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What are the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome?

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In many cases, carcinoid tumors often cause no symptoms. In advanced cases, when the tumor has spread, you may have:

Other symptoms -- such as abdominal pain or intestinal bleeding -- depend on the location of the carcinoid tumor.   

  • Facial flushing, redness, and a sudden rush of warmth in the face 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Fast heartbeat 
  • Wheezing 
  • Sudden drop in blood pressure  

SOURCES:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "Newly Diagnosed: The Basics;" "Frequently Asked Questions;" "Treatment Options;" and "Nutritional Concern for the Carcinoid Patient."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors" and "Lung Carcinoid Tumor."

Oberg K. ; 10th Ed., Saunders, 2003. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Medical College of Wisconsin: "Carcinoid Syndrome: Symptom Management."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

UpToDate.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 08, 2019

SOURCES:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: "Newly Diagnosed: The Basics;" "Frequently Asked Questions;" "Treatment Options;" and "Nutritional Concern for the Carcinoid Patient."

National Cancer Institute: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors" and "Lung Carcinoid Tumor."

Oberg K. ; 10th Ed., Saunders, 2003. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Medical College of Wisconsin: "Carcinoid Syndrome: Symptom Management."

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

UpToDate.

merckmanuals.com

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 08, 2019

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