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Numbness in Rectal Area

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 11:00 am
by sbpaq1

Had surgery in November, Temp ileostomy since then. Finished 6 months of xelox recently and while the neurpathy is painful and present at hands and feet I have been having a weird different type of sensation.

There is no pain but there is numbness in my rectal area, is there anyone out there that had the same happen?


Re: Numbness in Rectal Area

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:32 pm
by Jannine
I had this during and shortly after Folfox treatment. As far as I can tell it has gone away completely. I finished chemo in December and I am sure it took a few months to go away. It was odd and just seemed like numbness, no tingly sensation like with neuropathy. I have seen something like this mentioned by at least one other person on these boards, so it's not just you, but it does seem to be rarer than a lot of the other side effects.

Re: Numbness in Rectal Area

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:33 pm
by margiej
Yep...I had this symptom too. Relatively harmless little thing but was a little disconcerting! Seems like it took a while to go away, but it did finally.