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What are the symptoms of insulinoma?

What are the symptoms of insulinoma?

Several: Consistent low blood sugars, rapid weight gain, accumulation of skin tags in the armpit and groin areas are some of the symptoms. Small insulinomas may be hard to detect and may not be accompanied by obvious symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Melanie Richards
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Insulinoma (Definition)

An insulinoma is a tumor of the pancreas that secretes insulin. The beta cells in the pancrease (pancrelipase) secrete Insulin in response to high glucose levels in the blood. Since an insulinoma is a collection of abnormal cells, an insulinoma will produce Insulin regardless of the blood glucose levels and can cause profound hypoglycemia ...Read more


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What symptoms can insulinoma bring about?

Low glucose: Thses usually cause symptoms of hypoglycemi? It can lead to weakness, a feeling of passing out and even sudden bout of bad temper that all gets better with the ingestion of sugar. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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What other symptoms of an insulinoma apart from feeling hypoglycemic?

What other symptoms of an insulinoma apart from feeling hypoglycemic?

Many others: may have weight loss, diarrhea, sweats, bloating need CT scan to assess possible liver damage ...Read more

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Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!

Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!

Hypoglycemia: To diagnose insulinoma, you need to demonstrate inappropriately high insulin/C-peptide when your glucose is low. A glu of 81 is not low, it is normal. You have symptoms of hypo, but these symptoms are often from something else. Insulinoma is rare. Do not start getting CT/ultrasound etc until you establish the biochemical diagnosis first. An Endocrinologist can help you. ...Read more

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What is an insulinoma?

Pancreas tumor: Insulinoma is a rare tumor of the pancreas that produces excess insulin. Can cause severe hypoglycemia, confusion, convulsions, etc. Most all of these tumors are benign and are removed surgically. ...Read more

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How does one get insulinoma?

Random: There is no known cause to identify why someone would get the rare condition of an insulinoma. ...Read more

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What tests are there insulinoma?

Blood and imaging: Insulinoma is diagnosed with blood tests and imaging. Fasting levels of c-peptide, Insulin and glucose are done. Ct scan or MRI can determine if a pancreatic mass is present. Endoscopic ultrasound is also useful for imaging abd obtaining tissue for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for insulinoma?

What are the tests for insulinoma?

Ct and blood test : Ct and a blood glucose test. See nd endocrinologist. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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