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What can cause elevated levels of cortisol and acth over prolonged periods of time?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 11 years experience
Pituitary : If both the acth and cortisol are high, it can be due to an acth-producing tumor in the pituitary. The first step ( if not done already) is either a 24 hour urine for cortisol or an overnight Dexamethasone suppression test. These are the screening tests for cushings.
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