High-dose chemo and digestive issues
Hello everyone… My husband had Hodgkins Lymphoma 2005-2007. He first received chemo and radiation, and then the cancer returned 6 months later. He then had a stem cell transplant, which included high dose chemo prior to the transplant. He has been cancer free since then. For the past month he has had a blocked bowel and has been hospitalized twice. Whenever he eats, he feels severe pain and nausea and has lost over 20 lbs. The gastro doctors don’t see the cause on any of the tests. They referred him to a university hospital in my area, but the appointment is not until next week.
Does anyone know if chemo can cause some kind of bacteria infection in the digestive system or some other area of the body that could cause this problem? Since he has lost so much weight, I feel like he is in dire need of treatment. The doctors keep telling him to take laxatives.
Thanks in advance.