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acquired adrenal hyperplasia

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience Family Medicine
Adrenal: Enlargement of the adrenal gland. Small gland that sits on top of kidneys.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
CAH?: Do you mean congenital adrenal hyperplasia? There are adult forms of this. It occurs when there is an enzyme defect in adrenal steroid synthesis suc ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: The first screening test done at a day or so can be falsely positive. The second screening test done at a week or later is more accurate. There are sp ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enzyme defeciency: This disease results from deficiency of an enzyme, 21 hydroxylase, that is essential for synthesis of adrenal hormones. Block in the synthesis of gluc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Enzyme deficiency: Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme needed for synthesis of gluco- and mineralo-corticoids causes excessive production of sex hormones, mainly male se ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cong adrenal hyper: Yes. see your physician. Wikipedia and uptodate.com are good reads for this. There are several kinds of this as well.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: There are no physical characteristics associated with cah.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Male or Female?: This would depend on the age and sex of the patient in addition to the degree of severity. If cortisol response is normal and a male is affected, ofte ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Addison's disease: Your history says you have addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), which is not the same as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Addison's disease can d ... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Addison's disease is adrenal cortical failure due to injury, ablation or autoimmune disorders of adrenal gland or pituitary gland under-production of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Symptoms only: Pcos and nccah have pretty much the same symptoms; irregular cycles and symptoms of too much male hormone. Cah however is caused by a missing enzyme a ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
It can be.: One cause of adrenal insufficiency, addison's disease, is an auto-immune disorder. The immune system mistakenly makes antibodies targeting one or mor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Gene Mutation: A mutated form of the enzyme blocks the normal production of adrenal hormoes and causes excess production of male sex hormones on both male and female ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Hydroxylase deficiency is actually a continuum, and there are many alleles. A workup is probably not worthwhile. Manage unwanted body hair with electr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Spot "basal cortisol" levels mean nothing except in context. They help rule some things in and some things out. The highest basal cortisol levels have ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot. It is basically associated with vascular issues such as raynauds or cutaneous vasculitis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Oh, now i know CAH: Previous answer, i thought it meant chronic active hepatitis. Yes, a girl or boy can be born with cong adrenal hyperplasia; this refers to a group of ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Complex diagnosis: Too much info to sort through online, but sounds like could be hypopituitarism.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibroma ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Addisons disease: I dont know about cystic fibrosis but it can be linked to addisons disease.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
It varies: Persons with the most common form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to make extra testosterone. For girls can manifest as ... Read More

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