Sheehan syndrome

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What is Sheehan syndrome?

Sheehan syndrome is as an excessive bleeding disorder that occurs during childbirth. The bleeding deprives the body of oxygen and may lead to tissue death and loss of function of the pituitary gland; this results in permanent underproduction of pituitary hormones (Postpartum hypopituitarism).

Common symptoms reported by people with Sheehan syndrome

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 Sheehan syndrome

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

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

(Prometrium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Sheehan syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Sheehan syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Sheehan syndrome

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

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

(Prometrium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Sheehan syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 6
50s 5
60s 3
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

95% Female
5% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Sheehan syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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