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What Is Adrenal Nodular Hypertrophy
What does low density nodular thickening of both adrenal glands without suspicious enhancement, presumably on the basis of small adenomas mean on my c?
Nodular adrenals: You may have a form of Conn's Syndrome. Come to my Yahoo Group hyperaldoseronism@Yahoo. Com where I have 1, 300 like you. Need pictures too see if you look like you have Cushing's Syndrome. ...Read more
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
What is meant by nodular thickening of the left adrenal gland related to hyperplasia without well defined nodule?
Size and location: The adrenal glands can increase in size due to hyperplasia (usually bilateral) or a tumor (adenoma or carcinoma). However, hyperplasia may give rise to a thickening of the gland by imaging. There is also nodular hyperplasia, which is often related to specific hormone production (cortisol, aldosterone, etc). Not sure if you are symptomatic. ...Read more
Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?
I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body. I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?
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It is best to ask your doctor to explain your situation. The egd findings appear unimpressive to me unless you have some symptoms of gastritis.
Your adrenal tumor needs better definition in terms of its size. It is quite common to find small nodules in the adrenals which are mostly benign unless they are bigger than 2-3 cm in size and or you have any symptoms due to hormonal excess. ...Read more
3 years of fluctuating blood pressure-tachycardia-excessive sweating-shortness of breath-headaches-CatScan shows nodular thickening left adrenal gland?
I hope your doctor has discussed this finding with you. It may well be nothing to be concerned about but your doctor must advise you.
If you can, please let me know what transpires. ...Read more
Hepc, cirohis, CT scan -liver shows eviden of nodular surface, hypertrophied caudate & left lobe. Normal calibre abdominal aorta. How bad is it?
You: Have evidence of cirrhosis. A gastroenterologist can give you guidance regarding how well your liver is functioning, ways to slow further liver damage, and surveillance to detect any developing liver tumors (such as hepatoma). If you don't drink and take of yourself there is every likelihood of many more years of life. ...Read more
Probably not adrenal: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. Although you may be feeling the effects of chronic stress, it is seldom due to adrenal problems. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more
BIG question!: Too much cortisol or too much aldosterone, too little aldosterone and/or cortisol, too much catecholamine, androgens, and/or cancers. Holy cow! Big question! Cushing's, primary hyperaldosteronism, secondary hyperaldosteronism, Addison's, secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (classical & non-classical), pheochromocytoma, various malignancies, hemorrhage/infarct. Big topic ...Read more
Low cortisol state: Acute adrenal crisis is defined by the sudden drop in Hydrocortisone (or its equivalent) in the body, prompting acute physiological changes such as low blood sugar, lethargy, nausea, low blood pressure and sometimes even coma and death. Immediate steroid replacement is needed to reverse the above either via mouth (if the individual is stable and able to swallow) or via intra muscular/intravenous. ...Read more
Adrenal nodule: Is a small mass in the adrenal gland. The vast majority of adrenal nodules incidentally detected on imaging studies are benign adenomas. These require no treatment, and generally have characteristic appearances on CT and MRI that enable a confident diagnosis without biopsy. If they don't have these characteristics, they may need follow up or biopsy because neoplasm/cancer is a possibility. ...Read more
Find the cause: More often than not, nodular regenerative hyperplasia hides some other liver disease -- maybe even damage from an herbal supplement. If a thorough workup is non-revealing, then the treatment is to manage the problems, especially portal hypertension, perhaps with a shunt. ...Read more
Arthritis.: It is a relatively normal finding in the spine as we age. Sometimes, bone spur formation can put pressure on nearby nerves and pinch them, causing lots of pain, weakness, or numbness. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more
Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more
No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production. Once functional. ...Read more
Blood ; urine tests: Adrenal masses should very rarely be biopsied. Pheochromocytoma, an adrnealine producing tumor, must always be excluded prior to biopsy. Adrenal masses are diagnosed by imaging (ct and mri) blood and urine test. Biopsy is probably only indicated in patients with known history of cancer and suspicion for metastasis to adrenal. ...Read more
There is an adrenal gland attached to both kidneys.
If you no longer have active adrenal glands you must follow your doctor's advice about necessary hormone replacement.
If both adrenal glands are working fine, or you are taking the right medicine if you have no adrenals enjoy life! ...Read more
Treatable: The nodules are often due to helicobacter causing lymphoid tissue to grow in the antrum. There are a variety of possible causes & your gastroenterologist knows what to do for each. Nowadays this kind of gastritis is quite manageable; comply with your treatment advice and things will probably be much better for you. ...Read more
It depends.: First of all, I am assuming you mean a 4.2 centimeter tumor. If so, the first issue is to determine if this tumor is "functional", meaning that it secretes abnormal amounts of normal substances such as Epinephrine or steroids. If it is not functional, most people will watch tumors less than 4 CM and remove those larger than 6cm; the decision for those 4-6cm is often based on one's age and health. ...Read more
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