That prominence may be your pituitary gland
is swolled up for
some reason, and that CAN be serious if it's a benign tumor growing there or something significant like that. See, that's one of the endocrine glands, the "master gland" so to speak, and it tells the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, and other glands how much hormone to secrete at what time. Well, if your pituitary doesn't function right, your whole body will react, and you'll get mighty sick.