I think this is the link to the website I found about
BM problems that 142 referred to:www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmenttypes/Radiotherapy/Pelvicradiotherapyinmen/Bowelproblems.aspx
Wet farts are definitely RT related: the radiation damages the lining of the bowel. Thus as RT works quite slowly it may take time till the (full) effect of RT is clear. However the bowel may also recover over time.
My problem is the unpredicatability of the bowel/fart/wetness situation: one day may be a normal one with just the one BM and no fart problems the next day may be 5 BMs and then not just getting up in the night to pee but to fart too. Also very loud and embarrassing if you have to use a public bathroom at work or in a department store etc.
Clearly reducing the intake of foods and drinks that make you gassy has to help (I drank Champagne at Christmas and sure noticed it the next day!) Also smoking, chewing gum and talking while eating,plus eating too quickly, can make you gassy.
I do however feel that my situation is slightly better than it was, so I hope others with this awkward issue see improvements too.
AlfNever trust a Fart
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
Biop 2 of 12 pos
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1