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Radiation Enteritis/Small Bowel Obstruction

Posted by @krishag in Cancer, Jul 6, 2011

I have frequent small bowel obstructions despite adhering to a Mayo Clinic recommended low fiber diet. I suffer from chronic radiation enteritis as a result of the radiation treatments I received 6 years ago for a desmoid tumor (fibromatosis or sarcoma) that was removed from near my lower spine. I was also left with weakness and slight paralysis of my right leg. The cancer is gone but I suffer from the side-effects of the treatments. I can live with the paralysis but the digestive system issues are a cause for a lot of frustration and discouragement. Is there anyone else that has these same issues? How do you deal with this?

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Posted by @ozgreengirl, Jul 31, 2011

I believe I have this also! I had vaginal cancer in 1999 and ever since I have had nothing but trouble! The chronic radiation enteritis is a result of this. I wish I knew how to deal with this myself! I have read all I can find on the internet.

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