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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Peripheral neuropath

Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) .
When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative.

In brief: Peripheral neuropath

Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) .
When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Nerve pain

This is a very uncomfortable situation.
The nerves are damaged and because of the irritation the nerves do not work correctly. They are supposed to transmit you symptom to the brain and back. With damage the pain they feel is heightened, is constantly transmitting the pain and thus you feel pain all of the times. There are meds for neuropathy - gabapentin, pregabulin, duloxetine, ssri, snrs.

In brief: Nerve pain

This is a very uncomfortable situation.
The nerves are damaged and because of the irritation the nerves do not work correctly. They are supposed to transmit you symptom to the brain and back. With damage the pain they feel is heightened, is constantly transmitting the pain and thus you feel pain all of the times. There are meds for neuropathy - gabapentin, pregabulin, duloxetine, ssri, snrs.
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