Jul 11, 2005 - 10:24 pm
I am so grateful for this board. Most of my knowledge about this disease has come from all of the courageous, caring and supportive people on this board. I pray for a cure and for all of you. My question concerns my husband who completed his treatment in February for Stage III rectal cancer. He has pain and a lump in his groin that has worsened over the last few days. He went to our primary doctor early today who told him he had a hernia and most likely needs surgery. By this evening he had 102 fever, back pain and headache. Dr now thinks it's an infection/abscess because of the fever and prescribed antibiotics. I'm not sure if we should be talking to our primary, a surgeon or oncologist. Are these typical symptoms of an obstruction? Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has had a similar experience.