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?
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?