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  •  Mine is a bit different (12+ / 0-)

    So my renin levels have been mostly below 1 (0.2 was one of the lower numbers). My aldosterone ranges from 20-30, and my K was in the low 3's. My sodium excretion was also low, but mostly because I'm not a big salt person. The hyperplasia was via MRI....my left adrenal showed some thickening. But we never got to the selection venous sampling because my aldosterone levels crashed during the saline suppression (two NaCL bags via IV in four hours).

    Spiro makes everything about being a woman more difficult. Swollen, painful breasts, more painful menstruation, etc.

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    by Auntie Neo Kawn on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:12:18 PM PST

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    •  ah, i see (8+ / 0-)


      thanks for explaining. I am so used to the clinical diagnosis of hyperplasia I forgot that it produces a large adrenal gland too! :)   those of us with CAH tend to think of the condition as "adrenals going all the time" which is what they do, which is what causes them to grow.  if you have one adrenal enlarged then there is at least some physical anomaly to explore further and some indication it's coming from there - so it's not an entire black box.

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      by louisev on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:17:43 PM PST

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