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TSH test and pheochromacytoma
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TSH test and pheochromacytoma

My daughter (who is 19) was recently diagnosed with a possible pheo tumor. She was diagnosed as epileptic a year ago, and recently has had a few occurrences of high blood pressure (200/120 was the highest). I understand the 24-hr urine collection test for the correct hormones, but I don't understand why her primary wants to test her thyroid.  Is there a connection between the two that I am missing? She was just given this possible diagnosis Thursday, so she has not yet gone for the blood work. Any info you may have would be great. Thank you.
Tags: TSH test, pheochromacytoma, Tumor, high blood pressure
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There is typically not a connection between pheochromocytoma and thyroid function.  24-hour urine testing for metanephrines and catecholamines are the usual workup for pheochromocytoma.  TSH blood testing is the most common initial thyroid function tests.  
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