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Frustrated with doctors - see if you can help

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  • Posted By: kat2009
  • January 9, 2010
  • 06:28 PM

Background history - I have been diagnosed with adult onset Adrenal Hyperplasia in the form of Hyperaldosteronism for the past ten years. This is usually caused by an adrenal tumor but several CT scans have been unable to find one. I don't disagree with this diagnosis but other than the normal symptoms of this, I have had something unusual that doesn't fit.

In the last two years, I have begun having episodes of "passing out" when I have a bowel movement. I has hospitalized and tests run. The best they could come up with was Vasovagal response. Before I pass out I have severe stomach cramps, profuse sweating and pulse drops to the 40s.
I think I have a pheochromocytoma but I can't convince my doctor.
Does anybody have any ideas? My heart is fine.

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