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A 29-year-old woman who is feeling self-conscious about her nose and chin, after that, it should be noted the growth in both of these areas had to go through a series of misdiagnoses, including depression, before doctors discovered a tumor that was fueling the change.
Churan, pictured before her diagnosis, after the tumor had been removed, and said that she had been bounced around for years before a doctor gave her a blood test.
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Rebecca Churan, from Canada, was dealing with an unexplained weight gain, fatigue, and growth is in their hands and their feet, that drove her to the verge of tears while celebrating her birthday with friends MediaDrumWorld.com have been reported. In the next few days, she couldn’t stop to sleep, and decided to go in for a consultation with a new doctor.
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“I have more than 10 doctors over the years and it would address my complaints,” Churan, told the news outlet. “What have they been diagnosed with borderline diabetes, generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, and PCOS. I told the doctor that my face was changing, and I became more and more awkward, and I don’t understand why I was gaining weight because I hardly eat.”
The test showed that the high levels of growth hormone, which ultimately led to her diagnosis.
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She was given a blood test, the results reveal a pituitary tumor, it was the trigger of her symptoms. The majority of pituitary tumors are benign, and they often have influence in the levels of hormones in the body, according to the Mayo Clinic. Not every tumor is the cause of the symptoms of the case, depending on the type of hormone that is affected. However, for those patients who have been diagnosed with a growth hormone-secreting tumor, symptoms may include coarse facial features, large hands and feet, excessive perspiration, high blood sugar, heart problems, joint pain, misaligned teeth and increased hair growth.
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There are a variety of approaches to the treatment of a pituitary tumor, including the removal or control of the growth by means of drugs, according to the Mayo Clinic. To Churan, her next step was to search the Internet for cases similar to hers, but she was disappointed in what she found.
“There’s really no information other than the extreme cases of it online,” she said, according to the MediaDrumWorld.com. “There is hardly any awareness of it or the tools to help people to recognise the signs that a lot of cases, it can be diagnosed with a hormonal disorder. I just saw the scariest picture of “Andre the Giant”, and others, who had not been treated during the process. I was hurt, scared, and hopeless.”
She had a tumor removed from her nose, and went on to say that the results are immediate.
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She sought out the help of an endocrinologist, Alberta, who allegedly told her that the tumor needed to come out otherwise it would continue to change its appearance. She told me that the results were almost immediate.
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After the tumor was removed, my nose and chin are shrinking, and my feet are a size and a half,” she said MediaDrumWorld.com.
Churan added that it is easy to shed the weight and is now encouraging others to find their true diagnosis.
“A rare, it is a very difficult thing, especially when there are a lot of doctors don’t know how to treat you,” she told the news outlet. “You have to stay positive, and hope is the way in which you can use during the fight. I want people to understand that it is a simple blood test can often diagnose a pituitary gland tumor.”