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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmed Elsaiey, MBBCH [2]

Overview

Common symptoms of acromegaly include enlarged hands and feet, headache, increase sweating, sexual dysfunction, skin thickening, deepening of the voice and, an enlarged tongue. Less common symptoms of acromegaly include visual defects and irregular menses in the women.

History and Symptoms

History

Patients with acromegaly may have a positive history of:

  • Rapid onset of acromegaly symptoms development
  • Increase in shoe size due to enlarged feet
  • Increase in ring size due to enlarged hand

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of acromegaly include:[1][2]

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of acromegaly include:

  • Visual defects
  • In women, irregular menses

References

  1. Molitch ME (1992). "Clinical manifestations of acromegaly.". Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 21 (3): 597–614. PMID 1521514. 
  2. Melmed S (2009). "Acromegaly pathogenesis and treatment.". J Clin Invest. 119 (11): 3189–202. PMC 2769196Freely accessible. PMID 19884662. doi:10.1172/JCI39375. 



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