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Ampullary Adenocarcinoma, jaundice on his eyes until now.

Hi,

My father who is turning 80 years old on September had undergone Whipple surgery last May 26,2015 to remove tumor. He was diagnosed of Ampullary Adenocarcinoma.
I just want to ask if is it nor al for him having jaundice on his eyes until now. He is also loosing his appetite.
Appreciate who could reply to me. thank You
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replied January 19th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern.
Jaundice takes time to settle.Sometimes it takes 6-8 weeks to settle. He is loosing appetite because of jaundice.
However, if his jaundice is increasing and he is loosing appetite and weight then there might be reccurrence because whipple procedure always left some residual margins of tumour.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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