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How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?

How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?

There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer

Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer

We can't know: Masses can be seen on the adrenal glands when abdominal imaging is done for another purpose (given the term "incidentaloma"). However, the adrenal glands are also a common site for metastatic spread for malignancy primarily affecting another organ. Furthermore, the left-sided supraclavicular node drains lymph from the abdominal cavity. In all, likelihood for seriousness is low,but deserves workup ...Read more

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What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

What medications can U take for infertility while having an adrenal mass?

Whoa! None until: need more specifics. What is the adrenal mass and what is being done to evaluate it? This comes first. Resubmit if you'd like and if you have more information, good wishes. ...Read more

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What effects would a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

What effects would a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

Maybe nothing: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes found incidentally during a ct scan for something else. Questions to ask: is it making too much hormone, such as cortisol (causing cushing's syndrome) or adrenaline (causing pheochromocytoma). Is it large, or expanding, and therefore a cancer risk? If the mass is small, not enlarging, and not secreting anything, it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

I'm wondering what effect does a mass on the adrenal glands have on a person?

Needs checking: A mass on the adrenal is sometimes discovered incidentally during a ct scan for other reasons. Frequently these are benign, and have no effect on the adrenal, but it is important to check for abnormal adrenal function and to see if the mass is growing. ...Read more

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Should i get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?

Should i get a 2nd opinion about a hypodense right adrenal mass since I have a history of a rare cancer?

It can't hurt: Since i don't know anything about your condition or the findings of the first evaluation, it's impossible to say, may sure you've had the appropriate lab tests, x-rays, etc. It never hurst to seek a second opinion from a qualified physician, particularly when you have concerns. ...Read more

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I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer. Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?

I have a right adrenal mass with a history of cancer.  Should i be concerned that my new endocrinologist isn't worried about it?

Maybe: With a history of cancer, any bump or lump is scary. But most little adrenal nodules are not cancer. At the very least, it should be followed closely with surveillance imaging. Consider asking for input from a doctor that helped you with your prior cancer. As always, if you don't feel good about information you are getting from your doctor, don't hesitate to seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Non functioning 12mm mass on my adrenal normal blood and urine why did my dr refer me to an endocrinologist just wondering if its necessary?

Non functioning 12mm mass on my adrenal normal blood and urine why did my dr refer me to an endocrinologist  just wondering if its necessary?

Possibly: The endocrinologist has more experience with adrenal nodules. He/she can make sure that you have had the correct tests done to make sure that it is nonfunctioning. ...Read more

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I had an adrenal mass secreting testosterone removed 4 months ago, levels are all normal now. My breasts have grown a lot in 4 months, any relation?

I had an adrenal mass secreting testosterone removed 4 months ago, levels are all normal now.  My breasts have grown a lot in 4 months, any relation?

Virilization: If you had a virilizing adrenal tumor, and it was removed, and you have normal ovaries, then you would be expected to now develop a more typical female body habitus. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more