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Cause of stomach pain in one diagnosed with cervical cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi my mom as been treated wid cervical cancer 3 yrs back but now shes undergoing the radiation for lymphsnodes but shes having pain in her lower abdomein but as of now shes having pain on the left sideof the stomach please can tell me what the reason would be and yesterday our oncology said that the intestine must be touching the wall of the stomach or the intestine might have swelled and we are taking her for Xray and ultrasound today and she is nt able to sleep for the whole night please to tell me what is her problem?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   im XXX
User :   i have sent u a message please look at it and lemme know
Doctor :   May i know her age? Since when is she being given radiation?
User :   61 yrs
User :   for the past 2 weeks
User :   they have stopped radiation because of the swelling of the lower abdomein
Doctor :   Since when is she experiencing lower abdomen and stomach pain? Does she have any other problem like increased sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   no every thing is normal
User :   but when ever shes having the pain the b/p is going up
User :   shes nt having sugar but shes obes
Doctor :   Since when is she experiencing lower abdomen and stomach pain? Are you monitoring her BP regularly? when was the sugar tested?
User :   week back ya every day wen we go for radiation the b/p is ckecked
User :   for the past 4 days shes having the pain
User :   and today i have to take her for X ray and ultra sound
User :   tha radioloygist said is that the intestine is touching the stomach wall
User :   thats the cause shes having the pain
Doctor :   I suggest you to get a CT scan/PET scan also done to rule out the exact causes as it will help in identifying the real cause and find out what is troubling her
User :   CT was also done it showed every thing is normal other then the presence of lymph nodes
Doctor :   When was the CT scan done, before the stomach pain started or after?
User :   after
User :   firstly shes had swelling in her legs and stomach pain
Doctor :   Were the lymph nodes present in the area surrounding the pain ?
User :   now the swellling of her legs is gone only the pain of lower abdomein is still there
User :   no
Doctor :   Were the kidneys found to be normal in the scan?
User :   ya
User :   is there a chance of sweeling of intestines ?
Doctor :   Go ahead with the Ultrasound and X ray so that it can be seen if there is any local infiltration of the organs due to the cervical cancer.
Doctor :   The chances of swelling cannot be ruled out and she may have other symptoms like bowel obstruction apart from pain
User :   in CT scan it is showed that the cervical is good
User :   so what is that we can do is there a chance of surgery ?
Doctor :   First of all you have to find out that what is the cause of swelling and that on the basis of that it can be decided if surgery is required or not.
User :   actually shes nt aware of what shes suffering since for the past few years we tried to tell her but we couldnt tell her anything
User :   is there a chance of harania ?
User :   this what the doct said or the intestine must be touching the stomach wall as it is showen in the CT
Doctor :   Patient has right to know what is she suffering from and you should definitely let her know about it so that she can face the situation and also try to cope up with the symptom
Doctor :   If the CT has not diagnosed definite hernia it cannot be present
User :   then that must be the cause of pain?
User :   what*
Doctor :   The pain can be due to lymph nodes infiltration, bowel obstrustion, swelling?
User :   radiologist said she dosent have any pain for the treatment of nodes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   please help me out my brother is staying in XXX hes much worried about her what should i tell him
Doctor :   Go ahead with todays test and then let him know exactly what is detected in it.
User :   mam can i come online after i get her reports
Doctor :   Sure you can
User :   but lemme know when u will be online
User :   ?
Doctor :   I am available between 8 to 5 on weekdays
User :   where are u from ?
Doctor :   I am based in XXX
User :   iwill ge t my report by 12 noon
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i will log in as soon as i get them
User :   please help me out
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok cu then take care bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now

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