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Vipoma In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I go to ER? Possible vipoma diagnosis took 2 packets of potassium chloride & still having numbness in fingers and hand , shortness breath.
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, i don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables.There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer