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What causes carcinoid syndrome in a fibromyalgia patient?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: I've lost 47 pounds since September 2015. I've had issues with nausea and diarea at the same time for several months. I've had bruises appear for no reason at all. I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia @ 16, I'm 21 now. I'm on meds for the fibro. i went to my family doctor today, he's testing me for carcinoid syndrome? My doctor explained the symptoms are similar to this cancer. what are other possible medical issues it could be?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (5 hours later)
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Welcome and thanks for your query.
While carcinoid syndrome and malignancy are on the cards and should be investigated as your doctor is doing, I feel the chances of either is low. You are likely to be an anxious person if I may say so and the bruises that you are getting are likely to be auto erythrocyte sensitization syndrome. You are more likely to have a malabsorption syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or an irritable bowel syndrome of the diarrhea type.
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Brief Answer: Discussion follows Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. While carcinoid syndrome and malignancy are on the cards and should be investigated as your doctor is doing, I feel the chances of either is low. You are likely to be an anxious person if I may say so and the bruises that you are getting are likely to be auto erythrocyte sensitization syndrome. You are more likely to have a malabsorption syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or an irritable bowel syndrome of the diarrhea type.