December 16, 2021


When symptoms are present from a pheochromocytoma, usually they’re not there all the time. The medical name for this is called Paroxysmal, which means symptoms come. And they go usually without warning. The old teaching about pheochromocytoma is, is that there’s a classic triad. A triad means three symptoms that commonly occur together. And those are headache, sweating, and a fast heart rate. Although truthfully not all patients have these three, and this is somewhat of an old teaching. Other common symptoms include palpitations, a sense of dread similar to a panic attack, tremors, or feeling of flushed skin. There’s a very long list of less common symptoms, mostly because adrenaline can have a wide ranging array of different effects.