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1998 suffered subdural haematoma with right parietal shift

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1998 suffered subdural haematoma with right parietal shift and left frontal lobe damage, I was 36 yo. My periods became irregular, maybe 3-4 per year, and stopped in 2008. my body temperature fluctuates- high to low. gp cannot give HRT due to history of multiple Pulmonary Embolism, and 1 bout of pneumonia. my weight has increased from 9 stone 6 in 1998, to 17 stone, I have no energy, have tried diets and exercise to no avail, and have now been diagnosed with clinical depression.
I was told that my pituitary gland had been damaged in the accident, but that is all, and no one seems interested
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
What is your exact question please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

do you think that I need my hypothalamus/pituitary gland function checking

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK, I see.
The way that is checked is by blood tests
AM cortisol.
TSH and T4
Sex hormone panel , testosterone, and SHBG.
If all of these are in normal range, the pituitary is OK.
I assume that has not been done...?
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