Posted 8/23/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone, would like to know if the guys who have had salvage radiation, have had bowel probs after the radiation. Soon after I completed the radiation I was frequently going to the toilet, and had to be near one when I was out, sometimes 5-6 times a day, the urgency has diminished somewhat over the last 18 months, and now I only go 2-3 times a day, usually in the morning,I have a lot of wind build up overnight also.
Obviously the radiation has caused this, my Oncologist told me that the bowel could be scarred in the prostate area, the Doc suggested I have a colonoscopy, but think I will see how things settle down over the next 6 months, spoke to another man who had the radiation 3 years ago, and he said it took him nearly 2 years to settle down.
Any input would be appreciated.