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I have a high ACTH level and normal Cortisol level. Had an…

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Hi I have a high ACTH level and normal Cortisol level. Had an adrenaectomy one year ago

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent weight loss/gain? Are you excessively thirsty?

I lost a lot of weight after surgery .... 45 lbs in total but ACTH levels were normal last june

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Endocrinology
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2 days prior the tests I have been robed by armed people . i am leaving in Haiti
and wonder if Stress could be the cause
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i am living in Haiti not leaving (typo0
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
attached results of blood work
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
coorection: I ve been attacked on nov 9, and blood has been drawn on the 30
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Endocrinologist: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes, emotional and physical stress is one of the causes of high ACTH so it seems to be the reason of high levels in your case . I would recommend you to followup with your doctor and monitor the level again when you are out of stress. Adrenalectomy itself is cause for high ACTH levels as well.

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