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A 58-year-old female asked:

if you have only one adrenal gland because of a phaeo and you hemorrhage into the remaining adrenal gland after heparin becoming adrenally insufficient what symptoms would you expect to see - both physically and in blood results ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Adrenal insufficienc: Common symptoms and signs of adrenal insufficiency include fatigue, weakness, weight loss,lightheadedness,low blood pressure,abdominal discomfort, loss of menstrual periods, low libido, low blood sugar, low cortisol levels,electrolyte imbalance,inability of the body to cope with serious medical conditions or emergencies. In your case ACTH levels would be low and giving ACTH would not raise cortiso

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