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Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers: carboplatin http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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Side effects after having appendix removal?

Side effects after having appendix removal?

Not expected: in a simple appendectomy unless you meant complications from surgical error, which is rare nowadays, or lingering infection from a ruptured appendix which may take weeks to recover even with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long after stopping omeprazole will side effects of nausea and vomiting last?

How long after stopping omeprazole will side effects of nausea and vomiting last?

Stopping omeprazole : stopping omeprazole and its relatives all of a sudden can cause a rebound hypersecretion of acid. You should try to wean yourself off over a couple of weeks instead. ...Read more

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Could citalopram side effects start after 3 months?

Could citalopram side effects start after 3 months?

Not likely: Usaully they occur soon after starting the meds. If your having problems get ack in to see your doc and let them know. ...Read more

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Side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart as measured by a muga test. This decrease in heart function is reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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Insomnia side effect of chemo?

Insomnia side effect of chemo?

Depends on chemo: There are so many different types of chemotherapy, that the question is impossible to answer as proposed. Please specify exactly the type of chemotherapy used and then we will look up the rates of insomnia with that particular chemotherapy for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Many: In the short term, a small amount of spotting and discharge are normal - as well as some degree of discomfort (pain) . In the long term there may be many benefits, but the primary side effect is that you will never have any uterine bleeding - which is good. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing why the vaginal hysterectomy is needed. ...Read more

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Side effects of stopping estrodrail ?

Depends: This depends entirely on what it's being used for, the dosage and frequency and other specific details of your situation. ...Read more

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Get side effects when taking griseofulvin?

Get side effects when taking griseofulvin?

Side Effects: Griseofulvin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache upset stomach vomiting diarrhea or loose stools thirst fatigue dizziness faintness if you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: fever sore throat skin rash mouth soreness or irritation. ...Read more

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What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

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What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Please read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html if any concern, please see and discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Side effects of contraceptive injection when taking warfarin?

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Side effects of contraceptive injection when taking warfarin?

Don't do it: If you are on warfarin for a blood clot, using a hormal contraceptive is contraindicated. If you have had a blood clot, you need to talk to you doctor about a different form of birth control. ...Read more

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What is the long term side effects of chemo and radiation therapy after total gastronomy?

Gastrectomy: Limits capacity and one will lose weight regardless of c or rt. Done properly, it is the acute effects, n&v/diarrhea. For expansive volumes, there may be an issue with loose bowels, but 'dumping syndrome' need to be differentiated. ...Read more

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Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Any side effects from rituxan (rituximab) therapy?

Mostly infusion rxns: Rituxan is given intravenously slowly at first to look for common immediate reactions like chills, fever, shakes, itching, hives, headache all of which could be prevented or lessened by giving premedications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroids. Reactivation of hepatitis b, lowering resistance to infections, rapid destruction of tumor cells causing i'll effects to organs (tumor lysis) can also occur. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

See details: It depends somewhat on what the Prednisone was used to treat in the first place. It could lead to a flare of the underlying disease but otherwise is not an issue if it was stopped with the doctor's okay. ...Read more

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How long do sexual side effects of lisinopril last after discontinuing?

How long do sexual side effects of lisinopril last after discontinuing?

Lisinopril : What sexual side effects are you talking about? Lisinopril is a medication taking daily. After 48 hours being off the drug, it has been metabolized by your body and it should be out of your system. Any side effects caused by the drug should be gone by that time. Please call the physician who prescribed the drug for you for more information. ...Read more

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Side effects of tamoxifen?

Side effects of tamoxifen?

Several possible: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/tamoxifen the known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts. Other side effects include menopause-like symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and leg cramps. But, the benefits of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer are firmly established and far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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