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Is cushing's syndrome easy to diagnose?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, it's a tough one
Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone).
A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you'll need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. It's one of the hardest diagnosis to make.

In brief: No, it's a tough one
Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone).
A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you'll need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. It's one of the hardest diagnosis to make.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Easy 2 Dx Cushings
It can be very difficult.
It depends on what stage of Cushing's you are in. 4 stages. 1. UR cortiso(C)l is production is not out of ur normal range but going up. Would have low ACTH/C ratio. 2. Ur C is high for u but not most people Now u might put on weight. 3. Ur cortisol is clearly high by lab # & BP up , K down. looking Cushy. 4. Classical: C sky hi, Dr makes Dx when you walk in the room.

In brief: Easy 2 Dx Cushings
It can be very difficult.
It depends on what stage of Cushing's you are in. 4 stages. 1. UR cortiso(C)l is production is not out of ur normal range but going up. Would have low ACTH/C ratio. 2. Ur C is high for u but not most people Now u might put on weight. 3. Ur cortisol is clearly high by lab # & BP up , K down. looking Cushy. 4. Classical: C sky hi, Dr makes Dx when you walk in the room.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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