Topic: Symptoms from biliary stents ?
My partner was diagnosed about 2 months ago. His only symptoms at the time were jaundice and itching. Since the first and second stent his has lots of new symptoms, painful bloating/cramps, pain in back, dehydration, inability to eat or drink much at any one time, and extreme weakness.
I'm wondering if these symptoms are connected to the stents, or show progression of the disease.
He is hoping to begin some kind of palliative chemo soon, since surgery has been ruled out. But I suspect the doctor will want him to be stronger before any treatment is started.
Any help from those with similar experiences would be appreciated.