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what is a carcinoid flush?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Serotonin: Carcinoid causes a release of a enzyme called serotonin. Serotonin can cuse flushing if the skin, a rapid heart rate, and diarrhea. Hope this helps.
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Hematology and Oncology 17 years experience
Carcinoid Flush: Carcinoids can release chemicals in your body which can cause bothersome diarrhea or flushing and other complaints, occasionally also vitamin deficiencies. A medical oncologist can prescribe medications which can control these symptoms.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Vasodilation: Flushing is due to the release of peptides into the circulation that cause dilation of blood vessels. It is characteristic of carcinoid syndrome and can be very unsettling for the patient.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I control flushing/blushing?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Avoid alcohol: Avoid alcohol and other food triggers. Use topical medications such as fiancea and use oracea. If necessary an antihistamine could also helpful. Also avoid temperature triggers such as heat.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Are carcinoid tumors linked to asbestos?

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No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
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This is not necessarily true. Traditional thinking has it that carcinoid has no environmental cause. However, a Frenc retrospective study of pts with carcinoid tumors showed a statistically significant increase in asbestos exposure compared to controls. "This study argues in favor of a relationship between asbestos exposure and certain pulmonary carcinoid tumors." Ann Occup Hyg. 2012 Aug; 56(7): 7
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the rate of survival for carcinoid syndrome?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Years: It is almost always in years, depending on the extent of disease. It is a wide range, anywhere from a year and a half to 12-15 years.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What do you so when an automatic flush toilet won't flush and there is no manual button to press?

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Yes: Usually there are manual override push buttons below the sensors.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to flush out your system if you suspect an overdose?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Overdose: There are no self-help procedures when an overdose is suspected. Anybody with an overdose should be evaluated and treated in the emergency department of the hospital. You will never know when shock, seizures and coma occur which need immediate intervention.

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