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Signs & Symptoms


Signs and symptoms of acromegaly are most often caused by a benign (noncancerous) tumor on the pituitary gland, which causes the overproduction of growth hormone (GH) in the body.

Symptoms Caused By The Tumor:

  • Headaches
  • Visual problems

Symptoms Caused By Overproduction Of GH:

  • Diabetes
  • Enlargement of hands and feet
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or other heart-related problems
  • Joint pains
  • Sleep apnea
  • Swelling of soft tissue

Other Signs and Symptoms Of Acromegaly

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Coarsening of facial features, including forehead, nose, lips, tongue, jaw
  • Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland)
  • Menstrual cycle disturbances/Impotence
  • Sinus congestion
  • Skin changes, including thickening, oiliness, acne
  • Skin tags

You may only have a few of these and may never develop additional symptoms. Please speak with your health care provider about any questions you may have.

Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) does not treat these specific symptoms

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