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Cushings Syndrome Inherited??

From: beestate - 7 years 19 weeks ago

I wasn't diagnosed with cushings syndrome until I was 30 and my second pregnancy. Doctors realized I had it all my life but would only appear when my body was producing higher amounts of estrogen, ex: puberty, menstrual cycles and pregnancy.
It was not caused by a tumor in my pituitary glad or adrenal gland. It was only caused by elevated estrogen that my adrenal glands over produced adrenaline. NO tumors were the cause.
I eventually had a bi-laterally adrenalectomy in 1990. I have been on replacement steroids ever since. Hindsight, I would've kept them. Now I have Addisons Disease.
The doctors said it wasn't inherited, but now my daughter at 22 was just diagnosed with it.
BTW, she was born with Pierre Robin syndrome.
Any light on all of this would be helpful and appreciated!

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