Most patients do not feel symptoms of adrenal tumors. Tumors usually cause only an imbalance in the hormones that regulate stress, metabolism and other related functions of the body. Doctors only detect this imbalance when doing diagnostic testing for an imbalance or other condition.
Usually in retrospect, patients recognize these signs of adrenal tumors:
- High blood pressure
- Low level of potassium
- Increased muscle mass
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Panic attacks
- Heart palpitations
In very rare cases, the adrenal tumors grow unusually large, causing pain in the back, a feeling of being full and weight loss.