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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more
Possible with med: Abilify/aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication that has the potential to cause the rare but possibly life-threatening condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms). Nms usually results from combining multiple antipsychotics (abilify plus others) in high dose all at once which overwhelms the body: muscle rigidity/fever/neurologic instability; unlikely to happen if take as prescribed. ...Read more
Neuroendocrine tumor: It is a relatively benign type of tumor that can secrete a variety of hormones, most notably serotonin. They are most commonly found in the gut or the lungs. They do not come from the lining of the lungs or the gut (as adenocarcinomata do). They come from a different line of cells. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when large amounts of serotonin get into the bloodstream, assoc with flushing and diarrhea. ...Read more
Serotonin: They are all neurotransmitters.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: At this time, there is no evidence to suggest this. As one may imagine, few if any studies have been performed in humans to look for this. ...Read more
Can serotonin syndrome cause brain damage/dementia/heart damage? Took high dose ADHD meds and effexor (venlafaxine).
Unlikely: Serotonin Syndrome may cause fevers and seizures but unlikely dementia or heart failure. Speak with your doctor if you are concern of the dosage and quantity of your medications More info on serotonin syndrome: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 ...Read more
Good for symptoms: Sandostatin (octreotide) is a medication that decreases the release of hormones from carcinoid tumors, thereby decreasing symptoms of carcinoid (flushing, diarrhea). It may have some effects in slowing the growth of such tumors, but its main use is to treat symptoms of Carcinoid. It is effective for this is over 80% of patients with Carcinoid. ...Read more
NO!: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs. Nms typically consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Preclinical and clinical data demonstrate that bupropion acts via dual inhibition of norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake, which constitutes a novel mechanism of antidepressant action. As such, bupropion is associated with a unique clinical profile with efficacy comparable to that of other antidepressants. Devoid of clinically significant serotonergic effects... www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pm. ...Read more
Can carcinoid tumors cause carcinoid crises with clonoscopy&endoscopy anesthesia?I have elavated serotonin;constipation,heat in neck&head;night diahri
Unlikely: Carcinoid crisis is a possible complication in someone who has a carcinoid tumor. You don't say if you have been diagnosed with Carcinoid. General anesthesia can trigger carcinoid crisis in such patients, but the "conscious sedation" used for most diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy or endoscopy would be unlikely to do so. Have you done a 24 hr urine 5-HIAA? ...Read more
Depression, anxiety, wild mood swings, brain zaps, epilepsy, Raynaud's syndrome, gastrointestinal distress, positive ANA test. Any one cause?
No: I don't think 1 cause..Get a more detailed answer ›
Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more
14/male results/ catecholamine norm?
Norepinephrine, supine 136.0 pg/ml
* epinephrine, <10 pg/ml
*dopamine, <10 pg/ml
norepinephrine, stand 457.0 pg/ml
epinephrine, 14.0 pg/ml
dopamine, 16.0 pg/m
Just one type: "selective" in this case refers to the fact that the previous generation of antidepressants, the tricyclics, worked on all 3 of the neurotransmitters in the brain thought to be involved in depression in varying degrees; serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Prozac, (fluoxetine) and the other ssris act almost entirely on serotonin. ...Read more