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Stomach pain, constipation. Has pancreatic cancer and stoma. How to feed him?

my father has pancreatic cancer , he also has a stoma, he started being sick and having bad stomach pain, the doctor prescribed movicol, but pain got worse and he was constipated! he went to hospital where he had 3 litres of fluid drained! he cant eat and has a tube from his nose to his stomach ! doctors say the cancer has spread and causing blockage ! if they cant remove the cancer will he never eat again and die due to starvation
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Hello Sir,
Thanks for your query.
Your father seems to have a pancreatic cancer with ascites(fluid in peritoneal cavity ,which was drained) and the pancreatic mass causing a gastric outlet obstruction.
For him to continue feeding an endoscopy guided duodenal stent(self-expandable metallic type) seems a reasonable choice. A surgical gastric bypass is an alternative ,if his general health allows a surgical procedure.

Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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