Pineal gland cyst

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What is pineal gland cyst?

A pineal cyst is a fluid-filled mass that can occur in the pineal gland located in the brain. The cause of these cystic masses are not known. Most do not cause any symptoms however when large cysts may cause pressure on nearby brain structures and functions resulting in neurological symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with pineal gland cyst

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pineal gland cyst

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pineal gland cyst (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pineal gland cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pineal gland cyst

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(MRI Brain)
Perceived effectiveness
for pineal gland cyst (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pineal gland cyst (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea speedy feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidocaine Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pineal gland cyst, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pineal gland cyst on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 38
30s 73
40s 85
50s 57
60s 15
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 23
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 248

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 111
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from pineal gland cyst patients who have completed their condition history
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