What is the cause for body swelling, abdominal pain after a stomach surgery ?
Hello. My aunt is 55, she has had stomach surgery last year, and they sent her to chemotherapy 4 times afterwards. Now, she is suffering from body swelling, itchy skin and abdomenal pain. The one hundred diagnosis say different things, but nothing helps, just a handful of pills every day - nothing cures. Please recommend.Thanks
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these are side effects of chemotherapy ,they persist for some time ,in majority of case these disappear after some time.Is there any history of radiotherapy
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