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How is pheochromocytoma diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Doctors may begin to test you for pheochromocytoma because of irregular blood pressure or stomach pain. There are a variety of ways your doctor can diagnose pheochromocytoma:
 
-  Blood or urine tests are used to identify high hormone levels.
-  CT or MRI scans help to identify any masses.
-  Radioactive chemical injection helps to detect where the tumor is.
-  Genetic testing determines a family history of the disease.
 

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