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How are pituitary disorders diagnosed?

Pituitary disorders are diagnosed through blood and urine tests and imaging scans of the pituitary gland. Most pituitary disorders involve non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland. Imaging scans such as an MRI (magnetic imaging resonance) or CT (computed tomograpy) can reveal the location and size of tumors. Tumors of the pituitary gland affect hormone levels in the body. A blood and/or urine test can measure those abnormal hormone levels.

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