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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences excessive loss of body water, which disrupts ...Read more


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Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Ovarian cancer: It sounds as if she needs IV fluids first. Then it needs to be known by she has diarrhea. Is it because of an infection (c. Diff) or a side effect o treatment (chemo causing diarrhea). Hydration is key to make sure she doesn't get sicker. The antibiotics and the anti-diarrheals are best when given orally. If she is having a lot of diarrhea, she should see her doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Multiple: Esophageal and gastric(stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces . The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more

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Can dehydration, regular Pepsi intake, or some specific lack in nutrients cause vomiting and diarrhea? Brother is unhealthy and this happens sometimes

Can dehydration, regular Pepsi intake, or some specific lack in nutrients cause vomiting and diarrhea? Brother is unhealthy and this happens sometimes

Unhealthy: vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration (not usually the other way around). Drinking excessive soft drinks can contribute to upset stomachs and possibly diarrhea depending on how a person tolerates carbonated, sugary beverages. Unhealthy eating can also cause diarrhea (as can lack of certain nutrients). Please have your brother see a doctor for a complete check up. ...Read more

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Cea analysis was increased to 1500 before treatment of secondary bone cancer but after radiation therapy and 3 chemotherapy sessions dropped to 1000?

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Cea analysis was increased to 1500 before treatment of secondary bone cancer but after radiation therapy and 3 chemotherapy sessions dropped  to 1000?

CEA: The declining of the cancer marker here tells you that you respond quite well to the radiation and chemotherapy that you received. Btw, what is the primary cancer? ...Read more

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Bp of 90 And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

Bp of 90
And fever of 38.6 on chemotherapy treatment . Can this be sepsis ?

Concern: It's definitely concerning. While I can't say for sure it's sepsis without other information including a blood culture and other information, it's possible you could be on your way to sepsis, especially given the fact you're on chemotherapy. I would highly suggest you get in touch with your treating physician or his/her on call physician this afternoon and discuss your symptoms with them.Good luck ...Read more

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Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal Mets . Can this cause vomitting and fever ?

Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal
Mets . Can this cause vomitting and fever ?

Possible: It depends on many factors, but those are both possible. Best to see the oncologist for more specifics details regarding your case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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LACK OF APPETITE AND EXTREME FATIGUE AFTER RADIATION AND TEMODAR (temozolomide) FOR GBM IS THIS COMMON AND WHAT IS TO BE DONE TO HANDLE IT?

LACK OF APPETITE AND EXTREME FATIGUE AFTER RADIATION AND TEMODAR (temozolomide) FOR GBM IS THIS COMMON AND WHAT IS TO BE DONE TO HANDLE IT?

SX's of cancer RX: Yes, unfortunately, these symptoms often plague patients under treatment for various cancers. Appetite stimulants can be given for example progestational agents (e.g. megestrol acetate 160-180 mg BID), corticosteroids (e.g. Decadron (dexamethasone) 4 mg/day or prednisone 10-20 mg/day), and cannabinoids (dronabinol 5-20 mg/day). Nausea should be treated as well as pain. A nutritional consult. Exercise as tolerated ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

What is the cause of hyponatremia and high urea in patient with liver chirosis and ascites?

Well...: Liver failure (as in cirrhosis) leads to fluid retention which in turn may cause sodium to drop. Urea elevations occur when the perfusion of the kidneys is not efficient, or there is a bleed in the gastrointestinal tract (as may happen in people with cirrhosis and bleeding in this area) ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause high levels of B12 in blood?

Can dehydration cause high levels of B12 in blood?

No: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 mostly from increased production of haptocorrin. In addition, because the liver stores b12, liver diseases such as acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver disease can also cause a rise in serum b12. ...Read more

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In chemotherapy . White blood count low and fever .. Also very tierd and sleepy . Can it def be infection as low white cell count ?what could the extreme tierdness be?

In chemotherapy . White blood count low and fever .. Also very tierd and sleepy . Can it def be infection as low white cell count ?what could the extreme tierdness be?

Watch out for Fever!: There are more than one causes for feeling tired. Infection can cause it as you indicated but here fever is the first symptom. So if you feel cold, shiver, check your temp or go to an ER for evaluation. If you do not feel feverish(Hot or very cold), Anemia/low Hemoglobin(Hb) is another common reason especially after multiple cycles of chemo. If your Hb is >10Gram, no fever, then chemo may cause ...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, metast: Hello, I am not a cancer specialist, but, metastatic colon cancer can cause nausea and vomiting. Also, the chemotherapy if one is receiving may contribute to that. A fever, if it is high needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause water on the heart?

Can chemotherapy cause water on the heart?

Yes!: Certain chemotherapy can cause fluid to develop around the heart, which is called a pericardial effusion. It can also cause heart failure, which is too much fluid inside the heart. But cancer itself can also cause fluid around the heart. It's important to determine the cause of the fluid, because treatments differ. Your doctor may need to take a sample of the fluid to know for sure. ...Read more

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Can alkalosis of the blood due to low potassium and fludrocortisone cause shortness of breath?

Can alkalosis of the blood due to low potassium and fludrocortisone cause shortness of breath?

It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...Read more

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High renal loss of potassium & magnesium in urine. Blood potassium always at low end of range. Extreme weakness, nausea, numb. What would you think??

Inherited vs med vs?: The rare inherited Gitelman & Bartter syndromes can cause a loss of potassium & magnesium (in Gitelman & in some cases of Bartter's) in the urine, which can cause fatigue and cramps. Some meds can do this, such as the blood pressure med Hydrochlorothiazide. For symptoms, potassium typically has to be well below normal range. Without full info & evaluation, individualized diagnosis is not possible. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more