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When to Call A Doctor

Make an appointment to see your doctor if:

  • You have frequent headaches.

  • You notice that your vision is becoming less sharp.

  • You have trouble seeing objects in a particular visual field.

  • You think that you may have symptoms of Cushing's disease or acromegaly.

  • You are a woman who has unexplained absent periods or is producing breast milk when you are not nursing.

  • You are a man who is impotent or has decreased sexual desire.

  • You are a parent who is worried that your child is growing faster or taller than expected.

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