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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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My son is a 39 yr survivor oake s issues seriouslyf Wilms

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My son is a 39 yr survivor oake his issues seriouslyf Wilms tumor-stage3 also brain tumor removed at age 22.
He has ongoing abdominal pain, often anorexic and intractable epilepsy since age 21.
No dr seems to take his condition seriously. Can't anything be done about the ongoing abdominal pain? Can it be connected with the treatments he received for Wilms tumor? Vincristine, actinomycin and radiation. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Hello welcome to JA. I will review your statement and respond shortly. Thanks. Dr. Frank

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

As a US trained board certified neurologist I would be happy to discuss his intractable epilepsy. There are epilepsy syndromes that begin with extreme abdominal pain. Is there any correlation between his stomach pain and his epilepsy? What medications is he on for his seizure disorder? What does his last EEG show? How can I help? Please get back to me with questions and I will respond. Thanks. Dr. Frank

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The epiepsy treatment has him experiencing far fewer and less dramatic seizures.
I'm sorry that I wasn't clear that our main concern is about the abdominal pain and anorexia that he has experienced off and on ( although never before as severe or long lasting as these last few months) since after his original surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for Wilms tumor, in 1976.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm afraid that I was connected with the wrong expert, because I also mentioned the seizures my son has experienced since his brain surgery in 1993. I apologize for taking your time doctor.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I will request another category

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for not rating you, doctor! However, I cannot afford to pay for just being directed to the wrong expert. You were perfectly polite about that. I apologize but I just need to save my funds to pay for an oncologist's advice.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

Please not to worry here. I hope he gets the care he needs dr Frank