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Sheehan syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Postpartum hypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitary syndrome
  • Postpartum pituitary necrosis
  • Simmond's disease
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  • I was diagnosed with Sheehan syndrome after complications with giving birth 8yrs ago. I have been having trouble getting pregnant and wanted to know if Sheehan syndrome creates difficulties with having a pregnancy. Click here for answer

  • I am curious to know if there is a genetic link to Sheehan syndrome. My maternal grandmother hemorrhaged after her 5th child and ended up losing all of the hair on her body, less the hair on her head. My maternal aunt also hemorrhaged after her 4th child and she too lost all body hair less the hair on her head. Neither were diagnosed with Sheehan syndrome at that time. Click here for answer

  • I am interested in learning more about Sheehan syndrome. What information can you provide? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Postpartum hypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitarism
  • Postpartum panhypopituitary syndrome
  • Postpartum pituitary necrosis
  • Simmond's disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.