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I'm having right lower side pain no appendix did have a carcinoid tumor on appendix.had c-section 7 months ago.
Carcinoid tumor is a condition in which a person has this rare and slow-growing tumor, usually in his intestinal system or his lungs. Carcinoid tumors usually don't cause symptoms until many years later, when they can produce hormones (chemicals that flow in the blood to other parts of the body and cause changes there) that lead to redness in the face and ...Read more
I had carcinoid tumor of appendix removed back in 1979. Is it advisable to have occasional 24-hr urinalysis or can I assume i'm cured?
Usually slow growth : They are usually slow-growing tumors that can behave in a benign or malignant manner. They usually start out in the intestine (stomach, small bowel, appendix, colon or rectum) or in the lungs. Some can product hormones that cause signs and symptoms such as diarrhea or skin flushing. Otherwise, they are usually asymptomatic until late stages. Treatment is usually surgical resection. ...Read more
Location? extent?: Tumors of neuroendocrine origin; can be hard to localize; can be in appendix, rectum, bowel, stomach/duodenum, ovaries, bronchi (breathing tubes), elsewhere. "low" malignant potential, but can be aggressive, spread; can cause abd pain, ;"syndrome" with flushing, wheezing, murmurs, etc. Small ones can be cured by surgical removal; may need chemo, embolization, or octreotide rx for symptom control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slower growing: Carcinoid tumors can occur throughout the intestine and may act in a malignant fashion and spread to lymph nodes and other organs. They tend to grow more slowly that more common (adenocarcinomas) cancers in the intestinal tract. They can sometimes be cured with surgery and survival can be long term even after spread due to their nature of sometimes growing very slowly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestinal tract, you don't feel anything because the liver removes the hormones the tumors produce. Only when the tumors are large, outside the intestinal tract, or metastatic do the symptoms occur. They can get very bad then. ...Read more
Hours: Carcinoid syndrome is symptoms associated with carcinoid tumors -- tumors of the small intestine, colon, appendix, and lungs. These tumors release too much serotonin, and other chemicals that cause the blood vessels to open (dilate) leading to flushing of the face, neck or chest. .Sometimes symptoms are brought on by exercise, red wine, blue cheese that contains tyramine. Symptoms occur in hours. ...Read more
Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid syndrome is cluster of symptoms that can include-chronic flushing and/or diarrhea/wheezings which is the result of secretion of serotonin and other vasoactive substances into the systemic circulation. The carcinoid syndrome is primarily associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors usually from the midgut - to the liver. Carcinoid is a type of cancer- neuroendocrine tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any relations between my carcinoid tumor and my EDS and SLE and if I have symptoms can I expect another tumor?Thanks
No association: EDS and Lupus are unassociated with carcinoid. The carcinoid syndrome is usually due to endocrinologically active malignant tumors that develop from neuroendocrine cells (mostly in the ileum) and produce serotonin. It can, however, occur from tumors elsewhere in the GI tract (particularly the appendix and rectum), pancreas, bronchi, The primary has to be removed to prevent metastasis. ...Read more
My allergy doc says I may have Carcinoid but my CTabd/pelvis is normal, along with normal chest x-rays and chest angiograph. I get flushing on my shoulders, dermographism. I'm scared, she just drew blood.
Ct not very specific: Carcinoids can be small and produce symptoms (facial flushing, diarrhea, wheezing, fast heart)1/10 symptomatic and produce carcinoid syndrome.Over 2/3 of carcinoids are found in the gut, appendix most common sometimes in lungs.Most sensitive study for functioning carcinoids is indium 111 octreotide which is nuclear study that can localize small tumors.I123 mibg is another nuclear test for localizatio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
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