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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced fat pads on top of the collarbone. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Recovery depends on treatment method

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, depressed mood, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

    Adrenocortical carcinoma is an aggressive cancer of the adrenal glands. The cancer has often invaded nearby tissues or metastasized to distant organs at the time of diagnosis, and the overall 5-year survival rate is only 20-35%.

    Recovery from surgery is expected. Untreated, the condition is life-threatening.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, unintentional weight loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

    This is a benign non-cancerous growth (tumor) of the outside layer of the adrenal gland, called the adrenal cortex. An adenoma can secrete high levels of hormones cortisol, aldosterone, and estrogens or androgens. This can cause a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, easy bruising, and emotional changes (irritability, restlessness, depression).

    Variable, good prognosis after surgical intervention.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, side pain, weight gain, general abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone

  • Q.Sometimes, hormones cause changes to body hair. Have you noticed increased hair on your upper lip?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you had any changes in your weight?
  • Q.Do you have stretch marks around your body?

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Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fat pads on top of the collarbone have also experienced:

    • 12% Weight Gain
    • 9% Fatigue
    • 3% Depressed Mood
  • People who have experienced fat pads on top of the collarbone were most often matched with:

    • 40% Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
    • 30% Cushing Syndrome
    • 30% Adrenal Cortical Adenoma
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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