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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: I am not aware of any association between gout and adrenal tumors and couldn't find a case in a brief pubmed search.
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
May not or may: Rumors cause gout usually when the therapy destroys a multitude of cancer cells like circulating lymphocytes . If the adrenal tumor causes gout it may ... Read More

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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends on Location: The adrenal gland is only one of the organs involved in hormonal regulation in women. E.G. Pituitary gland, ovaries, etc also play a role. Therefore, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: A benign adrenal tumor means that it is not cancerous but that doesn't mean that it can't be a functioning tumor, that is, it can still produce excess ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: If it produces corticosteroids (cortisone like hormones). This is caled cushing syndrome and is associated with fat deposition, especially in the wais ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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See endocrinologist: Dhea isn't a hormone we typically measure at random because it isn't as reliable as the longer 1/2 life of dheas. Likewise, we usually don't measure ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
Gallstones: Gallstones or bile duct narrowing/strictures can cause laboratory findings like that. Some stones are too small to see on ct scans, but still can ca ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Imaging studies: Imaging studies (ct scan, mri, u/s) are used to diagnosed an adrenal tumor...Then you need lab tests to know if the tumor is producing hormones...
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: First of all, I am assuming you mean a 4.2 centimeter tumor. If so, the first issue is to determine if this tumor is "functional", meaning that it se ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: Adrenal adenomas are noncancerous tumors that are common. If they are small and do not produce hormones, they can be watched with ct scans. Some pro ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on loc ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Various: Symptoms will depend on the final product produced by the tumor cell line. If predominantly cortisol secreting, you would expect cushing's manifestati ... Read More
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