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Pseudo Cushing's Syndrome Symptoms
Cushings varies: The symptoms of Cushing's disease vary, but they can include weight gain, increased blood pressure, a round-shaped face, headaches, mood changes, altered menses, hair growth, the formation of a lump at the top of the back, and fatigue / tiredness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The signs and symptoms of cushing's syndrome vary. Common signs and symptoms involve progressive obesity and skin changes, such as: weight gain and fatty tissue deposits, particularly around the midsection and upper back, in the face (moon face) and between the shoulders (buffalo hump) pink or purple stretch marks (striae) on the skin of the abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms thinnin. ...Read more
Many: Facial plethora, acne, hypertension, weight gain, swelling, violaceous streaks, easy bruising, proximal muscle weakness, diabetes, central fat accumulation, elevated cholesterol, osteoporosis - all are manifestations of cushing's syndrome. The severity of symptoms and signs will reflect the duration and severity of steroid excess. ...Read more
Can one have cushing's syndrome for the past 10years and not know about it? Would the symptoms be mild/slowly progressing all the while?
Cushing's: Sometimes Cushing's comes on fast, but sometimes it can be present for years before it is diagnosed. The symptoms of Cushings, central obesity, diabetes, hypertension, are very common. Raising suspicion for Cushings is abdominal striae, bruising, hirsutism, low potassium, rapid onset, and others. The screening tests for Cushings are fairly easy to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood cortisol(8am.) in range but >5mcg/dl.ACTH in range but >15pg/ml.many symptoms of Cushing's syndrome.should I need other exams?thanks
Cushings: I am not sure how to interpret what you provided. Just a plain cortisol and ACTH will not diagnose Cushing's. Here is a website that explains some of the testing: https://csrf.net/understanding-cushings/diagnostic-testing/ ...Read more
I have many symptoms of Cushing's syndrome but ACTH and cortisol(blood) in range.my dr suggest me MRI hypophysis. It's really necessary?thanks
Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Too much cortisol: Cushing's syndrome means the body has too much cortisol in it. This can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis. It can be caused by medications like Prednisone (most common cause - doesn't need treatment, but should try to minimize steroid dose), or by a cortisol producing tumor (needs surgery) or a certain type of pituitary tumor (called cushing's disease - also needs surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more
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