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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Kumar
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
Benign process: Fullness in the adrenal gland can be due to a benign process, like an adenoma, or malignancy from lung or other types of cancer. Measuring hounsfield ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal abnormality: Why was the ct done? It is common to discover something "incidentally" on the adrenals. Cts are very sensitive and they pick up all sorts of things ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal enlargement: It is very common to pick up an adrenal nodule, or enlargement, when a scan is done for other reasons. Usually these are benign "incidenal-omas". T ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
High or Low function: Here is a good reference http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/adrenal/endo_description.Aspx.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Virilization Adrenal: 27F has been told she had adrenal virilizaiton and want to know what it is? Virilization means many things but especially hair growth were you don't w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unusual: Would be unusual for a pea sided adrenal tumor to cause significant pain. Please see your doctor to rule out other causes of pain.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Adrenal insufficiency (when your adrenals aren't working as well as they should).
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise t ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Lose an adrenal?: Hi. Even if you lost the adrenal on the side that had the partial nephrectomy, the remaining adrenal would be enough to provide all the cortisol and a ... Read More
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