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Why is my saliva cortisol result so high? Is saliva testing not as accurate?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: High cortisol

High cortisol may be due to a number of conditions, including a tumor in the pituitary gland or adrenal gland(s), stress, pain, illness, or taking steroids, or something that interferes with the test.
The only way to find out what is causing your cortisol level to be high is to work together with a doctor.

In brief: High cortisol

High cortisol may be due to a number of conditions, including a tumor in the pituitary gland or adrenal gland(s), stress, pain, illness, or taking steroids, or something that interferes with the test.
The only way to find out what is causing your cortisol level to be high is to work together with a doctor.
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