A 18-year-old female asked:
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my mum suffered from radiation proctitis for about 9 months already. is there any cure or treatment? and any food restrictions?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience Medical Oncology
CONSIDER THIS: Unfortunately radiation proctitis is a side effect of pelvic radiation. If local therapy has failed, consider this option in which I have seen results. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Ask your doctor for a referral.
Answered on May 17, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Symptoms of: Proctitis include: bleeding, feeling of urge to defecate, passing mucus per rectum. Best to avoid by limiting dose, i can only guess she had gyn cancer. Steroid enemas, proctofoam, are the first; endoscopy to discren bleeding sites. Discuss with her rad onc, find out dose; seek another opinion if not satisfied.
Answered on Sep 28, 2019
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