Nov 13, 2011 - 6:53 am
having had my CA125 go up to 6,000 and having started a bad cough, I would have sworn that I had ascited built up in my abdomen. My onc. referred me for a CT scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis and could not see any fluid except a very little in the pelvis. I start my new chemo this Wednesday.
About 5 days after having those CT scans, I can swear that my abdomen is most often very distended, even if I haven't eaten all day. I sit here now having eating, but less than usual, feeling extremely distended in the abdomen.
On Tuesday, I'm to have a lung function test to confirm what is happening with those.
Ventolin *does* help ease the heavy cough, but it doesn't explain the most uncomfortable distendedness of my entire abdomen.
I'm also had quite constant constipation, which I manage by taking Lactulose syrup every few days.
I asked my onc if were possible for ascites to build up literally within 5 days after having the CT scans which did not see it at all. He said that anything was possible, to get back to him if it seems to get worse.
Has anyone else had the experience of ascites build up so quickly, or have the experience of having a badly distended stomach even after a CT scan showing no sign of ascites a week before.
Just wondered if others have had this experience.