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Hypoglycemic sympthoms with normal blood tests

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  • Posted By: jessicaj8521
  • October 22, 2007
  • 05:00 PM

For the past few years (which it has gotten MUCH MUCH worse over the years) I was having problems with my appetite, I would get so hungry I'd start crying and shaking and feeling faint and if I didnt eat right away then nautious and then would lose my appetite. Recently I started getting seen because my sympthoms have gotten worse (one time during an attack my hadn went numb) my visions gets blurry, i get very moody, faint, shaky, sick, weak. I have gone every week for the last month adn a half to do blood tests (after a 12 hour fast during the night while i slept) and everything is coming back normal, but this IS NOT normal. I have a past of chronic kidney infection, and problems with my digestive track. Anyone have any ideas or help? Ever expericence this before and been diagnosed???

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  • An insulinoma is a tumor in the pancreas that produces too much insulin.Causes The pancreas is an organ in the abdomen that makes the hormone insulin. Insulin is necessary to regulate blood sugar levels. Tumors of the pancreas that produce too much insulin (hyperinsulinemia) are called insulinomas.High insulin levels cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Hypoglycemia may be mild, leading to symptoms such as anxiety and hunger, or severe, leading to seizures, coma, and even death.Insulinomas are rare tumors. They usually occur as single, small tumors in adults. They are very rare in children. Most children with hyperinsulinism have multiple areas of overactive insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas, rather than a single tumor.Most insulinomas are benign -- only 5 to 10 percent are cancerous. People with the genetic syndrome called multiple endocrine neoplasia Type I (MEN I) are at risk for developing insulinomas.Symptoms Return to top SweatingTremorRapid heart rateAnxietyHungerDizzinessHeadacheClouded visionConfusionBehavioral changesConvulsionsLoss of consciousnessExams and Tests Return to top The person's blood may be tested after fasting for:Low blood glucoseHigh blood insulin levelHigh C-peptide levelCT or MRI scan of the abdomen may be performed to look for a pancreatic tumor. If the test is negative, one of the following tests may be performed:Endoscopic ultrasoundOctreotide scanPancreatic arteriographyPancreatic venous sampling for insulin
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    • October 23, 2007
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