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When do symptoms of pituitary tumors show up?

Symptoms arise when the tumors cause either excess or reduced production of pituitary hormones or when the tumor presses on adjacent structures. Symptoms and changes in bodily function vary depending upon which lobe of the pituitary gland is affected and the type of tumor.

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