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Yes: An octreotide scan or octreoscan is a type of scintigraphy used to define metastatic carcinoid lesions. Octreotide, is a drug similar to somatostatin. It is radiolabeled with indium-111 to seek out the carcinoid lesions and is then delivered intravenously. Radioactive octreotide attaches to tumor cells that have receptors for somatostatin and releases a radioactive signal that can be detected ...Read more
If you have a pituitary tumor and high gastrin levels but an octreoscan came back negative, what is likely wrong?
There is a condition: Called men (multiple endocrine neoplasia) that can be associated with pituitary tumors, gastrin producing tumors (and other tumors of the pancreas) and parathyroid tumors. It is caused by a certain gene mutation. Things to consider-1. If you are on a proton pump inhibitor, that can raise your gastrin level. 2. Octreotide scans are not the most sensitive imaging technique, and may miss some tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erections: See a Urologist to assure you have no hormonal deficiencies like a low testosterone level as well any underlying medical conditions that may cause your issues. There are of course medications that can help you achieve the erection you once had. best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?
PRN= As needed.: Medications that are ordered "prn" or as needed, are to be used if or when the problem occurs that needs some help that the medication should provide. An example is a pain medication to be used only when the pain increases to a level that needs relief. Other things may be done to relieve pain, like cold compresses or a heating pad, stretching etc. so the medication may help but is not a must. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I'm late taking my BC by 14 hours (8am, took @10pm), am I still protected? Took it right away. Should I use alternative methods?
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