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Abdominal Pain Following Taxol Treatments
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more
Yes: If treating in the abdomen with radiation, the intestines and stomach are rather sensitive. We see nausea, diarrhea, bloating and all of this can lead to feeling pain and discomfort. The level of this is patient dependent. Some feel very little while someone else gets the full enteritis that can even be seen on ct scans. We use various medications to treat these symptoms to complete treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 42 y i did tah bso for endo 4.I am on anti estrogen therapy now I am having severe lower abdominal pain.Is it possible that endometriosis is back?
Possibly : I imagine that you had similar pains before surgery. It is unlikely to have endometriosis recur after the ovaries are removed unless they are giving you estrogen replacement. Endometriosis can cause scarring and adhesions along with the surgery, and some of these pains may have to do with old scarring but can be due to recurrence of endometriosis. ...Read more
I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?
Our child in india has abdomen pain and has been diagnosed with pancreatic divisum and is operated last week. Now, again he has pain and vomitting. what could be the reason for pain again and what are the possible treatment options now to avoid pancreatit
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?
Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?
Had an ultrasound that showed the liver to be slightly heterogeneous. Can that be due to past chemo therapy with Adriamycin, (doxorubicin) Cytoxan and Taxol?
Painful abdominal pain after heavy period a day early is this normal it s my first time like this!?
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