Doctor insights on:
What Other Illnesses Have Similar Symptoms To Pheochromocytoma
A tumor of the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are small organs that sit above the kidneys and secrete important hormones that are responsible for maintain body fluid and electrolyte levels and helps people respond to stress. A pheochromocytoma can cause the release of too much stress hormone such as epinephrine, leading to periodic increases in blood pressure, flushing, and ...Read more
Not necessarily: Pheochromocytoma is very, very rare, but shares some symptoms with much more common illnesses that may or may not be dangerous, including panic attacks, hyperthyroidism, and some abnormal heart rhythms, among others. It takes a detailed history by a clinician, and sometimes blood or urine testing, to narrow down a diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
Can ANS dysfunction/damage cause symptoms similar to a pheochromocytoma (including elevated urine epinephrine)?
Similar symptoms: Patients with Postural Orthostasis Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) can exhibit many of the same symptoms as pheochromocytoma: palpitations, anxiety, tremor etc. This is because both conditions cause a hyper-adrenergic state. Epinephrine may be elevated but likely less than in pheochromocytoma. Increased norepinephrine on standing is the key finding in POTS. SEE: http://bit. Ly/17qibWZSee 1 more doctor answer
Might: Can cause rapid heartbeat rapid breathing light headedness
Could left arm radiculopathy be caused by left ribs misaligned? Cause symptoms similar to pheochromocytoma as well as enlarged lymph on that side?
Not think so: This may be something you can check with your physician about. But I think it's unlikely to be the reason
Varies: The following are commonly seen with pheo: sustained or periodic elevation of BP in 85% headache in 90% generalized sweating 60% most patients do not have all three and there is a general trend to finding these tumors earlier and smaller therefore less symptomatic than the the pheos of yesteryear.See 2 more doctor answers
Get tested: If you have many symptoms of pheochromocytoma, you should see your doctor to get it tested. The workup is complicated but it usually starts with 24 urine test and/or blood test. These tests are very good and if they come back normal (despite you still having symptoms), then it's unlikely that you have pheochromocytoma and it's time to look at other possible causes.See 2 more doctor answers
Pheochromocytoma was ruled out. Still have all the symptoms. Also BP dips low and I pass out. What's the next step?
More tests: Unfortunately you have a complex problems, cause of sudden fall of BP, and syncopal attacks, your doctor (s) will do series of tests evaluating your blood vessels, various hormone levels, hormone producing tumors etc, will find the cause and cure you, be patient good luck.
Blood pressure: Symptoms of pheochromocytoma may be very hard to control high blood pressure, may have intermittent spikes in high blood pressure, fast heart rate, sweating, intermittent severe headaches. It is an abnormal growth of the adrenal gland, and identified by blood tests for certain hormone level & can be seen on ct scan.
To some degree: To define whether there is a functional pheo one draws blood levels of catacholamines which are expressed by and secreted into the serum by the tumor.Caffeine intake, cigarette smoking, and other sympathomimetic factors may increase catecholamine levels through the adrenergic receptors and should be discontinued for at least 24 hours before a blood sample is obtained.See 1 more doctor answer
Big difference: A pheochromocytoma is a serious, but rare, tumor which secretes Adrenalin type of hormones. Anxiety is one of many symptoms. Patients with pheos are treated by endocrinologists and specialized surgeons. An anxiety disorder is a mood disorder diagnosed when other medical causes of anxiety are ruled out. It is often treated by a mental health professional or primary care provider.See 1 more doctor answer
What other conditions can mimic pheochromocytoma? Catecholamines and metanephrines were normal, but I still have all symptoms. Extremely scared.
Anxiety: And certain sport drinks, caffeine could do that's.
- Talk to a doctor online
- What other illnesses have the same symptoms as meningitis?
- What are other conditions with symptoms similar to diverticulitis?
- What diseases have early symptoms similar to lymphoma?
- Other illnesses symptoms peptic ulcers
- What illnesses have the same symptoms as a uti?
- What illness do i have symptoms?
- Which desease have similar symptoms as hiv
- What other illnesses can be mistaken for hyperthyroidism?
- Symptoms pheochromocytoma illness
People also viewed
- People allergic others