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Link between Diarrhea and MAST Cell Tumor?

July 2nd, 2005, 11:38 AM
Keta, my 10 1/2 old english setter, has always had allergies and suffered on an off with loose bowels. However, she recently went in for a bopsy on two bumps on her belly which turned out to be MAST Cell tumors. One came off completely in the biopsy. The other, which was also taken off, was large, ill-defined and "mushy". The vet is unsure if he got it all. This was all 10 days ago. This is where my question really begins. The last two mornings we woke up to large piles of loose stool in the house. Upon taking her out she has diarrhea. Could there be a link between the MAST Cell tumors and the diarrhea? The MAST Cell tumors were graded as grade 2.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Lucky Rescue
July 2nd, 2005, 12:58 PM
Yes, there can be a connection, depending on how deeply and where the cancer has invaded the body. The ill defined and "mushy" one could have matastasized into the organs.