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lily2013 (@lily2013)

Facial Swelling - no diagnosis

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: Apr 20 2:13pm | Replies (158)

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Hi @lily2013,

Thank you for sharing your history; I can only imagine how stressful this must be! I’m tagging @momij @cahnny who’ve posted about “moon face” or facial swelling you’ve described, and I hope they return with some information that might help.

I certainly don’t wish to add to your worry, and I’m glad that you are thinking of contacting Mayo Clinic, but I’d also encourage you to read this information about Cushing syndrome: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cushing-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351310
I’ve copied some details for your convenience:

“Cushing syndrome can also occur when your body makes too much cortisol on its own. Too much cortisol can produce some of the hallmark signs of Cushing syndrome — a fatty hump between your shoulders, a rounded face, and pink or purple stretch marks on your skin.
Diagnosing Cushing syndrome can be a long and extensive process. You may not have any firm answers about your condition until you’ve had a series of medical appointments. Your doctor will conduct a physical exam, looking for signs of Cushing syndrome. He or she may suspect Cushing syndrome if you have signs such as rounding of the face (moon face), a pad of fatty tissue between the shoulders and neck (buffalo hump)…”

@lily2013, if you would like to make an appointment at Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. You can also request an appointment online. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments

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Dear lilly2013, Please look into what this person wrote to you. Do you have any other gauge symptoms, or perhaps unexplained weight gain, esp above the waist? Cushing disease and Cushing syndrome are not common and thus can be undetected.