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Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours - Symptoms

The majority of GIST cases are asymptomatic and are discovered either during an endoscopy or from a computed tomography (CT) scan. For cases that are symptomatic, the symptoms vary depending on their location and size. The main symptoms that one may present with are:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Symptoms of anaemia such as fatigue, chest discomfort, giddiness and shortness of breath on exertion
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort (especially in a large tumour)
  • Abdominal mass

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