Any advice for CT scans, PCOS, or adrenal issues?
October 19, 2010 5:44 PM Subscribe
Dealing with possible PCOS, adrenal issues, and CT scans. Any advice?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been working with my doctor trying to determine the cause of symptoms I've been having. They've been leaning towards PCOS because I have a high level of testosterone, hirsuitism, and heavy periods.
The latest test was a DHEA-S blood test. It came back very, very high, around 850. Now they're concerned about my adrenal gland and has scheduled me for a CT scan. This seems like a big deal. This is the biggest medical issue I've dealt with. I'm in my mid-20s.
1) Does this sound more like an adrenal disorder like Cushing's than PCOS? I've been googling, but that's led me to lots of fear-mongering about cancer. I'm trying to avoid too much worse-case scenarios before my scan. I know that the symptoms of both disorders are similar.
2) What is it like getting a CT? The nurse offhandedly mentioned that I'd have to pick up some white liquid and drink it. I take it that's the barium, but... Could anyone explain what having a CT scan is like? I'd feel better if I knew what to expect.
3) Any other advice regarding PCOS or adrenal disorders?