Just want to know if anyone got radiation colitis from having radiation to the prostate thanks
Yes, I had bowel issues that began the first week of radiation and persisted throughout. My RO recommended continuing the dietary restrictions for a month afterwards. Finally I was allowed a colonoscopy after six months and was diagnosed with radiation colitis. Several others here experienced radiation proctitis, which is more common.
My GI doc said this should improve with time, but I still must be very careful what I eat. And there are days I have 3 or 4 BM's per day. I can never trust a fart, for I don't know if it will be solid, liquid or just gas.
Admittedly it is much better now than it was eight months ago. In the big picture, it is not a serious problem, only an inconvenience. The hard part is people don't know... actually, most don't know anything.
"You don't know until you've actually been there yourself".
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2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, Right Base, 2x40% + 2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci, PNI, 3 foci EPE, 11 LN-, 53g gland 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: started 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 6/17
8/17-10/17: RapidArc IMRT 39 tx (70 Gy)
1/18, 4/18: PSA's 0.00, Dx Radiation Colitis...Now what!