Bowel strictures after gynecologic cancer: What helps?

Posted by dor64 @dor64, Jan 12 2:07pm

Hi I live in Australia. I had cervical cancer 30yrs ago. Total hysterectomy after intense radiation treatments. Suffering since with bowel issues but the last 2yrs have been dreadful. Was diagnosed with bowel strictures in several spots along bowel. Seems no doctor can actually help me. I spend days on the couch with a bowel blockage & self medicate to help move it along. Some times I end up in hospital but same answers…Sorry not much we can do. Please please!! Can anyone tell me if they know of a treatment to help. I'm on pretty much fluid diet as everything else gets blocked. Weigh 40kgs & am total miserable. Please help

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Hi @dor64, I'm tagging a few fellow gyne cancer members like @starko @valentinaz @earscan @erthart65 @val64 @pugpeople, who may have some thought about bowel obstruction after hysterectomy and radiation to treat cancer.

Dor, are you seeing a gastro specialist regarding the bowel obstruction or your oncology team? Have they confirmed what the spots are along the bowel?

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Hi @dor64, I'm tagging a few fellow gyne cancer members like @starko @valentinaz @earscan @erthart65 @val64 @pugpeople, who may have some thought about bowel obstruction after hysterectomy and radiation to treat cancer.

Dor, are you seeing a gastro specialist regarding the bowel obstruction or your oncology team? Have they confirmed what the spots are along the bowel?

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Hi yes I am under a gastro team. This has been going on for 2 yrs. I nearly have an obstruction weekly. Very strict diet. Only weigh 41kgs. Next month he suggested to have a Doctor do an artroscope investigation to look at 1 particular spot. I have several flat spots all along the bowel but this is the largest. Not sure what will happen but soo need my life back. Very depressed

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