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What are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors I should be looking for?

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In brief: Carcinoid tumor

Carcinoid tumors can be found in several places in the intestines.
They do not cause symptoms unless the liver is affected. Carcinoid syndrome can be associated with flushing, increase in blood pressure, irregular heart beat, etc. If a carcinoid is located with a bowel lumen it can cause blockage. Carcinoids can spread directly to other areas. Usually not by blood stream.

In brief: Carcinoid tumor

Carcinoid tumors can be found in several places in the intestines.
They do not cause symptoms unless the liver is affected. Carcinoid syndrome can be associated with flushing, increase in blood pressure, irregular heart beat, etc. If a carcinoid is located with a bowel lumen it can cause blockage. Carcinoids can spread directly to other areas. Usually not by blood stream.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
carcinoid is one variant of neuroendocrine cancer that has particular symptoms, elevated levels of serotonin, and a more indolent biology most of the time.
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Major nsymptoms

You should be looking for a combination of frequent loosr watery stool in combination with fascila flushing.

In brief: Major nsymptoms

You should be looking for a combination of frequent loosr watery stool in combination with fascila flushing.
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