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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes diarrhea after removal of a tumor in the mouth?

My mother got operated for a tumor in her mouth for a non cancerous tumor in here mouth. She is being given dressing using betdine for reducing risk of infection. She is having problems with foood in take, diarea etc. What could be the reason. Can somebody let me know whether it is the effect of betadine?
Fri, 30 Mar 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Kindly mention for which tumor you have operating. Had you taken a biopsy for further workup? Betadine can lead to allergic reaction and throat swelling like side effects, so difficult swallowing can occur. For diarrhea stool routine micro examination and occult blood test advisable. If diarrhea not resolved then broad-spectrum antibiotic course prescribe.

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Dr. Parth Goswami
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