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Diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Can this be related to constipation?

hi, my grandmother had constipation and a tumor growing from her stomach . the doctors told her it was multiple- myeloma but i wanted to know if constipation could have caused it as well. during these times, she was very weak, could harld move, was aalways in pain, always groaning, and bearly eated. is this truly signs of multiple-myeloma and can the constipaton be realted to it?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

I appreciate your inquisitiveness about the disease multiple myeloma is cancer of plasma cells, constipation is not the cause for it but usually it is detected by bone pain,high calcium level and Kidney failure and Anemia, ( CRAB).

Pan is severe and anemia causes weakness, appetite is reduced by disease and kidney failure.

Now it is diagnosed kindly take care about her treatment and diet.

Chemotherapy is given, and if suitable and cost is no bar stem cell transplantation autologus may be possible there are good result with new therapy.. with correction of anemia if required Erythropoietin

Take care to prevent any fractures .

Wish her good Luck.

Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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