Recent dx of cushing's due to pit tumor. In the year leading up to my dx, certain blood levels were off consistently. I want to know if these relate to cushing's or if they are likely caused by something else. Any experience/ideas?
ESR (sed rate) high - around 35 (ref range 0-20)
Alk. phos. (ALP) high - around 150 (ref range 30-130)
Ferritin low 30 (doc wants at least 70. This has been going down despite increased iron supplements)
Vit. D low (don't have ##s but been supplementing)
a/g ratio low - 1.0 (ref range 1.2 - 2.7)
As you can see, none of these are really extremely off... just off. Thanks for looking!
I used to have Cushing's disease. I was resolved by pituitary and adrenal surgery.
I had low ferratin, low D too - this is pretty consistent with my Cushie buds.
As for the SED, it tests chronic inflammation - I personally did not test high with that, but my CRP was super high (like 42, the range is 3) and that is another inflammation test - but others did - so this is another thing that is consistent with Cushing's.
A/G ratio should be high with chronic inflammation - but low ones show up in auto-immune diseases - I don't remember and this is not one we talk about.
Alk/phos - I have had some high tests and they told me I was forming bone. I have no idea - and that test is not one that is run much.
I will say that a lot of people with Cushing's do have a fatty liver so some liver tests may be wonky.
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