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Colon removed after cancer. Have growth in thyroid. Why is foot bursting with heat?

Hi I am a 45 year old female. Medical history: Colon cancer - colon removed Feb 2009 received chemo for 6 months there after and have been in remission since. I do have a growth in my thyroid but tests were done in 2010 when discovered and was found that it is not cancerous and does not seem to affect anything so it was just left alone. My problem is that the last week or 3 I have started feeling a hot burst under my left foot . The heat comes and goes for short period of time but frequently. What could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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The heat in your feet which u are feeling could be as a side effect of chemotherapy drug like oxaliplatin used in your chemotherapy schedule which is used frequently to treat colon cancer and is called peripheral neuropathy.
It will take 6 months to 1 year for the heat to go away totally.
U can take T.Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily after food for 3 months which may help somewhat.
For thyroid growth do USG of thyroid and if mass found then FNAC from it to determine whether it is benign or malignant.

Regards and take care
Answered: Wed, 11 Sep 2013
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