Pheochromocytoma "it is a tumor"

To help my son take care of all the medical bills associated with this extended hospital stay, diagnosis, and Surgery. So imagine feeling like someone is sitting on your chest, a blazing headache, sweating profusely, extreme nausea, and uncontrollable leg tremors for three hours or more hours at a time. Then feeling afterwards like you just ran a marathon...my son has been going thru this for the last three years...first year and a half in silence because he didn't want to bother us and the fact that I had personally attributed his symptoms to "growing pains". What is a Pheochromocytoma?  pheochromocytoma (fee-o-kroe-moe-sy-TOE-muh) is a rare, usually noncancerous (benign) tumor that develops in an adrenal gland. Usually, this type of tumor affects one of your two adrenal glands, but it can affect both. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of pheochromocytomas often include: High blood pressure Heavy sweating Headache Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) Tremors Paleness in the face (pallor) Shortness of breath (dyspnea) Less common signs or symptoms may include: Anxiety or sense of doom Constipation Weight loss Causes Endocrine system Researchers don't know what causes a pheochromocytoma.

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Ernest Jessica James 
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El Paso, TX
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