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Cushing-like symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cushing-like 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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the Cushing-like symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Medications?

    Why: e.g. corticosteroids may cause a Cushing-like appearance.

  3. Alcohol history?

    Why: excess alcohol consumption may cause a Cushing-like appearance (pseudo-Cushing's syndrome).

  4. Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. weight gain especially central abdominal, change of appearance, moon-like face, thin skin, easy bruising, excessive facial hair growth, acne, muscle weakness, lack of or rare menstrual periods, poor libido, depression, psychosis, insomnia, frequent urination, excessive thirst, growth arrest in children.

  5. Symptoms of McCune-Albright syndrome?

    Why: e.g. mainly affect girls, skin pigmentation (isolated dark brown to light brown patches which tend to remain on one side of the midline), early puberty, ultimate short stature, localized bone pain, deformities or fractures, headache, seizures, hearing loss and sometimes Cushing-like symptoms.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Cushing-like 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Cushing-like symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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