Severe Constipation Concerned

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angie1975
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Severe Constipation Concerned

Postby angie1975 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:17 pm

Hello All
I haven’t posted in a while as I was beginning to forget about cancer since I’m 3 1/2 years out and all has been good. Butt within the last week out of nowhere I have become extremely constipated. Last Monday during the day all BMs were normal then that evening I had 2 bouts of diarrhea. Ever since then I’ve become constipated. I finally did an enema last night and there was some successful, then of course today nothing happened again.

I am getting really concerned that the beast is back and that’s why I’m having these issues and I’m hoping I don’t need to go in for an early scan. My next Scan is scheduled in December. I don’t feel sick nothing hurts but I’m having problems going to the bathroom. Has anyone else been clear this long and had severe constipation for over for five days?

Angela
Stage 3 RC, DX 9/15/15
Prospect Trial, Folfox only
Surgery 2/11/16, successful w/clean margins
1/13 nodes positive
4/11/16clean scan, NED
7/13/16, CLEAN SCAN NED

zephyr
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Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:31 am

Re: Severe Constipation Concerned

Postby zephyr » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:47 pm

angie1975 wrote:Hello All
I haven’t posted in a while as I was beginning to forget about cancer since I’m 3 1/2 years out and all has been good. Butt within the last week out of nowhere I have become extremely constipated. Last Monday during the day all BMs were normal then that evening I had 2 bouts of diarrhea. Ever since then I’ve become constipated. I finally did an enema last night and there was some successful, then of course today nothing happened again.

I am getting really concerned that the beast is back and that’s why I’m having these issues and I’m hoping I don’t need to go in for an early scan. My next Scan is scheduled in December. I don’t feel sick nothing hurts but I’m having problems going to the bathroom. Has anyone else been clear this long and had severe constipation for over for five days?

Angela

This is not a direct answer to your question, just a suggestion. If there was "some success" with the enema, try a glycerin suppository. They are OTC at the drugstore.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr/Jul-2019 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT
Sept-2019 Stable! Continue Xeloda/Avastin

angie1975
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Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:30 pm

Re: Severe Constipation Concerned

Postby angie1975 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 pm

Thank you Zephyr. I will try that if miralax doesn’t work.
Stage 3 RC, DX 9/15/15
Prospect Trial, Folfox only
Surgery 2/11/16, successful w/clean margins
1/13 nodes positive
4/11/16clean scan, NED
7/13/16, CLEAN SCAN NED

Zod
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Re: Severe Constipation Concerned

Postby Zod » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:10 pm

Get thee to your doctor or oncologist.


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