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What effects would a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Maybe nothing: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes found incidentally during a ct scan for something else. Questions to ask: is it making too much hormone, such as cortisol (causing cushing's syndrome) or adrenaline (causing pheochromocytoma). Is it large, or expanding, and therefore a cancer risk? If the mass is small, not enlarging, and not secreting anything, it is probably nothing to worry about.
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