Tag: Zollinger Ellison

Could my diarrhea be caused by a carcinoid tumor?

Could my diarrhea be caused by a carcinoid tumor?

Very rarely some cancers may result in the patient experiencing bouts of diarrhea. These include – Any malignant tumor that has metastasized into an abdominal organ Tumors, such as carcinoid tumors, which produce excess hormones resulting in carcinoid syndrome, which produces excessive amounts of serotonin or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome – the result of large amounts of [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease

A peptic ulcer is an erosion in the lining of the stomach or of the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine. Ulcers develop when the normal defense and repair mechanisms of the lining (mucosa) are impaired, making it susceptible to damage by stomach acid and the digestive enzyme, pepsin. The majority of peptic [...]

September 21, 2011 More