Well, for the past 8-9 days I have been having some bothersome bowel problems. I finished my SRT in mid-May.
Basically, I have had increased bowel urgency. I get these cramps very low (not far from where they did the radiation). Today I had to empty 3 times. It is not major D, but generally stools are not that well formed and sometimes on the loose side. Other days it's just been once, but things are not right.
Now, I am hoping it's just some bug or maybe even stress (this started the day I was going to get my bone density, CT Scan, and bone scan results so I was very nervous that day and the previous week).
There is no bleeding and no rectal pain.
Any ideas -- anyone get post radiation bowel problems?
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Age now: 65. Surgery: Dr. Menon 1/26/10. G 4+3. PNI: yes. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. No SVI. Nodes clr. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA: 3/10/10-0.01; 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27. SRT completed 5/13/11, PSA 7/11/11-0.60; 8/11/11-0.75; 11/1/11-1.38