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What does a white spot on your adrenal gland mean

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Needs to be followed: It is common for adrenal glands to form nodules, and these are often discovered incidentally (eg. Ct scan done for some other reason). Usually these a... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Test results: You are analyzing your test results and getting panicky. Relax. Talk to your doctor, who is in the best position to connect the dots. A "spot" on t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Adrenal nodules are commonly found this way. A patient with a nonfunctioning mass <3 cm should be followed up with appropriate CT scans (or MRI). I... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Cardiology 32 years experience
No.: Incidental findings such as these are picked up quite frequently and most times do not correlate with anything significant. If you have difficult to c... Read More
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Follow up on it!: Hi. That's called an adrenal incidentaloma because it was found incidentally looking for other stuff. It needs to be thoroughly evaluated to see if it... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Costantine Albany
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
There are options: There are many options to treat lung cancer that has spread, this include chemotherapy, targeted therapy and clinical trials with the new immunotherap... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Different things: Usually means enlargement of adrenal gland. Enlarged adrenal gland can be seen in benign and malignant tumors, overgrowth or hyperplasia, infection, c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Benign tumor.: An adenoma is a benign (not cancer) growth on an adrenal gland. They are relatively common and can be picked up on a ct scan done for other reasons. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
May be: It is probably not causing any problems. This is a fat tumor. Talk to your doctor about this also.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Good question. They are two separate organs so you should still have 2 adrenals.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: There are a variety of kinks in metabolic am, inborn and acquired, that can do this. And just being stressed enlarges the adrenals. There's a study of... Read More