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Someone plz help. Me. To. Diagnose and finally end my two year battle w severe stomac

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  • Posted By: brittanygarcia
  • November 28, 2013
  • 01:08 AM

My stomach started swelling and bloating as I outta the blue was putting on 12 pounds every month for 14 months in row..I litterly looked full term pregnant.docs did a test for cortisol in my urine but was negative.stopped gaining yet stomach extends w all I put in my mouth and gets hard and I can barely breath.noone will listen or get to bottom of what's wrong as I'm living my life in a depressing and painful way! Help

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  • One urine test can not rule out cushings.The new norm is to get several urine and midnight salivary tests. ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978784 )If the test they gave you was the overnight dex test, that's been pretty much ruled out as a diagnostic test, but most doctors haven't "caught up with the times" yet - a lot of endos without cushings experience still seem to do that: give one dex test and quit.( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16915537 )With your dramatic weight gain, you need to get yourself to an experienced cushings specialist asap.
    laurielf 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2013
    • 09:23 AM
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  • One urine test can not rule out cushings.The new norm is to get several urine and midnight salivary tests. ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978784 )If the test they gave you was the overnight dex test, that's been pretty much ruled out as a diagnostic test, but most doctors haven't "caught up with the times" yet - a lot of endos without cushings experience still seem to do that: give one dex test and quit.( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16915537 )With your dramatic weight gain, you need to get yourself to an experienced cushings specialist asap.
    laurielf 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2013
    • 09:41 AM
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