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Does metastic colon cancer cause vomitting and fever?

Does metastic colon cancer cause vomitting and fever?

Yes possible: but check with your doctor , fever and vomiting also due to simple treatable causes , virus infections etc , not necessarily due to metastatic colon cancer . Speak to your doctor , get hydrated ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallbladder issue, i.e. Stones. Your'e young for colon cancer, and gallbladder issues. So it is likely that the source of this lies elsewhere, like your diet. You should see your doctor for tests like occult blood test, etc to be sure and for diet help. ...Read more

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Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Yes, it can: Diarrhea is one of the common side effects of paclitaxel. While common, it’s recommended that you contact your healthcare team if you have more than 4 - 6 episodes in a 24 hour period (unless your healthcare team gave you different instructions). ...Read more

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Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Colon cancer: Yes it can happen but I hope that does not happen. The fever is likely to be unrelated. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

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What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

What cause bloating, nausea, throwing up, diarrhea, fever to 101?

Gastroenteritis: Generally may be due to one of several viral infections and this should clear within a day or so. The fever is a little higher than usual, and if this does not clear rapidly you need to see a doctor, since there are bacterial and parasitic causes which will require therapy. Stay well hydrated. If you cannot keep anything down see your family doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors? Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors?
Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Could be anything: Need urgent investigation , examination by your physician to find the cause of symptoms from colitis to cancer. Please see your physician for tests including endoscopy of colon. ...Read more

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Ciii ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin. In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?

Ciii  ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin.  In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?

Many options: Choosing chemo depends on many factors, so only your doctor can decide what might work for you. Drugs you haven't mentioned include altretamine, capecitabine, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) vinorelbine, ifosfamide, etoposide, and irinotecan. There are also several hormonal agents. And a clinical trial might be an option. Check out www.Cancer.Gov for more info. And good luck. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause abdominal pain. Diaherra. Constipation. Bloody diaherra.?

Can colon cancer cause abdominal pain. Diaherra. Constipation. Bloody diaherra.?

Yes, but...: So can many other things! in a 24-year-old like you, colon cancer is very unlikely. Inflammatory bowel disease or an infection is more likely. But any time you have bloody diarrhea, it's time to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Alcohol Poisoning: Hi i cannot rule out alcohol poisoning from your description. You may need to re-hydrate, take your vitamins and eat some meals with good nutrition. If the diarrhea is persisting you can try the brat diet: bananas, rice or rice water, applesauce or peeled apples and unbuttered toast. You should be feeling better soon. ...Read more

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26/F. Would 10mg amitriptyline stop diarrhea in zollinger-ellison? Have chronic diarrhea x9 months. Gastro says IBS & amitriptyline stopped diarrhea.

26/F. Would 10mg amitriptyline stop diarrhea in zollinger-ellison? Have chronic diarrhea x9 months. Gastro says IBS & amitriptyline stopped diarrhea.

Maybe he knows...: ...a thing or two about the gut! Amitriptyline is an old but commonly used medication for treatment of dysmotility associated with diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome. On the other hand, the diarrhea associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is more a maldigestion problem and amitriptyline will have little utility here. ...Read more

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Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Can i take imodium (loperamide) for AC chemo side effect diarrhea?

Yes, maybe: Anti-diarrheal drugs are helpful in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. However, need to be sure that the diarrhea is from chemotherapy and not infectious -- such as clostridium difficile toxin (cdt) induced diarrhea. Cdt pcr can detect. In that case the bodies natural reaction is to get rid of the toxin by voiding with diarrhea. That diarrhea needs antibiotics for a potentially prolonged time. ...Read more

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What can prognosis b like for metastic colon cancer that chemotherapy oxyplatin and raltitrexed ?

What can prognosis b like for metastic colon cancer that chemotherapy oxyplatin and raltitrexed ?

Colon mets: Not having your chart and you in front of me makes it very hard to give you an accurate idea on prognosis. When chemo is started, that means your CA cells have gone beyond the boundaries which would have made txing it simple. The simpler the tx, the better the prgns. The harder the tx, the worse the prgns. On a positive note, f/u with your docs, stay faithful, and you might get a pleasant surprise ...Read more

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Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read more

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Dysphagia and chemotherapy for colon cancer?

Dysphagia and chemotherapy for colon cancer?

It depends ... : Dysphagia is a common side effect with many chemo therapeutic regimens. Some treatments can decrease a patient's ability to fight off fungal and bacterial overgrowth in the mouth and digestive systems. The diagnosis of this isn't usually difficult and can in many cases be treated with medications. ...Read more

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Colon cancer chemo necessary?

Colon cancer chemo necessary?

Depends on stage: Chemotherapy is never used for stage 1 cancers (early). It is sometimes used in stage 2 cancers (early but more advanced than stage 1). Chemotherapy is definitely beneficial in stage 3 cancers (locally advanced) and in stage 4 cancers (distant spread). ...Read more

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Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Possible: Many patients can have depression with treatment. Some estimates are 25%. The additional problems are cognitive issues associated with chemotherapy, and the impact of memory impairment. Also steroid fluctuations during treatment will add to the problems. Lastly, in breast cancer ovarian function issues will have an impact. ...Read more

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Chemotherpay failed , irinotecan and oxyplatin in metastic colon cancer . Liver and peritoneal mets . Is there anything else ?

Chemotherpay failed , irinotecan and oxyplatin in metastic colon cancer . Liver and peritoneal mets . Is there anything else ?

Sorry to: hear that. Discuss with your Oncologist what is the next step. Get family and spiritual support as well. Good luck ...Read more

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23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

23 f. No gallbladder. Just finished menstrating. Nausea, bloating, constipation followed by diarrhea. Orange/yellow. No fever. Feel sick.

Many things: Would need a full medical history and physical exam. Many possibilities, including fatty food intolerance after gallbladder surgery, viral condition, less likely bacterial infection from bad food, irritable bowel, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more