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Return of Proctitis

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Posted 11 Oct 2017 at 11:13

Hi All

I finished 20 sessions of VMAT RT at the June 2017. Had radiation proctitis/cystitis from about fraction 10 , as expected. Both lasted for about 7-8 week after treatment but slowly diminished to unnoticeable. The proctitis has returned with a vengeance: pain, wind, mucous, living in fear of farting etc etc. Anyone else had this?

I had my first post treatment PSA test on 9th October ready for seeing the urologist on 17th. Hopefully he'll be able to advise me - and be very very gentle :-)

all the best to everyone

User
Posted 11 Oct 2017 at 17:06

Good luck when you see the consultant Neil

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 11 Oct 2017 at 18:04

Talk to your GP or the nurse specialist - there are treatments that can prescribed to help, including a foam.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Oct 2017 at 06:36
Predsol did the trick for me
"Incurable cancer does not mean it is untreatable and does not mean it is terminal either"
User
Posted 12 Oct 2017 at 06:36
Predsol did the trick for me
"Incurable cancer does not mean it is untreatable and does not mean it is terminal either"
User
Posted 12 Oct 2017 at 08:07
Worth asking your GP for a referral to the dietician.

I don't think diet alone will solve the problem, but minor changes to diet may make life easier, and - more important - may reduce the number of Predsols you need (if that is the prescribed solution, as sounds likely).

.

-- Andrew --

"I intend to live forever, or die trying" - Groucho Marx

User
Posted 12 Oct 2017 at 15:35

You haven't said what treatment you were given for your proctitus. Ask about Proctosedyl Suppositories ... they worked for me.
Alan

 
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