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Dr. John Landi
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Taxol (Definition)

Taxol or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a ...Read more


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Finished taking Taxol chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

Finished taking Taxol chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?

It will go away: All the changes in your skin and hair will go away in a short time after your last dose of Taxol. Most patients are fully recovered in 3 to 6 months. So do not worry about the swelling...there is no treatment for it but your body are repair and normalize it slowly but surely. ...Read more

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Are swollen stomachs common in alcoholics?

Are swollen stomachs common in alcoholics?

Advanced cirrhosis: In advanced cirrhosis of the liver due to severe alcohol use, fluid can accumulate in the abdomen called as cites. This can make the belly look "very swollen". It can be a very serious condition. ...Read more

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My stomachs all swollen and hard for no reason, what could be wrong?

My stomachs all swollen and hard for no reason, what could be wrong?

Belly bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract)must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more

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A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

A part of my stomach is swollen, what is happening?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

My stomach feels swollen after my termination that I had 3 days ago, is this normal?

Can be: bloating can be normal, BUT self limited if your abdomen is hard and or tender or you have a fever, or feel dizzy when arising, go back and get checked. if a perforation occurred, it can cause internal bleeding, infection and even bowel injury--ALL emergencies. alternatively go the ER for a possible CT scan and blood count ...Read more

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What to do about a swollen hard stomach ?

What to do about a swollen hard stomach ?

Urgent Need: This is something that you do not sit home and wonder. Given your age and this symptom please get to your doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Why would upper stomach be swollen?

Many reasons: I could be simply increased gas. However problems such as Gastric Outlet obstruction, due to an ulcer or small bowel obstruction must be also considered. Do you have history of peptic ulcers? Do you have Nausea and vomiting.Please see a gastroenterologist SOON if thye answer is yes to either questions. ...Read more

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My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

My stomach feels swollen. What test would determine if it is swollen?

A physical exam: A good physical exam is the best way to determine if there is fluid in your abdomen. If then there is any other doubt at that point, an ultrasound would be the best next test - extremely safe ad would answer your question. ...Read more