Pheochromocytoma Support Foundation

  Shining the light on pheochromocytoma awareness through education, early detection, and support. 

Signs and Symptoms of a Pheochromocytoma

The signs and symptoms of a pheochromocytoma vary from person to person.  

The signs are also very similar to other medical conditions. We have talked to many people who have had their individual symptoms treated, without physcians realizing all the symptoms put together were actually signs of a pheochromocytoma. 

This is why it is important to track your symptoms.

The Most Common Signs:

Other Signs and Symptoms:

  • High blood pressure (and signs associated with high blood pressure, such as ringing in the ears)
  • Sweating
  • Paleness
  • Severe headache
  • Diabetes-like symptoms such as elevated blood sugar and increased thirst and urination
  • Tremors
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety, often an impending sense of doom
  • Stroke-like symptoms such as weakness, numbness
  • Panic attack symptoms, such as weakness and difficulty breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Blurred vision
  • Low blood presure
  • Psychiatric disturbances