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Symptoms of Intestinal Mets

Forums General Melanoma Community Symptoms of Intestinal Mets

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    Sherron
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    Hi everyone,

    Hi everyone,

    Jim is having lots of stomach problems, and of course, as of yet, has not agreed to go to the doctor.  He is in pain, having bowel issues, and mainly very uncomfortable.  He is not eating much.  He looks pale.  He, of course, tells me he must have some kind of virus.  I don't think so.  He now a lymph node swollen on the left side in front of his ear.  Another  3 lumps on the left side of his back.  1 on his left side.   And the right side, originial Mel, that lymph node is huge.  He has one on the right side of back…and lump in right side of chest.  None of these are giving him any problems. HELP, PLEASE.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?  Thanking you in advance for any responses to this. 

    Take Care,

    Sherron, wife to Jim

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      Sherron
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      Jim also has another small lump on the left side of his neck.

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      Sherron
      Participant

      Jim also has another small lump on the left side of his neck.

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      Rebecca and Bob
      Participant

      Sherron,

       

      He needs to go in and see a doctor (obvious statement huh). My husband had intestinal mets and one was a intussusception (a blockage of the intestine). That will kill you if it's not immediately resolved by surgery. My husband had cramps, anemia (pale from it) and the cramps and pain would come and go. He had issues going.  It was not completely blocked when they discovered it because he was getting scanned on regular basis, so he had surgery and they completely removed the tumors in his small intestine. I realize it is your husband's choice not to seek treatment, but I feel it's unfair for your watching and not knowing and he's not going to the doctor. I would be chasing my husband out the door with a bat! As a matter of fact I have had to make him go to get scanned. He's better about it now.

      Rebecca

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        Sherron
        Participant

        I am printing out your Response Rebecca….Thank you so much  for responding to me.

         

        Take Care,

        Sherron, wife to Jim

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        Niki
        Participant

        Sherron,

        I just want you to know that I am thinking of you–and hoping that Jim will reconsider and go to the doctor.

        Niki (Wife of Joe, Stage IIA)

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        Niki
        Participant

        Sherron,

        I just want you to know that I am thinking of you–and hoping that Jim will reconsider and go to the doctor.

        Niki (Wife of Joe, Stage IIA)

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        Sherron
        Participant

        I am printing out your Response Rebecca….Thank you so much  for responding to me.

         

        Take Care,

        Sherron, wife to Jim

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      Rebecca and Bob
      Participant

      Sherron,

       

      He needs to go in and see a doctor (obvious statement huh). My husband had intestinal mets and one was a intussusception (a blockage of the intestine). That will kill you if it's not immediately resolved by surgery. My husband had cramps, anemia (pale from it) and the cramps and pain would come and go. He had issues going.  It was not completely blocked when they discovered it because he was getting scanned on regular basis, so he had surgery and they completely removed the tumors in his small intestine. I realize it is your husband's choice not to seek treatment, but I feel it's unfair for your watching and not knowing and he's not going to the doctor. I would be chasing my husband out the door with a bat! As a matter of fact I have had to make him go to get scanned. He's better about it now.

      Rebecca

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      James from Sydney
      Participant

      Hi Sheron

      my son also had an interceception or twisted bowel caused by a swollen node. Tell your husband  that yes he may be able to beat Mel with his own immune system but he cannot beat a mechanical issue like a twisted bowel. He needs to fix the plumbing first before he continues his fight.

      best wishes

      James

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      James from Sydney
      Participant

      Hi Sheron

      my son also had an interceception or twisted bowel caused by a swollen node. Tell your husband  that yes he may be able to beat Mel with his own immune system but he cannot beat a mechanical issue like a twisted bowel. He needs to fix the plumbing first before he continues his fight.

      best wishes

      James

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        Sherron
        Participant

        Thanks James – I will tell him..

         

        Thank you everyone for your responses……!!!!  I l ove you all….

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        Sherron
        Participant

        Thanks James – I will tell him..

         

        Thank you everyone for your responses……!!!!  I l ove you all….

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      Alicia15
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I am sorry that it took a while to reply. I really don't like having to login as I usually don't remember my id and password so I don't post here anymore.

       I had intestinal mets twice. My symptoms were pain, and then fatigue because the mets caused a perforation and internal bleeding. 

      Keep calling the doctor until they do something about it. The mets were not seen on CT/PET scans, these tests took so long that I ended up in the ER because I couldn't function anymore, this was the first time. I needed a blood transfussion as I was very anemic and then surgery.

      The second time I knew what it ewas, similar symptoms…so a barium swallow x-ray was done, the mets showed up on this test. I had another surgery.

      In summary, mets in the small bowels are tricky, HARD to detect via standard tests.

      The good news is that this was in 2005, I am still here, have been NED for 5 years and doing great.

      Best wishes,

      Alicia

       

       

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      Alicia15
      Participant

      Sherron,

      I am sorry that it took a while to reply. I really don't like having to login as I usually don't remember my id and password so I don't post here anymore.

       I had intestinal mets twice. My symptoms were pain, and then fatigue because the mets caused a perforation and internal bleeding. 

      Keep calling the doctor until they do something about it. The mets were not seen on CT/PET scans, these tests took so long that I ended up in the ER because I couldn't function anymore, this was the first time. I needed a blood transfussion as I was very anemic and then surgery.

      The second time I knew what it ewas, similar symptoms…so a barium swallow x-ray was done, the mets showed up on this test. I had another surgery.

      In summary, mets in the small bowels are tricky, HARD to detect via standard tests.

      The good news is that this was in 2005, I am still here, have been NED for 5 years and doing great.

      Best wishes,

      Alicia

       

       

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