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How fast can vipomas spread?

How fast can vipomas spread?

It Can Be Fast: 60-80% of vipomas are malignant and have metastasized by the time of diagnosis. Diagnosis usually takes years because of the insidious onset. They are also associated with men-1 (multiple endocrine neoplasm) syndrome, which is associated with other cancers of the pituitary and parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for vipoma?

What treatment is recommended for vipoma?

Resection: VIPomas are neuroendocrine tumors that secrete vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) autonomously., They originate in amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation (APUD) cells of the gastroenteropancreatic endocrine system and in adrenal or extra-adrenal neurogenic sites. Whwn defined because of the symptoms produced, surgical resection is indicated. ...Read more

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Can you have vipoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Can you have vipoma with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Maybe: Hi. VIPomas are rare. The symptoms of chronic watery diarrhea with dehydration and flushing often prompts the evaluation. I can'r see a physician LOOKING for a VIPoma in a patient with no symptoms! So I don't want to say VIPoma without symptoms is impossible, but if that's the case, why was the VIPoma ever looked for??? Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do doctors test for vipomas?

How do doctors test for vipomas?

Measure VIP in blood: Measure the hormone vip (vasoactive intestinal peptide) in the blood. If elevated, ct scans and/or somatostatin analogue nuclear medicine scan can be used to find the source. ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes however my c-peptide test was high. I have been sick for over 1 year now. Can a vipoma cause this?

I don't have diabetes however my c-peptide test was high. I have been sick for over 1 year now. Can a vipoma cause this?

Not a key finding: Vipomas by producing vasoactive intestional peptide (vip) can increase glycogenolysis from the liver which increases a person's blood sugar. An increased blood sugar would stimulate more Insulin secretion from the pancreas which would increase the serum c-peptide level. There are much more common reasons for an elevated c-peptide level, you should discuss this with your dr. If you are worried. ...Read more

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What test would you do to diagnosis vipoma? 1 high VIP & chromogranin, hypok be enough to confirm? How long does diagnosis take?

VIPoma: This is complicated. You may not have the satisfaction of "a diagnosis" until your doctors have found a tumor, removed it and the symptoms have resolved. As I mentioned to you before, you should be seeing someone who specializes in these kinds of tumors. Good luck. ...Read more

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One high VIP blood test one normal. Was told VIP can fluctuate & retested when symptomatic. Is this the only way they can officially diagnose VIPOMA?

One high VIP blood test one normal. Was told VIP can fluctuate & retested when symptomatic. Is this the only way they can officially diagnose VIPOMA?

VIPoma: Presumably you have the cardinal symptoms and signs: watery diarrhea and low K. Yes, plasma VIP should be measured during symptoms, and it should be high. If this is a VIPoma or other neuroendocrine tumor, then it becomes important to localize it. CT/MRI/somatostatin receptor imaging. Most important: go to a center that specializes in this. These are rare, and average doc doesn't see much. ...Read more

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Could you have Vipoma w/ out diarrhea? I have had low pottasium, numbness, weakness, hot flashes, high vip test, temp paralysis, low heart rate, dehyd

Could you have Vipoma w/ out diarrhea? I have had low pottasium, numbness, weakness, hot flashes, high vip test, temp paralysis, low heart rate, dehyd

It comes and goes: VIP levels and diarrhea fluctuate. This is an uncommon condition best managed with a team approach. Adrenal insufficiency and other conditions that cause diarrhea have by now been excluded I would assume. You should have a good talk with your gastroenterologist about what to expect. ...Read more

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Should I go to ER? Possible vipoma diagnosis took 2 packets of potassium chloride & still having numbness in fingers and hand, shortness breath.

Should I go to ER? Possible vipoma diagnosis took 2 packets of potassium chloride & still having numbness in fingers and hand, shortness breath.

Numbness in fingers: Yes if you have shortness of breath you should be evaluated. The numbness in your fingers could be from the electrolyte imbalance caused by your possible Vipoma or it could be by you hyperventilating. Either way you should be evaluated in ER/Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine?

What is the best medicine?

Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more

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What is medicine for acidity?

What is medicine for acidity?

Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoided. If symptoms persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are safe and unsafe?

What drugs are safe and unsafe?

Many of them: This is not an easy answer since there are many drugs categorized as unsafe. The american porphyria foundation has good resources on drug safety: http://www.Porphyriafoundation. Com/testing-and-treatment/drug-safety-in-acute-porphyria. Just because a drug may be listed as unsafe doesn't mean it's unsafe for everyone. However, it's important to use caution with any drug that is potentially unsafe. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for dadar?

What is the best medicine for dadar?

Dadar??: Could you possibly mean dandruff? I'm sorry I don't know what dadar is ... please resubmit for clarification, at least to me:) ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for pe?

What is the best medicine for pe?

Blood thinner: For PE (pulmonary embolism), there are many options including aspirin, Coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Pradaxa, Lovenox, Arixtra, unfractionated heparin. Which is better depends on your specific case and cannot be stated at this point. ...Read more

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Do all medicines come from plants?

No: But many medicines do come from plants. ...Read more

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Is there any organic medicine yet?

Yes: But you have to be really careful. Because there is not enough study. Medicine is a science based on the evidence. ...Read more

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Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Is oxyplatin a good drug for mcrc?

Yes: It is one of the chemo agents used in conjunction with Xeloda (capecitabine) (oral 5FU) or in the chemo combination with Folinic acid, 5 FU and the oxaliplatin as FOLFOX. The platinum targets DNA but in tumors the localization site is on tumor membrane where DNA localizes possibly in the form of mutated mitochondrial DNA ...Read more

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What kind of medicine shouls I use?

For what?: What symptoms are you having? We can't offer any guidance without more details. So ask again, with specifics. ...Read more

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Polarax tablet is medicine for what?

Polarax tablet is medicine for what?

Polarax: This medication is an antihistamine which is used for itching and hives ...Read more

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What is medicine urclar 500 mg for?

What is medicine urclar 500 mg for?

Infection treatment: Urclar is a trade name for clarithromycin. It belongs to the class of macrolides and is used in the treatment of systemic infections. ...Read more

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What is good medicine for high tbil?

High tbil: Find out the cause and treat that. Some just have an inherited problem that increases it a bit and not a problem. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for eyebag?

What is the best medicine for eyebag?

Bags under eyes: Sufficient sleep of 7-9 hours a night, reduced salt intake, sleeping on one's back, and applying cooled tea bags in the freezer to the area can help. ...Read more

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How to control thoughts any medicine?

How to control thoughts any medicine?

Psychiatry: I suggest talking to a psychiatrist. Depending on what kind of thoughts you are having, medication may help. ...Read more

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In medicine, what is silver used for?

In medicine, what is silver used for?

There are many: Types of silver products that are now used pharmaceutically for anti-microbial purposes. Traditionally, colloidal silver has been used as a natural treatment and daily supplement also in treating and preventing bacteria. ...Read more

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