Shows how bright I am, you'd think I'd put 2 and 2 together and figure out she was going to an OB doc.
Anyhoo, the fairly common tumor that causes those symptoms is the pituitary tumor. I have taken care of lots of them post -op.
The doc actually answered the question.
With brutal honesty. Too bad the patient didn't ask it and wasn't prepared for the response.
Either you're pregnant or it could be a "type of" brain tumor.
"type of" being key words here.
That is a correct and honest answer.
You're right, the doc should have softened it.
Was your daughter in the room when the doc said that??
Or did the spouse relay it later?
She needs help getting a handle on this.
The doc , naturally, needs to run many tests to get a definitive
If it is a pituitary tumor, and if they operate, they go thru the mouth and sinuses....a fairly simple operation.
I've never seen any complications.
P.S. She will be referred to another doctor soon....especially if it is a pituitary tumor....
OB-GYN's don't operate on that end.