Possible Carcinoid tumor?

Hi. I have a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker now for 3yrs due to Bradycardia and arrhythmia. Symptoms of bulging neck veins and a feeling of chocking especially when leaning forward, or training my upperbody...and upperbody arm movements. I go red in my face and feels asif i am standing on my head.. They are suspecting s Carcinoid tumor and causing carcinoid heart disease. Anyone have similar symptoms?? Zm awaiting results!! 
would love to hear from anyone!! 
Thanks, Natasha


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Carcinoid Tumour

by Selwyn - 2020-03-25 08:41:19

Wishing you well. You certainly need further investigations.  Medics have fertile imaginations! Carcinoid is a rare illness.

I expect superior vena cava syndrome is a possibility given your symptom description above. 

Let's hope they don't keep you waiting long. The waiting is the worst as the imagination can work overtime when the reality is much more down to earth when it is known.   Carcinoid syndrome should be a simple blood/urine test.  Do let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes for some good health. 

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