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Carcinoid Syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 16, 2006
  • 00:55 AM

Has Anyone Had This I Feel I Might Have A Gi Cancer And Lately I've Had A Feeling Of Being Hot In The Face And Diareia

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  • ANy other symptoms?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 07:15 AM
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  • Could be lots of things, but flushing and diarrhea are two classic symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome. Typical diagnostic tests would be Octreotide scan, Chrommogranin-A blood test and 24hour 5hiaa urine test. CTs or MRIs may also be useful if the tumors have grown large enough to be visible. BTW, Carcinoid id not necessarily GI, although that's probably the highest percentage of cases. If you do have it, get yourself to a carcinoid specialist, not just any old oncologist
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