Does pheochromocytoma cause flushing or pallor?
Perhaps, but I never experienced that. Typical symptoms include: high blood pressure, unexplained headaches (sometimes while defecating), extreme weight loss. Pheos are extremely rare–they find less than 1,000 per year in the US. Have you actually been diagnosed with a pheochromocytoma or are you just exploring possibilities? Your doctor will ask you to collect urine for 24 hours to check your catecholamine and metanephrine levels to help confirm the diagnosis. Prior to surgery, you will be placed on several types of blood pressure medication to prepare your heart for this serious surgery. I had a pheochromocytoma and experienced nasty headaches. I experienced very severe headaches more than 10 years prior to my diagnosis. I would rate them 14 on a 1-10 scale. I was prescribe Fiorinal, which didn’t help. My headaches years later would rate a 10. For the few years prior to my diagnosis, the headache descriptions I provided my doctor were labeled as migraines. They weren’t. My headaches