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How do physicians diagnose cushing's disease?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Labs and imaging
A lab draw or urine test can tell if your body is making too much cortisol.
This is a condition called cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor. Imaging studies (MRI) can locate this tumor.

In brief: Labs and imaging
A lab draw or urine test can tell if your body is making too much cortisol.
This is a condition called cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor. Imaging studies (MRI) can locate this tumor.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several tests needed
Believe it or not, diagnosing cushings disease/syndrome poses one of most challenging and most time consuming medical conditions for a practicing endocrinologist.
There is no perfect test the current guidelines recommend several test in order to confirm it. This includes the over night Dexamethasone test, midnight salivary cortisol and 24hr urine cortisol collection(the latter may need to repeated.

In brief: Several tests needed
Believe it or not, diagnosing cushings disease/syndrome poses one of most challenging and most time consuming medical conditions for a practicing endocrinologist.
There is no perfect test the current guidelines recommend several test in order to confirm it. This includes the over night Dexamethasone test, midnight salivary cortisol and 24hr urine cortisol collection(the latter may need to repeated.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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