Sep 30, 2011 - 12:17 pm
Hey folks ... do you or did you still get some itching and stinging in your anus even around the 7 - 8 month point post treatment? I worry because it is in the area of the original biopsy/ulcer. I believe this ulcer/biopsy area was still not healed when I had radiation and chemo and is having a hard time healing as it was stinging and itching right after treatment too. I need encouragement. 3 month and 6 month follow up with PET and CT, exam under anesthesia in May and DRE in August all "normal" ... not even inflammation. "radiation proctitis" is what they think is going on but it feels stingy and itchy esp after BMs in morning .... to be clear this is inside my anus not the outside skin ...sound normal or similar to you? Is it normal for this area to still be healing at 8 months ... thoughts?? Lots of mucus but no visible blood other than a speck now and then.
I still have 2 - 3 bms a morning ... do you? Seems to itch and burn in there at that time and sometimes during the day.
I woke up anxious .... please help me calm down. xo