I also had radiation proctitis (blood in stool) about
two years after radiation therapy. After hearing my complaints, the RO who had treated me organized a colonoscopy for me. The gastroenterologist used his magic argon source during the procedure which stopped the bleeding. Whether treatment was absolutely necessary, will never be known as the bleeding might have stopped on its own. It often does.
With that out of the way, I will say that the above comments are spot on.
I am puzzled why you (imtls) didn't go along with the argon plasma coagulation procedure. It worked for InTheShop and me.
Dec 2012: GP felt a nodule and hardened prostate; confirmed by urologist
PSA: 11.9 ng/ml
Biopsy (3/1/2013): Several Gleason 4+5 loci (prostate=45 ml)
Transferred to RO
Casodex 1 month; then Lupron 5/13 through 12/14 (18 months total)
Jul-Sep 2013: SBRT (CyberKnife; 3 x 6.5 Gy) followed by IMRT (25 x 1.8 Gy)
Lowest PSA thereafter: 0.1 (3/20/15)
Latest (09/18) PSA = 1.4 ng/ml
Post Edited (Sr Sailor) : 2/20/2019 3:20:37 PM (GMT-7)