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What exactly was wrong with Jack Conan?

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  • 23-04-2023 8:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,615 ✭✭✭


    Heard this on newstalk:

    He developed a cyst on his pituitary gland that effected hormones?

    That article firstly says, "my bloods came back clear".

    Then says "my bloods showed massive hormonal imbalances".

    He then says "it just got better".

    Any clarification?

    In physics we trust....... (as insanely difficult to decipher as it may be)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭LostArt


    It's his personal medical information so I doubt you'll get anything else



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,599 Mod ✭✭✭✭CIARAN_BOYLE


    Two different blood tests. One probably was a general one and the other was a bit more focused after they saw the cyst in the scan.

    They mention that he took meds for the cyst and it got better.

    It sounds like one of these

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15328-pituitary-adenomas



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭Martina1991


    When people say they "got bloods done" they likely do not know what tests were requested and why. You can't detect what you're not looking for.

    If his primary complaints were fatigue or lack of energy his doctor may have only requested tests like a full blood count to check for anaemia, or maybe iron or vitamin deficiencies.

    Endocrinology tests would be requested for specific investigations. They wouldn't be first line testing.

    Hormones produced by the pituitary gland regulate metabolism, growth, sexual maturity, blood pressure and more.

    Fatigue is a vague symptom that can be caused by many conditions. It can take a while to get to the cause of it.

    Good to see he got to the bottom of it.



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