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Tumor On Adrenal Gland Symptoms
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Most times no sympto: Kidney cysts have no symptoms and are benign adrenal tumors most of the time are symptomless and non cancerous.Rarely there is adrenal cortex carcinoma and need treatment, it is quite rare.Can cause pain, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation. ...Read more
Primary and metastat: Functional adrenal tumors of the cental cortex region cause Cushings disease. In the cortex one finds the pheochromocytoma which can be benign or malignant and produce hormonal activity elevating blood pressure. Metastatic lesions are also found with the primary in kidney or lung. In most cases, except for small benign adenoma, surgery indicated. ...Read more
I had cat scan showed I had a tumor on adrenal gland 5-6mm in size is that something to worry about?
Not to worry but: This size is not too large to be overtly concerned as incidental adrenal masses are common nowadays as more people are subjected to ct scans for various reasons. However, i don't think this should be ignored and you will need basic testing to make sure this "incidentaloma" is in fact the case and to rule out any "hyperactivity" coming from the adrenals such as excess aldosterone or cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom with DLB diagnosed with benign tumor on adrenal gland in February. One month later I'm told she has Stage 3 Kidney Disease based on blood work. ?
Not sure: Dx of a benign adrenal tumor is made on scan with a solitary small nodule in adrenal. Occassionally known mets to adrenal appear as small nodules iel lung, melanoma, breast to adrenal. If kidney tumor was present it would have shown up on scan. Dx of kidney cancer not made on blood test, there is no marker for kidney. Angiogram, PET/CAT and bx of lesion used to make dx. ...Read more
3 types: The adrenal gland is a double structured gland with a central medullary portion which when a tumor develops produces adrenaline like products elevating BP. The cortical tumors produce cortisone and when functional present with Cushngs syndrome. The 3rd lesion is metastatic to adrenal from primaries of kidney and lung and sometimes melanoma. ...Read more
Variables: Hi. 2 big issues: 1) is it benign or malignant, and 2) is it overproducing a hormone or not? My advice is to see an endocrinologist comfortable with diagnosing adrenal tumors. It's a complex field, and I'm too far away to do it for you! ;-) Hormone tumors could be Cushing's, aldosteronoma, or pheochromocytoma. The work up will include CT scan attenuation. Don't ignore it or put it off. Good luck ...Read more
Can someone please give me info on adrenal gland tumors? I was diagnosed with one and I'm scared. Please help
My daughter she's 14 years old. She had a tumor on her adrenal gland and she's only left with one adrenal gland . Can she still have kids ??
Yes: She would be able to have kids, so long her ovaries are intact and functional, adrenal glands aren't responsible for producing eggs, ovaries are, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Yes, ....: Judicious application of CT scan can tell the size, location, texture, & vascular supply of cyst or tumor from either kidneys or adrenal glands so to deduce the potential necessity & possibility of when, what , & how to deal with it. Besides, MRI may be required to further define the characters of lesions... Detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Does a mildly enlarged left adrenal gland mean a tumor? It was ordered because of high DHEAS of 835 (19-231 mcg/dL)?
No: There are a variety of kinks in metabolic am, inborn and acquired, that can do this. And just being stressed enlarges the adrenals. There's a study of mafiosi -- during gang wars, their adrenals quadrupled in size ...Read more
Need labs: He needs to see his doc to make sure the tumor is not producing extra hormones. If non functioning, he just need to follow it with another ct to track changes. There are characteristics on the ct that can clue you in whether or not this could be something significant. Adrenal carcinoma is very very rare. See the doc to eval. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Possibly: There are both benign and malignant (primary or metastatic (spread from a cancer elsewhere) tumors of the adrenal gland, Some give symptoms from the secretion of hormones or other substances. Any 6cm adrenal requires a through evaluation for malignancy and possible resection. He needs to be evaluated soon by a physician wello verrsed in adrendal tumors. ...Read more
Work up: Hi. That's a big adrenal tumor, and needs prompt evaluation and treatment. Some of these tumors make hormones that can harm health (e.g., cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine and/or norepinephrine and/or dopamine, etc), and some are cancers, and some are both (i.e., hormone producing cancers). That's a big tumor. See an experienced endocrinologist for diagnosis & planning. ...Read more
I had an adrenal gland removed due to a Conn's tumor many years ago. I have trouble with sleeping( sometimes insomnia and sometimes sleeping for 14-16?
Conn's Syndrome: I had an adrenal gland removed (Conn's tumor) many yrs ago. Have trouble with sleeping( sometimes insomnia and sometimes sleeping for 14-16? ANS: I specialize in Conn's & worked with Dr. C. I run a Yahoo group: firstname.lastname@example.org to join. We have had over 4000 & several with obstructive sleep apnea. What did pathology show on your gland. May be recurring. Can do 2nd opinion now. ...Read more
What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?
Not sure: I am a big supporter of selegeline for parkinson's disease, cognitive impairment, and erectile dysfunction. However, not sure regarding any benefits for pheochromocytoma. That being said, there are no serious side effects from selegeline. Best treatment for pheochromocytoma is surgery. Surgery is very effective and will usually provide a complete cure! ...Read more
My sister has stage 4 cervical cancer. She has a secondary tumor, 5cm, on her adrenal gland. We know it is terminal, but can we expect months? Years?
It depends: Her treating doctor can answer this question better. Not all stage-4 Cervix cancers are fatal. So the answer to your question depends on her exact stage(localized versus metastatic) and also on her cancer's response to treatment. Sometimes adrenal tumors can be removed surgically provided the pelvic tumor is under control.There are also new treatments coming along for cervical Cancer(e.g. Avastin) ...Read more
CT scan shows multiple small tumors on 1 adrenal gland. Should I be concerned that there are seemingly " a lot" on one poor gland? Tests recommended?
Adrenal gland: There are various types (benign and malignant) of adrenal tumors. You need to see an endocrinologist to methodically evaluate this issue ...Read more
I am 46 yrs old male, diagnose with hypokalemia, my doctor said he has to remove my right adrenal gland because of benign tumor.
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