DHEA Sulfates 886

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I had some blood drawn by a fertility specialist to check for PCOS. When my DHEA-S level came back at 886, they said it is indicative of an adrenal tumor. My hydroxyprogesterone level is normal. have a moon face, constant fatigue, frequent (almost constant) headaches, excess hair growth, lots of extra weight in my stomach, infertility and trouble losing weight.

Could this be Cushings?

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    Hi Tammy  From what you say are your symptoms it sounds very much like mine before I was diagnosed with Cushings.  If it is Cushings you will not be able to lose weight as all the calories goes straight to fat.  Do you have any stretch marks in weird places?  I am not very good with adreanal Cushings as mine was in the Pituitary Gland but I am sure one of the other peole on the forum will be able to help.  If we can do anything just comment.  Good luck on your journey.  Debs?
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      I have some stretch marks, but they aren't red like I've read about. Except for one place on my back/side.
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    Hi Tammy, I was wondering if you ever found out what was going on with your levels, I am in a simaliar boat with my DHEA -S level of 723 and I am freaking out thinking I have a tumor 
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      I apologize for not updating.

      They did a C/T scan and saw nothing. They drew more blood a month later, and my level came down quite a bit...not normal but within about 10 points or so from normal. Did a 24 hour cortisol test...it was normal. Drew blood one more time (about 3 weeks after that), and my DHEA-S level was on the low side of normal. Guess I was more stressed than I realized at the time???

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      Also, good luck with your testing! Keep us posted. Hope all is well.
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    I was very stressed for about a week prior to being tested so I wonder if thats why my levels were high as well, thank you for replying and I am glad you are okay (:

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