Doctor insights on:
Adrenal Gland Nodule
I am 55 years old. I am ashamed to go out because I sweat on my face only. I have an
adrenal gland with a nodule on it. HELP! My Anxiety High,?
See endocrinologist: Hi. Abnormal sweating and anxiety in the setting of an adrenal nodule is suggestive. Do you have headaches and palpitations? There may be a cause-and-effect relationship between your symptoms and the adrenal tumor. You need a good endocrinologist with adrenal expertise. Don't have any elective surgeries until you get this evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Disposition depends on clinical symptoms and results of tests. Mibg scan shows functioning tumors such as pheochromocytoma .Symptoms of pheo include headache, sweating, palpitations, elevated blood pressure, anxiety.Nodule usually needs characterization by mri. Adrenocortical carcinoma can produce hormones with virilization and feminization.Some asymptomatic nodules followed such as benign adenoma. ...Read more
Incidentaloma: This was undoubtedly found on a ct or MRI that was done for some other reason. These incidentally discovered "incidentalomas" are usually benign lumps and of no significance. There are 2 questions your doctor will want to ask: 1. Is the nodule secreting any hormones, like adrenaline, cortisol, etc; and 2. Is the nodule growing, which would raise a suspicion for cancer. ...Read more
What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?
Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more
It can be: Adrenal nodules are common and are often benign. But several cancers are prone to spread and land in the Adrenal gland as metastatic cancer. This can be determines with the help of PET scan or a biopsy if the nodule is growing in serial CT scan studies. This can be sorted out in 2-3 month time of follow up/repeat study. ...Read more
Colon cancer pt. old ct- nodule on left adrenal gland. ( was not met). New ct- new adrenal nodule . Are these the same or diffetent ones, ?
Must compare CT's: The best way to tell if these are the same nodule or if this is a new nodule would be to have the radiologist or your oncologist compare the CT's side-by-side. It may be obvious that they are or are not the same nodule. If it is not obvious, then further testing may be necessary, perhaps even a biopsy of the nodule if it is worrisome. Good luck. ...Read more
CT revealed 9mm nodule on left adrenal gland, measures 30 HU on precontrast study. What does this mean? 28yrs old,5'8 130lbs, sudden high BP,headaches
DEPEND ON BLOOD WORK: the CT scan showing adrenal mass 9 mm, most likely benign with this size, and this kind of resolution. the major question, specially with a history of hypertension, and headache, if you are having a functional tumor, like hormone producing tumor or not, like pheochromocytoma. the only way to know that is by blood test. good luck ...Read more
Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?
Speak with your doc: Adrenal gland nodules are very common and frequently are benign meaning they cause no harm. "incidentalomas" may have certain characteristics on an MRI that indicate they are benign. Additionally, blood tests may be warranted elucidate what type of nodule you have. This is nothing to worry about but definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more
Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?
Incidentalomas: So they were present on the ct, but not present on the mri? These scanning techniques are sooooo sensitive, they pick up these tiny "warts" in glands, which often have no significance. This is probably nothing, but talk to your doctor. Assuming these things are not secreting any hormones, your doc may want to get another picture in 1 yr to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more