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Symptoms Of Cushing
Fat redistribution: Weight gain, but especially a shift of fat to the abdomen, shoulder. "buffalo hump". Purplish striae (stretch marks) on skin; acne. Diabetes, hypertension, muscle weakness. In women, loss of periods, excess hair growth. Many people will have some of these symptoms. If your doctor is suspicious, the screening tests are not difficult to perform. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many symptoms: Symptoms / signs: truncal obesity (mr. Potatohead look), "moon" facies, thinning of skin, easy bruising, "buffalo" hump in upper back, purple stretch marks, hypertension, fatigue, psychiatric sx, insomnia, excess hair growth, muscle weakness and loss. Symptoms are often progressive and should prompt screening. ...Read more
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
Here's an MRI album of my pituitary gland.
I need a neurosurgeon to inspect these for a tumor & say which pic & where. I also have symptoms of Cushing's Disease .
Well....: I am an ENDOCRINOLOGIST, and you do have a pituitary Macro-Adenoma. The quality of your films on-line is not optimal. This is not a simple entity. You should be taken care of at a medical center with a great neurosurgeon, or at least a well trained endocrinologist. You need a series or laboratory tests... SOON!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Suppression tests are screening tests. A negative screening test reduces the chances of Cushings, but does NOT rule it out. If symptoms remain strongly suggestive, then you need an endocrinologist to do a more detailed and definitive evaluation of your adrenal gland function. ...Read more
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