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When should I go to the doctor for symptoms of carcinoid tumor?

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Seek immediate medical care if you have severe symptoms, because this may signal a life-threatening carcinoid crisis. Severe symptoms include:

  • Severe, lasting flushing
  • Confusion
  • Very low blood pressure
  • A very rapid heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Bluish or purple skin color

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

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

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

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Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 8, 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. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; 10th Ed., Saunders, 2003.

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

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation: "Living Well With Carcinoid.

UpToDate.

merckmanuals.com

 

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 8, 2019

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