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  • Posted By: kathyl777
  • July 30, 2012
  • 02:13 PM

Does anyone know of any reason other than a VIPoma (cancerous tumor, usually of the pancreas) that would cause my VIP level to be 93? Have had chronic diarrhea for about 15 - 18 months. 2 years ago had routine colonoscopy which was normal. Since I started seeing doctors about a year ago for my GI problems, have also had 2 endoscopes which found acid, ulcer and hiatal hernia, but these aren't my real concerns. Stool specimens were given about a year ago to check for I don't know what all but I do know they were checked for infections of the bowel?? They were normal. Also had flexible sigmoidoscopy 2 weeks ago and biopsies done which showed only diverticulosis. Then, last week, my doctor suggested some other blood work, after which I got a call from his nurse saying that he wants to see me because my VIP level is way above what it should be. Started surfing on the internet and unfortunately found that one of the main reasons for this is VIPoma, and I can't get in to see my doctor for another 2 weeks. CAN ANYBODY SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS FOR ME? WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED! THANKS.

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