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Apoplexy

 

Definition

Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are a few forms of apoplexy, such as:

  • Adrenal apoplexy—bleeding into the adrenal glands
  • Pituitary apoplexy—bleeding into the pituitary gland

Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland Male

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Causes    TOP

Apoplexy may be caused by:

  • A tumor
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Blood clot
  • An illness
  • Changes in blood volume or blood pressure
  • Problems with blood clotting
 

Risk Factors    TOP

Factors that may raise your chances of apoplexy are:

  • Lack of hormones
  • Prior surgery
  • Bleeding problems
  • Injury
  • Severe blood loss during childbirth
 

Symptoms    TOP

You may have:

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Belly pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Bluish skin color
  • Fever
  • Problems seeing
  • Confusion
  • Pain
  • Tiredness
 

Diagnosis    TOP

You will be asked about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done.

Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests

Pictures may be taken. This can be done with:

 

Treatment    TOP

Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. At first, your condition will be stabilized. Next, treatment will based on the cause and site of your apoplexy. You may have:

  • Medicines—to correct hormonal imbalances
  • Surgery—removing a tumor if that is the cause
 

Prevention    TOP

Apoplexy can’t be prevented.

RESOURCES:

Hormone Health Network—Endocrine Society
http://www.hormone.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

CANADIAN RESOURCES:

Canadian Institute for Health Information
https://www.cihi.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

REFERENCES:

Pituitary apoplexy . UCLA Health System website. Available at:
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Accessed July 30, 2018.



Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Kathleen A. Barry, MD
Last Updated: 7/30/2018

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