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abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements

I've been on remicaid for about a month now, 2 treatments so far. For the last 2 weeks, I've been having a lot of abdominal pain/discomfort. I've seen a doctor 3 times been to the ER twice, had a CT scan, xrays, ultrasounds, bloodwork, and a UA done. Everything came back normal with the exception of enlarged lymphnodes in my abdomen.

In those 2 weeks, I've lost a total of 17 pounds. I am eating and drinking, a little less then normal due to the abdominal pain and nasuea, but I am. Just a few days ago, I noticed my stools were getting smaller and smaller. No matter how often I go, it feels like I always have to go. My physician insists it's just a bout of the flu, but this doesn't feel like any flu I've ever had. I've been so tired the last few days. Should I be worried? Or should I just trust my doctor?
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replied April 26th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health Forum.

The presence of abdominal discomfort, enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen and loss of 17 pounds of weight - indicate the need for further evaluation and diagnosis.

Treatment with Remicade may increase your risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast, colon, skin cancer, or lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes).

Consultation with a immunologist and a oncologist for proper advice might be helpful.



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