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Adenoma on adrenal gland; how do I tell if it is functioning properly?

A: I think you are wise to ask for an endocrinology referral from your Primary doctor. I have thyroid disease and I was amazed at how much more the endo doc knew about my condition.It was truly enlightening to have a doctor who understood all of my symptoms and could pinpoint why I had them. They are specialists for a reason. I would ask for that referral. adrenal Physiology and Pharmacology Most adenomas do not effect adrenal function. Like most organs > 50% of the organ has to be destroyed or non-functioning to effect function. Prednisone use 20 years has no bearing now. If you have been on high doses of prednisone for more than 10-14 days then just stopped, it may have precipitated an adrenal crisis, but that...


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What happens when adrenal glands malfunction?

A: If your adrenal glands (which are part of the endocrine system) malfunction and produce more or less of a hormone than they should, it can lead to several health problems. Let''s use cortisol as an example. The pituitary secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in response to stressful situations to trigger the well-known fight-or-flight response through cortisol secretion. When excess pituitary secretion happens, the adrenal glands respond by secreting excess cortisol. (The process is like a game of hormonal dominos; one secretion triggers a chain of others.) Cortisol also controls the way the body processes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and helps the body reduce inflammation. When...
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What Is The Function Of The adrenal Gland?

A: adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce hormones with different functions, due to the two distinct parts they are made of, the adrenal cortex and the medulla. The adrenal cortex produces corticosteroids like cortisol, aldosterone and androgens. The medulla produces catecholamines like epinephrine and norepinephrine. They are located above the kidneys and excrete various hormones and are primarily responsible for regulating stress in the body....


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What Is The Function Of The adrenal Gland?

A: adrenal glands are endocrine glands that produce hormones with different functions, due to the two distinct parts they are made of, the adrenal cortex and the medulla. The adrenal cortex produces corticosteroids like cortisol, aldosterone and androgens. The medulla produces catecholamines like epinephrine and norepinephrine. They are located above the kidneys and excrete various hormones and are primarily responsible for regulating stress in the body....


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Does an overactive adrenal gland affects TSH test result?

A: Over active adrenal glands cannot affect TSH, but if over active adrenal glands are due to hyper functioningof the pituitary high levels of TSH can be found.Other causes for abnormal TSH are antithyroid medications, lithium, potassium iodide, amiodarone, dopamine,prednisone, infection and stress.Consult a physician for further assistance on this. Best....
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I had a CT scan of the abdomen, it showed i have a mass within the left adrenal gland whosw hounsfield number suggestadenoma, it measures1.6 cm in diameter should this be removed. the scan also shows my stomach is collapsed and couldnot be assessed is

A: adrenal masses require specialised scans and hormone investigations, and most patients should be referred toan endocrinologist. The endocrinologist will look for signs of Cushing''s syndrome, Conn''s syndrome,hair growth, acne, and will check the blood pressure.Mainly the treatment of a functioning adenoma (which iscausing symptoms) is to remove the affected adrenal gland surgically (adrenalectomy). Collapsed stomach may bedue to many of the reasons however not related with adrenal masses. You need to consult with the GP to beproperly evaluatedfor this situation as well. Hope this helps....
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enlarged adrenal gland in fetus at 21 weeks...?

A: Anyone? Did any of you ever find out what the cause was? An ultrasound just detected that both of our daughter''s adrenal glands are enlarged (everything else was normal), and I have to go in for a follow-up in 2 weeks. I''m really worried! I just had my ultrasound today, and there is a "spot" on my little girls adrenal gland. We didnt get too many offers, other than I will have another ultrasound next month to see if the "spot" is indeed still there, and if it has grown...if it has then we get referred to a specialist...kinda takes the fun out of the whole appt., huh? Let me know ladies about your latest findings! I am actually in the same situation but I am 20 weeks. Not quite sure but we just...


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Pain with adrenal gland tumor

A: Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum! You need to consult an endocrine specialist since you have an adrenal gland tumor. The symptoms you get (pain, increased sweating, sick feeling in stomach) can be due to cortisol. You need to get adrenal gland function assessed. Apart from this hyperthyroidism, acidity, gastric reflux and hypoglycemia episodes will have to be ruled out too. Please discuss this with your doctor and get yourself investigated accordingly. Take care!...


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What is the adrenal gland?

A: ... adrenal gland or suprarenal gland , endocrine gland (see endocrine system ) about 2 in. (5.1 cm) long situated atop each kidney....


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What does the inner portion (medulla) of the adrenal gland do?

A: The inner reddish portion (medulla) of the adrenal gland, which is not functionally related to the adrenal cortex, secretes epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine ......


 
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