Adrenal Insufficiency Community
I need help
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Adrenal Insufficiency.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

I need help

I have been retaining about 10 lbs of water.  My blood test are coming back in range, however they found that I have a tumor on both my adrenal glands.  I am at wits end.  It seems like if I don't drink water I don't swell as bad.  I have gained about 15 lbs in 4 months.  All the gain is either water or in my stomach area.  I am so confused on what to try next.  I need relief before going to doctor on the 25th.
657231_tn?1390151580
I would consult a pituitary center and a neuro-endocrinologist. I don't know what doctor you are going to see - but that is the doctor that you need. Find one at a larger hospital or university. A regular endocrinologist may not be skilled enough to do the testing and treatment that you need.

My *guess* is that you have a form of Cushing's syndrome - and you may have some issues with renin and aldosterone as well and that is messing with how you are handling fluid.

I had both my adrenals removed due to Cushing's disease - pituitary source. It can happen that pituitary Cushing's can cause adrenals to enlarge. So you have to carefully evaluate source (or adrenals may be removed and you can get Nelson's - and that is another complication).

I suggest that you get all the copies of lab work you can, as well as the imaging and imaging reports. I have information on it in the brain/pituitary tumors (which some sites have doctor lists) and under adrenal insufficiency health pages. The pages are in the column to the right of this area where we write.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine is happy! Comment
20 hrs ago
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
kmlksl66_ commented on An Insider’s Guide to...
Jul 21
922048_tn?1387946184
Blank
Sherri90049 commented on photo
Jul 16
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1139187_tn?1355710247
Blank
Brucergoldberg
dallas, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
UmmYeahOk
Dallas, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland
Adrenal Insufficiency Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1139187_tn?1355710247
Blank
Brucergoldberg
dallas, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
UmmYeahOk
Dallas, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
helyanna
Finland