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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 ??

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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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My 69 year old father has a 2cm tumor in the adrenal gland. Is this dangerous?

My 69 year old father has a 2cm tumor in the adrenal gland. Is this dangerous?

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 more

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I have a tumor on my adrenal gland. I can't see a specialist for 4 months. Worried if this is cancer that the delay could cause me more problems.

I have a tumor on my adrenal gland. I can't see a specialist for 4 months. Worried if this is cancer that the delay could cause me more problems.

Read imaging report: Many tumors found incidentally on the adrenal gland are not cancerous. If this is the case, there are classic imaging characteristics that would lean toward a non cancerous diagnosis for which it would be ok to wait for the specialist. If the report does not mention benign characteristics, i would not wait to get clarification from a specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tumor on adrenal gland?

Can you tell me about tumor on adrenal gland?

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

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My father-in-law was told he has a tumor (6cm) on his adrenal gland. Is this serious?

My father-in-law was told he has a tumor (6cm) on his adrenal gland. Is this serious?

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

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What do you suggest if my father-in-law was told he has a tumor (6cm) on his adrenal gland?

What do you suggest if my father-in-law was told he has a tumor (6cm) on his adrenal gland?

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

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I had cat scan showed I had a tumor on adrenal gland 5-6mm in size is that something to worry about?

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 more

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What are the side effects of selegine for a patient who has a pheochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland)?

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

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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?

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

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Testosterone level is 552. Doing a CT gyno believes tumor in ovary or adrenal gland. Something to be overly concerned about? Im scared...

Testosterone level is 552. Doing a CT gyno believes tumor in ovary or adrenal gland. Something to be overly concerned about? Im scared...

It depends on your S: Depends on your symptoms. If you have any symptoms that led to doing this test, you need to describe it to me.Testosterone producing tumors are very rare. So i would wait to worry. Let us know more about what is affecting you right now? ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?

Adrenal tumor: Requires further evaluation - most of these are not carcinoma but are adenoma - not malignant. However, malignancy is possible. The tumor can be functional - secreting excess hormones -- or non functional - just a growth. Workup requires blood and urine testing and additional imaging tests. Work up Is essential. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about rare adrenal gland tumor?

Can you tell me about rare adrenal gland tumor?

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

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Can you tell me anything about an adrenal gland tumor?

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

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What can I do about adrenal gland tumor and what are the symptoms?

What can I do about adrenal gland tumor and what are the symptoms?

Adrenal tumor: Most adrenal tumors are benign and have no symptoms. Symptoms depends on type of tumor, some can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, loss of potassium with weakness, changes in genitalia, increased hair, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone please give me info on adrenal gland tumors? I was diagnosed with one and I'm scared. Please help

Incidental finding: At least 1% of healthy folks have at least one adrenal cortical adenoma, or "incidentaloma". If you appear to be healthy, ignore it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

What are the symptoms of kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

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

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Can you tell me about kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

Can you tell me about kidney cysts or adrenal gland tumors?

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

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The left adrenal gland pea sized tumor causes pain and discomfort. Is that a good or bad sign?

The left adrenal gland pea sized tumor causes pain and discomfort. Is that a good or bad sign?

Hard to believe: Small tumors rarely if ever cause symptoms. Pea sized tumors in the adrenal are most often found when evaluating symptoms from other causes. I would not hang one's hat on the adrenal being the answer. ...Read more

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