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5 Facts you should know about

Sheehan syndrome

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1

The signs and symptoms in Sheehan's syndrome are caused by damage to the pituitary,

thereby causing a decrease in one or more of the hormones it normally secretes.

2

In the developed world Sheehan’s Syndrome is a rare complication of pregnancy,

usually manifesting after excessive blood loss after delivery.

3

The most common initial symptom

of Sheehan's syndrome is agalactorrhea.

4

Many women also report amenorrhea

or oligomenorrhea after delivery.

5

Growth-hormone deficiency is the most common lab test

of hypopituitarism in Sheehan’s syndrome.

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