Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor: Symptoms
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Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
Some gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors have no signs or symptoms in the early stages.
Signs and symptoms may be caused by the growth of the tumor and/or the hormones the tumor makes. Some tumors, especially tumors of the stomach or appendix, may not cause signs or symptoms. Carcinoid tumors are often found during tests or treatments for other conditions.
Carcinoid tumors in the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum), colon, and rectum sometimes cause signs or symptoms as they grow or because of the hormones they make. Other conditions may cause the same signs or symptoms. Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
Signs and symptoms of GI carcinoid tumors in the duodenum (first part of the small intestine, that connects to the stomach) may include the following:… Read more about Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor: Symptoms