Sheehan syndrome

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Sheehan syndrome is a rare acquired pituitary hormone deficiency disorder resulting from pituitary necrosis following peri- or postpartum hemorrhage characterized by various symptoms depending on resulting hormone decrease (e.g. failure or difficulty with lactation oligo- or amenorrhea hot flashes decreased libido weakness fatigue anorexia nausea vomiting hypoglycemia hyponatremia dizziness decreased muscle mass adrenal crisis). Secondary hypothyroidism and secondary adrenal insufficiency may also be presenting signs.

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