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Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone Checker

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Your Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone May Also be Known as:
Fat around the neck and/or collarbones
Fat pads above the collarbones
Fat pads around the neck

Top 3 Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone Causes

  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.

    Your treatment will depend on why your have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If the cause is a tumor, surgery and other therapies may be needed, so a doctor's consultation in the near future is best.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, 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%.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Surgical excision is curative; however, a large percentage of patients are not surgical candidates.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, loss of appetite, weight gain, irritability
    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).

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. This condition is treated with surgery and medication to control symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depressed mood, side pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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

  • 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.Sometimes, hormones cause changes to body hair. Have you noticed increased hair on your upper lip?
  • Q.Do you have stretch marks around your body?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our fat pads on top of the collarbone symptom checker.

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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:

    • 6% Toe Numbness
    • 6% Depressed Mood
    • 6% Increased Appetite Compared to Normal
  • People who have experienced fat pads on top of the collarbone were most often matched with:

    • 30% Cushing Syndrome
    • 10% Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
    • 10% Adrenal Cortical Adenoma

Fat Pads on Top of the Collarbone Checker

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