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Symptoms of Acromegaly

Symptoms of Acromegaly: Introduction

Symptoms of acromegaly vary depending on what age the disease occurs and other factors. In children, acromegaly results in an excessively tall stature and is called gigantism.

Other symptoms develop gradually over years and are often subtle. They include facial abnormalities, such as overgrowth of the nose, mouth, and tongue. There can also be oily skin, headaches, joint pain, excessive sweating, general weakness, thickening of the skin, skin tags and back pain.

The hormone imbalance of acromegaly can cause irregular menstruation, excessive hair growth in women, breast milk production in non-nursing women, erectile dysfunction, and osteoporosis. Other complications include carpal tunnel syndrome, hypertension, thyroid disease, cardiomyopathy, arthritis, hypogonadism, and kidney stones.

There also may be eye problems and visual disturbances. People with acromegaly also have an increased risk of developing cancer, especially small intestine cancer and colorectal cancer. There is also a risk of developing brain cancer, thyroid cancer, bone cancer, and kidney cancer.

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Symptoms of Acromegaly

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Acromegaly includes the 58 symptoms listed below:

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Acromegaly: Complications

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Acromegaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Acromegaly?

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Acromegaly as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Acromegaly, it is also important to consider Acromegaly as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Acromegaly may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Acromegaly. This signs and symptoms information for Acromegaly has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Acromegaly signs or Acromegaly symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acromegaly may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Acromegaly symptoms.


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