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Hello,

So this is all very new to me. I am 22yrs old, a little health background, 4yrs ago I got extremely sick with Clostridium Difficle which is a bacterial infection in your intestines, while I was in the hospital they did a ct scan and found a blood clot in my hip. I was treated for almost 2yrs for the C-diff and somehow had a healthy little girl while taking medicine for my blood and c-diff. Ever since then my health has never been the same. Just within the last year I have started to notice a myriad of new symptoms. Just a few weeks ago I got the Flu from my daughter and was hospitalized for a few days because I was so dehydrated. While I was in there they did a ct-scan and found that my Adrenal Glands were swollen and my Left Adrenal Gland had a "spot" on it, I am not sure what size. So they told me that I will need further testing to find out if the spot is and Adrenal Adenoma or Cancerous. My doctor said that this could be the reason I had so many issues lately. So I was reading about it and wondering could the Tumor be causing Addisons or Cusings and if my symptoms line up with either of these. So my symptoms have been this

Chronic Diarrhea and cramping(sort of like IBS, Doctors told me my stomach is just messed up from my past infection)
Fatigue Tiredness - I am sleepy the majority of the time
Weight Loss(I used to weigh 128 before my first illness and now I range between 105-115)
Very Low Appetite(I could go all day without eating and be a little hungry at dinner)
Insomnia - I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep and wake up tired
Extreme Mood Swings (I was told it was bipolar, medicine made it worse so i stopped)
High Anxitey
Low Blood Pressure (I have always seemed to have this)
Acne on my back chest and face(this is recent and is not just when Im on my period but all the time)
Extremely Painful Menstrual Cramps
Extremely Low Libido
Recurring Yeast Infections
Painful Sex

My doctor ordered me an MRI to determine if the "Spot" is Benign or Cancerous. I am just waiting for my insurances approval. She also has ordered a 24 hour urine test for ketosteriods and some blood test checking catecholamines and metinephrines and aldosterone/renin ratio.

Any thoughts?





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