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Can a traumatic experience cause an adrenal crisis?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Of it leads to significant hemorrhage (bleed) within the adrenal gland.
Ask your doctor to check your morning cortisol and if low you may need adrenal dynamic studies ( typically done in an endocrine office setting).

In brief: Possible

Of it leads to significant hemorrhage (bleed) within the adrenal gland.
Ask your doctor to check your morning cortisol and if low you may need adrenal dynamic studies ( typically done in an endocrine office setting).
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

If you mean an emotionally traumatic experience, the answer is no.
If, however, you mean that someone has sustained physical trauma (injuries such as broken bones, gunshot wounds, or recovering from surgery), the answer is yes. They would need to take higher-than-usual doses of steroids to prevent or treat adrenal crisis.

In brief: It depends

If you mean an emotionally traumatic experience, the answer is no.
If, however, you mean that someone has sustained physical trauma (injuries such as broken bones, gunshot wounds, or recovering from surgery), the answer is yes. They would need to take higher-than-usual doses of steroids to prevent or treat adrenal crisis.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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