How to prepare for IGRT radiation - full bladder & empty bowel?
Hi all, Scheduled for 20 Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) sessions once a day (Mon-Fri) over 4 weeks. They all in the morning. Was instructed by the RAD team to drink 700ml water 45 mins prior and empty bowel prior the appointment time. So far went to two sessions. Still have UI and use 1 pad per day. Although had drank more than 700ml and had bowel movement prior in these two sessions, the nurse said my bladder was only 75% full and bowel still has some stool in both sessions. They said this can cause more side effect. Indeed, the second session drank 1.5 litre of water 55 mins prior the appointment time but still not enough.
Would love to hear from others on how to prepare for IGRT session:
– To have a full bladder.
– To empty bowel. (e.g. eat less the night before??)