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Confused about dexamethasone suppression test. how can taking a steroid LOWER cortisol levels? having this to check for cushing's.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Cortisol

If your adrenal glands are working correctly a dose of dexamethasone would lower the cortisol levels.
Have you had cortisol levels drawn without dexamethasone? Do you have symptoms related to cortisol?

In brief: Cortisol

If your adrenal glands are working correctly a dose of dexamethasone would lower the cortisol levels.
Have you had cortisol levels drawn without dexamethasone? Do you have symptoms related to cortisol?
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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