Symptoms come and go and can mimic those of other more common diseasesThe average time between the start of symptoms and a correct diagnosis is 3 years.
Pheo and para tumors may:
- Cause sudden, intense, and life-threatening symptoms
- Produce symptoms that come and go without warning
- Produce a large amount of hormones when they are not needed
Common signs and symptomsOver 100 different signs and symptoms are associated with pheo and para, including:
Anxiety and panic attacks
High blood pressure
Strong, fast, or irregular heartbeat
Pain in the chest or abdomen
Fatigue and weakness
Nausea, vomiting, or weight loss
Symptoms may be constant or fluctuate, and may be influenced by certain physical activities, conditions, foods, or medications.For illustrative purposes only.
Living with pheo and para
Living with Pheo and Para
Dave Bassham, a pheo patient, discusses his life with pheo before his diagnosis was discovered.
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