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Daughter had a cancer spot on her pancreas. Operation

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Daughter had a cancer spot on her pancreas. Operation performed with whipple procedure. Now she is complaining about continual pain and nausea. She is home now taking pain pills and nausea pills. Nausea so bad she has trouble eating. So far, she has lost thirty pounds in six weeks tine. If we were to drive her from southern Indiana to MAYO, do you think they could help her?
She also developed a abces on her liver and a drain was inserted and has since been removed.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hello

You can't just drive her to mayo.

Let's break this down.

First of all, if this has been within 12 weeks to 16 weeks of surgery, she can still be having problems from the surgery.

You need to and must keep her surgeons on top of this.

Paralysis of the bowel is a common problem.

The pain pills make this problem last longer.

She must get the bowels moving and get off the pain pills.

If this is not happening she need immediate follow up.

She might even need a brief readmission to the hospital and mayo is not going to be in charge of this.

To get involved with mayo, you have to call and make an appointment and tell them the situation.

There are also different mayo locations.

see this site

http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic

You can see the locations and get the contact information.

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