- Adrenal gland symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Adrenal gland symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Why: may indicate an adrenal cause e.g. Cushing's syndrome, phaeochromocytoma, Conn's Syndrome.
Why: Can be associated with Addison's disease.
Why: may make the gland hypofunctioning.
Why: Can cause Cushing's Syndrome if taken for long periods of time.
Why: Alcohol excess can cause Cushing's syndrome.
Why: which can include tumors of the adrenal gland.
Why: Weight gain is an important symptom of Cushing Disease/Cushing Syndrome. Unfortunately weight loss can sometimes be seen in Cushing Syndrome secondary to some types of cancer, such as lung cancer or carcinoid tumors.
Why: Increased pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) can be a symptom of Cushing Disease, whilst "stretch marks" (striae) and "thin skin" can be signs of either Cushing Disease or Cushing Syndrome. A form of acne and increased reddish-coloration on the face (acne plethora) can also occur.
Why: Steroid medications can cause you to have symptoms of Cushing Syndrome.
Why: Your blood pressure can increase with Cushing Disease/Cushing Syndrome and it is important for your Health Professional to know if you have ever been diagnosed with it before or are taking any antihypertensive medications.
Why: These can all be signs with Pheochromocytoma.
Why: A noticeable increase in bodily sweating or flushing may be experienced in Pheochromocytoma.
Why: An increased frequency and intensity of headaches can be seen with Pheochromocytoma, and they may be linked to other symptoms such as sweating and palpitations.
Why: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is a syndrome which may increase the amount of androgens and male-type hormones which your adrenal gland produces. This increase in male-type hormones can increase aggression levels. Some types of this condition can result in genetically female children being born looking (and acting) like a male (intersex), whilst others types may become obvious later in life via a female developing male-type features or hirsutism.
Why: Some men who may have an additional "male" chromosome (Y-Chromosome). This has been linked to an increased likelihood of violent/aggressive crime. No other diseases or health problems have been conclusively linked to this genetic condition as yet.
Why: Loss of appetite with weight loss in Adrenal insufficiency; increased appetite and weight gain with Cushing's syndrome; weight loss with phaechromocytoma.
Why: can occur in Adrenal insufficiency.
Why: lethargy can occur with Adrenal insufficiency or with adrenal cancer.
Why: Can occur with Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome or Adrenal cancer.
Why: Can occur with Addison's disease.
Why: Can occur with adrenocortical insufficiency.
Why: Adrenocortical insufficiency and Cushing's syndrome can cause infrequent periods.
Why: E.g. thin skin, abdominal stretch marks, easy bruising, round face, fluid retention, increased infections, poor wound healing, and excessive hairiness (see Cushing-like symptoms).
Why: i.e. feelings of fear, headache, palpitations, sweating, nausea, pallor - may indicate Phaechromocytoma.
Why: e.g. lack of menstrual periods , enlargement of the clitoris, deepening of voice , hair loss around temples and excessive hairiness - may indicate androgen secreting adrenal tumor.
The following list of conditions have 'Adrenal gland symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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