Carcinoid Syndrome Quiz

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

From our team of 50+ doctors

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimize further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Find another symptom

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

  • Trained and reviewed by 50+ doctors, our AI Symptom Checker utilizes data from 1,500+ medical centers

  • Questions are customized to your situation and symptoms

  • Carcinoid Syndrome as well as similar diseases can be checked at the same time.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Your personal report will tell you

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

People with similar symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Noisy breathing

  • Whistling when I breathe

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Rough rash in genital area

  • Loud breathing

  • Diarrhea

  • Stridor

Ubie Logo (White)

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Learn more about Carcinoid Syndrome

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is carcinoid syndrome?

Carcinoid syndrome is a group of symptoms that occur when a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) releases hormones into the bloodstream. Symptoms include diarrhea and facial flushing. These tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous, and most develop in the gastrointestinal tract, though they can also be found in other organs.

Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Spots in mouth

  • Feeling down

  • Facial flushing

  • Diarrhea

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for carcinoid syndrome

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Do you have mouth sores?

  • Are you feeling down lately?

  • Do you currently have a red or flushed face?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

Treatment for carcinoid syndrome

Treatment includes addressing the tumor itself through surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Additionally, medications can slow down hormone production responsible for some symptoms. Meanwhile, simple steps like using cool towels on the face and avoiding alcohol can alleviate hot flash symptoms.

View the symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome

References

  • Mulkeen A, Cha C. Gastric carcinoid. Curr Opin Oncol. 2005 Jan;17(1):1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.cco.0000147899.04701.c6. PMID: 15608504.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-oncology/Abstract/2005/01000/Gastric_carcinoid.2.aspx

  • Davila DG, Dunn WF, Tazelaar HD, Pairolero PC. Bronchial carcinoid tumors. Mayo Clin Proc. 1993 Aug;68(8):795-803. doi: 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)60641-7. PMID: 8331983.

    https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)60641-7/fulltext

  • Tiensuu Janson EM, Oberg KE. Carcinoid tumours. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 1996 Dec;10(4):589-601. doi: 10.1016/s0950-3528(96)90015-9. PMID: 9113314.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950352896900159?via%3Dihub

User testimonials

Reviewed By:

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO (Internal medicine)

Dr. Doan received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from UCLA. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, she was involved in oncology clinical research at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in southern California. She attended medical school at Touro University California, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds an active medical license in several states. She currently works as a physician for Signify Health providing home-based health care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

From our team of 50+ doctors

Ubie Logo (White)

Just 3 minutes.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha Wisconsin, USA

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Caroline M. Doan, DO

Internal medicine

Signify Health

Benjamin Kummer, MD

Benjamin Kummer, MD

Neurology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Charles Carlson, DO, MS

Charles Carlson, DO, MS

Psychiatry

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dale Mueller, MD

Dale Mueller, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular surgery

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Associates

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care

Penn State Health

View our medical experts