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Pheochromocytoma

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Blood pressure: Symptoms of pheochromocytoma may be very hard to control high blood pressure, may have intermittent spikes in high blood pressure, fast heart rate, sw ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
A tumor: Pheochromocytoma is a chatecholamine producing tumor. Catecholamines include Epinephrine and norepinephrine. The tumors are most often in the adrenal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland. These tumors release chemicals called catecholamines which can cause high blood pressure, headaches, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Surgery: Removing the adrenal is the appropriate treatment. These tumors produce hormones that increase the blood pressure to dangerous levels, so it is impor ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Adrenal gland: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that produces catecholamine hormones like Adrenalin which cause elevated blood pressure. The tumor is usually found in th ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Blood or urine tests: The diagnosis is made by finding abnormal catecholamines (hormones that elevate pulse and blood pressure) in the blood or urine. Once the diagnosis i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Hormone release: Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a rare tumor of adrenal gland tissue. When functional they cause adrenal glands to make too much norepinephrine and epine ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Multiple: findings of tachycardia, elevated blood pressure, headache! Then flushing, chest pain, heart pain, torn aorta and more!! Medical emergency!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Phaeochromocytoma: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/basics/definition/con-20030435
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in General Surgery
Too much adrenaline: These are tumors of the adrenal gland which secrete hormones that basically raise blood pressure. Can have episodic very high blood pressure, fast hea ... Read More
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