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A 31-year-old male asked:

Is autonomic neuropathy common after chemo? if you can develop it from chemotherapy, will it go away eventually?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No, it is uncommon: We rarely see autonomic neuropathy due to chemotherapy. It should resolve with time like most neuropathies from chemo do.
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Can happen: Autonomic neuropathies do occur with some chemotherapy treatments, but is less common than the sensory or sensorimotor neuropathies. The prognosis is dependent on the level of change, intensity of chemotherapy, and whether modifications of the chemotherapy were given as well as if treatment was initiated. See your oncologist and discuss the issue.
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