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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Small Bowel Lymphoma (Overview)

This is simply lymphoma involving the small bowel. This can either be lymphoma that is only there or lymphoma that is elsewhere in the body and also involving the small bowel.


Dr. Erik Borncamp
15 doctors shared insights

Small Bowel Lymphoma (Overview)

This is simply lymphoma involving the small bowel. This can either be lymphoma that is only there or lymphoma that is elsewhere in the body and also involving the small bowel.


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Are the symptoms of small bowel lymphoma bad?

Are the symptoms of small bowel lymphoma bad?

They can be: Often the initial symptoms of small bowel lymphoma are obstruction or perforation both of which can be very symptomatic. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

What is the best treatment for small bowel lymphoma?

Chemotherapy: Lymphoma is a chemosensitive disease. Chemotherapy combined with targetted therapy would be the recommended treatment. I recommend you to discuss with your oncologist for detail information about what type of chemotherapy regimen, schedule etc. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has small bowel lymphoma. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

No: Genetic causes for lymphoma are rare. There are small demographic groups were certain types of solid cancers are more common. These cohorts of patients are small. ...Read more

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Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

Is small bowel lymphoma painful?

They can be: If they present with small bowel obstruction, or perforation and sepsis they often are. ...Read more

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Can small bowel lymphoma be cured?

Yes: Small bowel lymphoma is picked up by symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, pain, obstruction, bleeding, etc. Depending on the specific type and stage of lymphoma 'cures' can definitely be achieved with modern chemotherapy regimens. ...Read more

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Can you die from small bowel lymphoma?

Possible: Small bowel lymphoma can present with symptoms such as obstruction, perforation, bleeding, pain, nausea, vomitting, etc. Which can serious complictions and potentially death. There are various types of bowel lymphoma and after detection treatment plans can be successfully implemented. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more