FIrst. Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These events usually occur after radiotherapy, adn bleeding i said to peak at 3 years post xrt. In theliterature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100.
My mum suffered from radiation proctitis for about 9 months already. Is there any cure or treatment? And any food restrictions?
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. Read more...