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Is pheochromocytoma serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pheochromocytoma can be very serious. Symptoms include complications from an irregular blood pressure and heart rate. If left untreated, the symptoms of pheochromocytoma can cause permanent heart damage, diabetes, and organ malfunction. If the pheochromocytoma is growing outside of the adrenal glands, it could be cancerous and life-threatening.

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