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Pheochromocytoma?

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  • Posted By: shannonwooten
  • November 29, 2007
  • 10:00 AM

How likely is it for Pheochromocytoma to be passed on genetically? My Mother passed of Pheo when I was 2- she had had it for 4 years which mean she was pregnant with me while she had Pheo.

I don't want to be a worry wart- but I am curious about a few things.
-How likely is it that she passed Pheo to me through genetics?
-Should I do genetic testing to look for those genes?
-Is there lymph nodes in the very back of your neck near your spine (near the hair line?)


I discovered a lump in my neck that has been there for a few months. It is in the very back of my neck- pretty much on the right side of my spinal chord, near my hair line. The doc took an xray (havent got the results yet) and said something about lymph nodes for a breif second.

Out of the Pheo symptoms... I can relate to the ones with stars beside it...

**Headaches
Nausea
Vomiting
Weight loss or gain (Lil weight loss)
Hypertension
Hyperglycemia
Diabetes
Diabetes-like symptoms
**Palpitations
Angina Chest Pain
**Clammy skin Cold skin
**Anxiety
**Nervousness
Panic
Feeling of impending doom
**Rapid pulse
Rapid breathing
Breathing difficulty
Vision disturbance
Impaired vision
Orthostatic hypotension
Fainting
**Sweating
Flushing
Abdominal pain
Flank pain
Constipation
Paresthesia (tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations)


Lately I have been having headaches for the last month, and sweaty hands/feet. Also, the lump in my neck has been hurting more... like I have a really stiff neck.
Do I have anything to worry about??

THANKS

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