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Black Vomit In Kidney Cancer Patient
Pain in left side & abnormal BM for month- liver, lungs, blood, urine, endoscopy, kidneys, gall bladder, lungs, heart, all ok - possible colon cancer?
Here are some ...: For the time being, watch for possible food indigestion. Besides, continue to watch for possible colonic diverticulitis. Note that every illness always displays itself along its course & pattern of full spectrum. So, still seek professional attention & counseling timely. Don't give up; time & patience will unfold the true story of an event timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is this normal ? Enteritis found on ct with a lot of bowel inflammtion . Person cannot eat at all plus sickness and vomitting .fever on and off . Metastic colon cancer
Pt who on chemotherpay
25 yo female, no family history of colon cancer - bloating ulq, sometimes with pain. No blood in stools, changes in stools from constipation to softer stools. Gas, loss of appetite. Colon cancer?
Mum has lung cancer tumor no change in size and her weight as gone down to 6 stone from 8 stone in 3 mth is this refactory cachexia?
Probably: Unintended weight loss of the magnitude your described is not a good sign. Please consult this site for more information on this topic. Wish you and your mom, good health. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
severe dementia,copd, on palliative care only. Has developed slimy sour smelling stools. Is this possibly a symptom of cancer in gi tract?
Metastic colon cancer . Chemo started in march . Person passed away within 2 weeks of appetite loss and bilirubin increase . Although scan showed stable disease . Can this happen. ?
Yes: While most patients with metastatic colon cancer receiving chemo can function in the advanced stage of disease for 5-7 months, some live only a few weeks after chemo is initiated. This is due to extent of liver and other sites of mets. Although scan showed stable disease, some tumors express TNF and develop cachexia and loss of appetite leading to organ failure and end stage disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is life expectancy for someone with cancer of the pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder? This person presently cannot eat or drink liquids
1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?
Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metastatic carcinoma in ovaries & in pelvi(peritoneum). Confirmation of Metastatic disease from Ca Gal, Now she has Stage IV. Go for chemo or no.
Pink urine and minor irritation in 34 year old male cumadin patient with history of kidney stones. X-ray shows one kidney larger . Scared any answer?
Not necessarily bad: Will need evaluation to locate the source of bleeding. Could be kidney stone, but there are many other possibilities. Kidneys are often different in size and this may not be related at all. See the doc who ordered your studies. ...Read more
Husband served in vietnam in 1966 1967 exposed to agent orange. 4years ago diagnosed with stomach cancer had 3/4 of stomach removed.Cancer
Not sure why u ask.: Is his gastric CA in remission? Does he have any respiratory symptom? Any other risk factor for lung CA like smoking? I would assume he still sees an oncologist who keeps an eye on the possibility of recurrence of his stomach CA or development of second cancers like lung. If your ? is, can he get it? The answer is yes, it is possible. Please thank him for his service and best to both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
78 yrd uncle has lung cancer bone mets now weakness in legs, blood transfusions 3 x pwk & referred to palliative team. How long left approx.?
Difficult to say: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. We try to refrain from "predicting" when an individual may succumb to an illness because truly there are too many factors coming into play. That being said, usually palliative care referrals imply that the patient is not expected to survive more than 6-12 weeks more. We don't have crystal balls and frequently patients surprise us. ...Read more
65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago¬hing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work.Lost faith in doc.Advise?
Bowel obstruction: You may have a bowel obstruction or abscess from resolving infection. You need IV fluid, possible ct scan or xray, bloodwork and possible antibiotics. Many early bowel obstructions within weeks of surgery resolve with conservative medical care. Call your surgeon or go to the hospital if you are feeling really sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although coughing up blood (hemoptysis) can occur at any time with lung cancer it is usually not the leading symptom. Most people lose significant amounts of weight and may pass away from infection, sometimes they become increasingly short of breath or they may just fall asleep and not wake up. The way they pass is not important it is how they pass. It should be relatively pain and anxiety free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would uric acid stones show up necessarily in bloodwork ? Or more so in urinalysis . My grandfather died of urea poisoning from kidneys . Very scared
Hematuria in 34 year old cumadin patient. Urine tests shows no cancer cells. Ct shows calcification in the bladder wall. Why would be blood in urine?
Bladder Calc.: Bladder calcifications can be caused by a variety of disease including schistosomiasis, bladder cancer, encrustation cystitis, and drug induced cystitis, and even tuberculosis. In order to make a definitive diagnosis, one would need a cystoscope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Passing yellow floating stools with bad smell. Liver, Gallbladder and pancrease (pancrelipase) enzymes are normal. Seen at ER last night, low potassium, GERD & UTI?
Malabsorbtion: You have malabsorbtion and need a workup. ...Read more
Green stool in past bm's. Today they were sort of flat. Colon cancer? Ibs? Great grandma had colon cancer at 70. Should i worry? No other symptoms.
Relax and remember: Most troubles can easily be investigated early. These symptoms are not likely predictors of a problem. The usual suggestion of trouble is blood mixed in the stool. A change in the bowel habit may also suggest a problem. If you feel concerned see your doctor to discuss having a colonoscopy performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bright, red blood from anus...Constipation? I'm only twenty, but colon problems are known in my family (colon cancer, polyps). Should i go to gi, or?
Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. Other things that could cause bleeding are best evaluated with colonoscopy. Usually you would get this at 50 years old. But if there is a strong history of colon ca in the family you should get a scope 10 years before the age at which the youngest realtive got ca. Get one now if bleeding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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