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does stage 4 colon cancer cause dehydration ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It can: Any stage 4 cancer will affect multiple parts of normal physiology including decreased intake of food and water that may result in dehydration.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Dehydration is the result in failure to ingest the average 2 liters of fluid necessary to allow adequate perfusion of the kidney and filtering the normal amt of serum to produce about 1000 cc/day urine. This occurs when the metastatic process compromises small bowel with partial obstruction minimizing the daily oral intake of fluid and causing dehydration.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Dehydration: Colon cancer that leads to diarrhea or loose stool can lead to dehydration

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A 67-year-old female asked:

Does stage 4 metastic colon cancer cause dehydration?

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Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Dehydration Ca Colon: Hello Kanabar T, YES it can but only as part of the process of succumbing from it, since Stage 4 means it is spread throughout the body. This would be an excellent cause for a referral to Hospice. thanks

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