Tamoxifen Report: Swelling tenderness abdomen caused
A following Tamoxifen side effect report was submitted by a user.
Female patient reported the following Tamoxifen side effects :
swelling and tenderness of abdomen caused by endometrial cancer.
I took Tamoxifen for 6 months to avoid recurrence of breast cancer. After 6 months it was determined that my endometrium had developed several cysts and a total of 4 different diseases - 3 of which were precancerous. I had healthy endometrium in all of my ob/gyn biopsies and during the full body scans I had during cancer treatment.Side Effect Event date: Tuesday May 1st 12:00:00 AM
Medication Dosage: 20mg
Medication Frequency: 1 pill a day
Patient Age: 38
Patient Weight: 155
Other medications: hydrocodone 7.5/500 mg for back pain tramadol for back pain Skelaxin 800 mg as needed for back pain
Diagnosis: Estrogen positive Breast cancer
Pre-existing conditions: Breast cancer 4/2006. Alcohol use: 3 glasses wine per week. Back injury 9/1999.
Hospitalized? Yes full hysterectomy surgery
Life-threatening? Yes endometrial cancer
Disabled? Yes full hysterectomy surgery, inability to have children, onset of severe menopause and age related changes, onset of slow metabolism, significant weight gain
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? Yes full hysterectomy surgery
Other serious medical events? Yes onset of age related degeneration from depleted hormone levels
It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.
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