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If you have an adrenal tumor, which hormone effects can you expect?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on the adrenal cell line that is in a state of increased proliferation (neoplasia).
Most commonly cushinoid and virlization features. Some cases of acth-dependent cushing's syndrome occur in a periodic or cyclical form, with intermittent and variable cortisol secretion, the symptoms and signs waxing and waning according to the active periods of the disease.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the adrenal cell line that is in a state of increased proliferation (neoplasia).
Most commonly cushinoid and virlization features. Some cases of acth-dependent cushing's syndrome occur in a periodic or cyclical form, with intermittent and variable cortisol secretion, the symptoms and signs waxing and waning according to the active periods of the disease.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most adrenal tumors are non-functioning, so they don't produce any excess hormone and you wouldn't have any hormonal effect from it.
However, if the tumor is a hormone-producing tumor, it can produce any of the 4 hormones from the adrenal gland: cortisol, catecholamines (adrenaline), aldsoterone, and dhea-s.

In brief: Depends

Most adrenal tumors are non-functioning, so they don't produce any excess hormone and you wouldn't have any hormonal effect from it.
However, if the tumor is a hormone-producing tumor, it can produce any of the 4 hormones from the adrenal gland: cortisol, catecholamines (adrenaline), aldsoterone, and dhea-s.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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