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Normal Random Cortisol

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Guest Laura

Hello,

I have several cushings symptoms, buffalo hump extreme weight gain in stomach, tiredness...anyway my Doctor only tested my random cortisol which was normal. Can you have a normal random cortisol and still have cushings?

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Random cortisol is kind of a useless test to test for Cushing's and yes you can have a normal random cortisol result and still have Cushing's.

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Laura, Shaw is absolutely correct.  Usually, to diagnose Cushing's, you need many tests, some at specific times of the day and some ALL day.

If you can, get to an endocrinologist who is very familiar with Cushing's and Cushing's testing.

Best of luck to you and please keep us posted.

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My doctors say it can take a lot of testing before a diagnosis.  Midnight saliva cortisols mostly.  Beware...not all labs support this and it may take some effort to get it accomplished.

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This is so true, unfortunately, Hialeah.  In "my day", they didn't have saliva testing so it was several weeks of daily UFCs.

Welcome you to the boards.

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