Pheochromocytomas Symptoms & Causes

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What causes pheochromocytomas?               

In most cases, both genetic and environmental factors play a role. The condition can be seen on its own or in combination with other disorders. The most common disorders associated with pheochromocytomas are:

What are the symptoms of pheochromocytomas?

The most common symptom seen with a pheochromocytoma is high blood pressure, which is sometimes extreme. While each child may experience symptoms differently, some of the most common include:

  • rapid pulse
  • heart palpitations
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • poor weight gain despite good appetite
  • growth failure
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • pale skin
  • clammy skin
  • sweating
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