I'd rather make this a separate thread.
I've had 4 SRT sessions. But starting the morning after the 3rd, I am having sudden problems. Mostly burning in bladder that varies from barely noticeable to quite noticeable. It got a lot worse starting about 2 hours after the 4th treatment. The technicians doubted that I had received enough radiation after the 3 treatments to cause any problems.
At the same time, I noticed a metallic taste in my mouth. It's a bit better today but still there. It does not impact my ability to taste food, but it is a new symptom.
No real bowel problems, but when I squeeze my butt cheeks (think kegels) it feels quite warm (not quite hot but not normal). Even my skin in the groin area is slightly sensitive to the touch. It does not look abnormal.
This may be a UTI, but I just don't think so. I will be seeing the radiation oncologist tomorrow or Tuesday. If not tomorrow, there is a nurse on duty to discuss problems.
I'm worried about what is happening.
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64. Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27