A 21-year-old male asked:
If someone is having panic attacks for what symptom or reason would you ever test for pheo?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several symptoms: One might check for pheochromocytoma when the person also has hypertension that's hard to control with BP medications. It's a rare tumor and most hypertensive people don't have it -- but most people with plain panic disorder don't have uncontrolled hypertension. Sudden onset headaches, abdominal pain, weight loss, etc could be others. Plus family history of pheo, neurofibromatosis, or men-ii.
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Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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