Carcinoid Syndrome Symptoms, Causes and Treatment News

What is Carcinoid Syndrome? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

Carcinoid syndrome refers to a group of symptoms associated with carcinoid tumors (tumors of the small intestine, colon, appendix, and bronchial tubes in the lungs). This condition can develop in some people with carcinoid tumors and is characterized by cutaneous flushing, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.

Signs and Symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome

According to the U.S. Library of Medicine, Most carcinoid tumors have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain that comes and goes
  • Bright red flushing of the face, neck, or upper chest
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Low blood pressure
  • Skin lesions on the face called telangiectasias
  • Wheezing

Sometimes symptoms are brought on by physical exertion, or eating or drinking things such as blue cheeses, chocolate, or red wine.


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For information on current clinical trials, visit This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

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