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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Ovarian Cancer : Malignant bowel obstruction is a common complication in patients with ovarian cancer. The prevalence of bowel obstruction is 4-25% in ovarian carcinoma or colorectal cancer. In patients with advanced ovarian cancer the frequency of bowel obstruction can be as high as 42%. The small bowel is more commonly involved than the large bowel (61% vs. 33%) and both are involved in over 20% of ovarian ca. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

Stage 4 cancer that has mets to brain, lungs, adrenal gland and now liver, cause bowels to shut down? If so what are the signs that it is happening?

It depends on so man: Bowel obstruction can occur in any advanced abdominal cancer. If the bowels are compromised by tumor they can close/obstruct. It is not difficult to tell when that happens because no food will pass through them. As a result patients become constipated/obstipated and have increasing pain in the abdomen and are unable to eat and drink due to persistent nausea and vomiting. The belly swells up also. ...Read more

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My kidneys has shut down so how long do I have to live?

My kidneys has shut down so how long do I have to live?

Depends on how much: If someone has a zero percent kidney function, his longevity is very short i.e. Days but if it is say 15% which is the definition of end stage kidney disease, the longevity could be as long as several months. Of course if you take dialysis or transplant, the longevity is in years. ...Read more

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Is kidney shut down with vinegar safe?

Is kidney shut down with vinegar safe?

Silly myth: Drinking vinegar won't shut down your kidneys, whatever some "pop" websites are claiming. If you want to try it to dissolve a kidney stone, go ahead but i'm betting you'll be disappointed. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 i had an incident where i bled out and all my systems shut down. Could this be kidney related?

I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 i had an incident where i bled out and all my systems shut down.  Could this be kidney related?

This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right lower back after walking for about 15 minutes. Oct. 2010 i had an incident where i bled out and all my sysstems shut down. Could this be kidney related?

This : This does need to be evaluated based on your past medical history. It could be musculoskeletal pain. Try to note if the pain radiates down your leg when you get it. Because of your history of kidney problems, you should be tested for infection or blood in your urine. Please see your doctor, share your past medical history, and schedule a complete evaluation. If you have increased pain, fever, or vomiting than you will have to go to the emergency department immediately for evaluation. ...Read more

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Malignant ascites, will it shut down the kidneys?

Malignant ascites, will it shut down the kidneys?

Yes it can: A very difficult situation but make sure oral fluid intake ( not just water but some electrolytes) is adequate to maintain urine output.That will help to slow kidney problems. ...Read more

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My brother is having his"plug" pulled today. His kidneys have shut down how long before he passes?

My brother is having his"plug" pulled today. His kidneys have shut down how long before he passes?

Time of demise: If your brother has kidney failure he may survive up to a week without dialysis. He may pass due to high potassium levels or fluid overload. It is difficult for an outsider to answer your question in a meaningful manner. You should speak to his physicians, as they have more insight of his prognosis than anyone else. ...Read more

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Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Does dialysis happen when the kidneys completely shut down or when they're still functional to some degree?

Dialysis: Dialysis usually starts before the kidneys completely shut down. Renal function (GFR) is measured on a scale of 60 to 0, and dialysis usually starts around a level of 15-10. For successful dialysis early planning is important. The shunt (vascular access) needs to be put in at least 6 months before intended use. Most affected persons should see a nephrologist by time their GFR is in the 30-20 range. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

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