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Adrenal Cancer Symptoms

Adrenal gland tumors may or may not cause symptoms, which depend on the type of hormone made by the tumor. If you have an adrenal gland tumor, your symptoms may include:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Women: Excess facial and body hair, deep voice or problems with menstruation
  • Men: Breast tenderness or enlargement, lowered sex drive and/or erectile dysfunction
  • Excess fat in the upper back between the shoulders or in the neck
  • Round, full face, also called “moon” face
  • Thin skin that bruises easily and heals slowly
  • Purple-red stretch marks on the belly, thighs or breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia or other sleep disorders
  • Low potassium levels
  • Headache
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeats
  • Feelings of anxiety, panic, fear
  • Pallor (paleness)
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness with standing
  • Tremor
  • Sweating
  • Temporary/intermittent paralysis (rare)

These symptoms do not always mean you have an adrenal gland tumor. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

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