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Increased serum metanephrine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   blood test serum metamephrine what does that tell like diseases?
Doctor :   metanephrine is a by product for adrenaline metabolism
Doctor :   so all the diseases that increse the levels of adrenaline will cause increase metanephrine
User :   like heart?
User :   liver?
User :   is that what u mean im not understanding
Doctor :   adrenal glands above the kidney
User :   oh so if they are bad do they have to cut them out
Doctor :   it usually indicates a condition called pheochromocytoma
User :   i see is that curable
Doctor :   yes
User :   and cathemolmines what does that tell
User :   blood test
Doctor :   they are the fight and flight hormone
Doctor :   useful during stress
Doctor :   medicines and surgery are the treatments
User :   so a high number of doctor would diagnose you with stress?
User :   well anxiety correct?
Doctor :   It is not about stress
User :   oh
Doctor :   usually the problem of incresed Serum metanephrine
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   is seen in disease of Pheochromocytoma
User :   wonder why they would run tests for that is it very common
Doctor :   In this disease
Doctor :   it is seen in 10% of population
Doctor :   and would not say as common

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