What are the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome?
Signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome include: fast, unexplained weight gain, usually concentrated in the upper body, but thin limbs and buttocks; rounded face (moon face) and a 'buffalo hump' of fat above the shoulders and around the neck; thin, fragile skin that bruises easily and purple-red lines or strips (striations), especially on the stomach, thighs, shoulders and upper arms; mood changes, irritability, anxiety, memory problems and poor concentration; sleep problems, insomnia; fatigue, weakness; thirst and frequent urination; in women, excess hair growth, menstrual changes, difficulty getting pregnant and diminished sex drive; in men, erectile dysfunction and decreased sex drive and fertility, and; in children, slow growth and bone weakness, leading to bone pain, back pain and other back problems.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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