Symptoms

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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
  • Psychosis
  • Low back pain

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