Although symptoms may vary, common symptoms of Cushing's syndrome are:
- Weight gain of the upper body and trunk
- Face shaped like a moon
- Skin changes:
- Darkening of the skin
- Purple stretch marks
- Easy bruising
- Excess hair growth or acne in women
- Menstrual disorders, especially infrequent or absent periods
- Diminished fertility and libido
- High blood pressure
- Water retention or swelling
- High blood sugar or diabetes
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Personality changes or mood swings
- Muscle weakness
- Osteoporosis or brittle bones
- Skeletal growth retardation in children
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Low back pain
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