Jun 19, 2005 - 7:29 am
Has anyone else experienced constipation from camptosar, 5 FU and Leucovorin? I have nothing except for lots of gas and shreds for 2-3 days after treatment. I still feel very uncomfortable during this time, because I feel constant rectal pressure (i had rectum removed and tumor was very close to sphincter, so although the surgeon was able to save it, I don't have a lot of strength there). I take colace in an effort to prevent it, but haven't has much success. I start about 3 days later with very hard stool and spend the rest of the day in the BR going every half hour or so with the stool getting looser and looser until I end up being incontinent of loose stool (this is due to the botox I got for the anal fissure i developed-i don't recommend this as a treatment for anal fissures!). I'm very frustrated. My life revolves around the bathroom. I'm ready to go back for a colostomy, except I have to finish treatment for stage 4 rectal ca and i see no end in sight for now.