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Hello. I'm In The Process Of Being Tested For Cushings.

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Posted on Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Question: Hello. I'm in the process of being tested for Cushings. I'm not taking any meds. My symptoms have progressed and I have daily chronic headaches, occasional nausea and dizziness, some fatigue, dry mouth and very bad breath that is coming from within, not from my mouth/gums/teeth - I have great oral hygiene and was seen by dentist in Feb 2020. I drink plenty of water but it's always there. Started about a week ago. In addition I have a XXXXXXX Hump between my shoulder blades and have gained 40lbs this past year. My cholesterol is slightly high for the very first time but BP is great. I'm starting to worry that there is an underlying cause that is causing Cushings or Cushings symtoms, like another cancer or brain tumor, or are all of these signs of Cushings and pituitary tumor? I've always been in good health but seemed to have become unwell in 3 months.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
Hello. I'm in the process of being tested for Cushings. I'm not taking any meds. My symptoms have progressed and I have daily chronic headaches, occasional nausea and dizziness, some fatigue, dry mouth and very bad breath that is coming from within, not from my mouth/gums/teeth - I have great oral hygiene and was seen by dentist in Feb 2020. I drink plenty of water but it's always there. Started about a week ago. In addition I have a XXXXXXX Hump between my shoulder blades and have gained 40lbs this past year. My cholesterol is slightly high for the very first time but BP is great. I'm starting to worry that there is an underlying cause that is causing Cushings or Cushings symtoms, like another cancer or brain tumor, or are all of these signs of Cushings and pituitary tumor? I've always been in good health but seemed to have become unwell in 3 months.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pituitary gland tumor and adrenal tumor can both cause Cushing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.
You have high possibility of having Cushing.
Do an MRI of pituitary gland to check adrenal gland.
If it is normal you may need an MRI of pituitary gland.
A pituitary gland tumor can also be a cause of Cushing.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Pituitary gland tumor and adrenal tumor can both cause Cushing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.
You have high possibility of having Cushing.
Do an MRI of pituitary gland to check adrenal gland.
If it is normal you may need an MRI of pituitary gland.
A pituitary gland tumor can also be a cause of Cushing.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (50 minutes later)
You think even the bad breath? I've never experienced before.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
You think even the bad breath? I've never experienced before.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stomach or dental issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again...
The bad breath can be related to dental issues or stomach issues.

Poor oral hygiene and tooth problems may give you bad breath. Also, stomach issues, gastritis, helicobacter pylori infection can give you bad breath.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Stomach or dental issues.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again...
The bad breath can be related to dental issues or stomach issues.

Poor oral hygiene and tooth problems may give you bad breath. Also, stomach issues, gastritis, helicobacter pylori infection can give you bad breath.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Thank you Dr. Olgeta. I have no dental issues, no acid reflux, stomach issues, etc. I take very good care of my mouth that's why thus is so puzzling to me. I'm wondering in any cancer could be causing the bad breath AND the Cushings disease.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
Thank you Dr. Olgeta. I have no dental issues, no acid reflux, stomach issues, etc. I take very good care of my mouth that's why thus is so puzzling to me. I'm wondering in any cancer could be causing the bad breath AND the Cushings disease.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not related to cancer or Cushing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again.
I think the bad breath is not related to cancer or Cushing.
Get tested for helicobacter pylori and have a visit to dentist.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Not related to cancer or Cushing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and thank you for asking again.
I think the bad breath is not related to cancer or Cushing.
Get tested for helicobacter pylori and have a visit to dentist.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Hello. I'm In The Process Of Being Tested For Cushings.

Hello. I'm in the process of being tested for Cushings. I'm not taking any meds. My symptoms have progressed and I have daily chronic headaches, occasional nausea and dizziness, some fatigue, dry mouth and very bad breath that is coming from within, not from my mouth/gums/teeth - I have great oral hygiene and was seen by dentist in Feb 2020. I drink plenty of water but it's always there. Started about a week ago. In addition I have a XXXXXXX Hump between my shoulder blades and have gained 40lbs this past year. My cholesterol is slightly high for the very first time but BP is great. I'm starting to worry that there is an underlying cause that is causing Cushings or Cushings symtoms, like another cancer or brain tumor, or are all of these signs of Cushings and pituitary tumor? I've always been in good health but seemed to have become unwell in 3 months.