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A 58-year-old female asked:

a relative had heparin therapy for a suspected blood clot. she did not have one. immediately afterwards she went into a sharp decline almost into a coma. she only had one adrenal gland is is possible she had an adrenal hemorrhage - what symptoms ?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Adrenal failure: Need many more details. Why did she only have one adrenal? A hemorrhage into the adrenal is possible but rare. What would happen if remaining adrenal was knocked out the would see immediate fall in BP, Rise of blood K, lost of lots of salt and water in urine. and shock. Got to wiki and look up adrenal crisis. But if she just bled from adrenal with destroying would see slower bleeding into area.

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