Mar 05, 2012 - 2:36 pm
Hi all! I just had a quick question about radiation side effects. My mom is entering her fourth week of treatment and has been doing really well so far. The one complaint she has is about swelling. The area around the anal canal is severely swollen and it is making having a bowel movement quite difficult. Her radiologist informed her that it is most likely scar tissue forming.
I was just wondering what everyone's experience is with swelling in that region. Does the scar tissue eventually begin to subside so that things are not so obstructed? How long does this take?
Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. :)