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I have a 16cm adrenal tumor and pain in my side and back. What can they do?

Surgery

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Your tumor has to come out surgically. A work-up to determine which hormones your tumor may be making has to take place first. Knowing what it makes will be very helpful in terms of compensating medically for the hormones before it comes out. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
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Dr. Mary Maluccio answered:

The left adrenal gland pea sized tumor causes pain and discomfort. Is that a good or bad sign?

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Small tumors rarely if ever cause symptoms. Pea sized tumors in the adrenal are most often found when evaluating symptoms from other causes. I would not hang one's hat on the adrenal being the answer.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

I have an adrenal tumor on my right side, but I'm having pain in my side and back. Is this normal?

Yes.

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The adrenal glands are situated atop the kidneys, which are positioned against the back body wall on either side. One common symptom of adrenal tumors is flank pain, but they can also cause many other symptoms affecting multiple body systems because the adrenal glands play many roles in the regulation of important biological processes. If the pain worsens, changes, or moves, see your doctor.
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I was diagnosed with an adrenal tumor. My doctor says it's benign, but I'm having a lot of pain. Should I be worried?

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Most adrenal nodules are of benign nature and remain stable and non functioning, however they should be monitored on an interval based on size and location. Although you did not describe the nature and location of pain, you will need to discuss this further with your physician. Adrenal neoplasms can be dynamic and there is many cases reports of non secretory nodules becoming hornonally active.
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What causes low blood level of DHEA. I'm 25 female. Adrenal tumor maybe? I have high estrogen and chronic fatigue, body pain etc...

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DHEA isn't a hormone we typically measure at random because it isn't as reliable as the longer 1/2 life of DHEAS. Likewise, we usually don't measure total estrogen as it isn't helpful. DHEA is most reliable when compared before and after IV ACTH during stim testing around other hormones. Adrenal insufficiency can't be identified with a random DHEA.
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

my husband has had a combination of extreme constant hip and lower back pain, high blood pressure, adrenal tumor. what could it be?

See his doc

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First, has the adrenal mass been checked out with lab and/or urine tests? Pheochromocytoma and aldosterone producing tumors cause hypertension. Assuming that is not the case, the adrenal is probably incidental. He may have sciatica, hip arthritis, or any other number of causes of back pain. Can't be decided online - need to see a doc!
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

Does adrenal tumor cause gout?

No

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I am not aware of any association between gout and adrenal tumors and couldn't find a case in a brief PUBMED search
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How is an adrenal tumor diagnosed?

Imaging studies

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Imaging studies (CT scan,MRI, U/S) are used to diagnosed an adrenal tumor...then you need lab tests to know if the tumor is producing hormones...
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Dr. Richard K. Orr answered:

Can an adrenal tumor be detected on MRI?

Usually

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However, MRI is not always specific in determining cancer from benign. It cannot assess whether the adrenal tumor is producing hormones. This requires blood and/or urine tests.
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What sort of problem is an adrenal tumor?

Adrenal tumor

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1/1500 adrenal tumors can be cancerous (although very rare) so if you found an adrenal tumor, you need to see your doc to see 1)if it's producing any adrenal hormones or just non-functioning, 2)what's the size of the tumor and what's the likelihood it is cancerous or will turn cancerous (tumor > 6 cm very high risk) (i.e what's its charecteristics on CT scan, Hounsfield units...)
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