Apr 10, 2013 - 1:54 am
I am hoping that someone else here has some suggestions!! I was diagnosed and treated for anal-rectal cancer back in January of 2000. I have my screenings regularly and now have been cancer free for 13 years. I was succesfully treated using chemotherapy and radiation therapy. (35 treatments of radiation therapy) My skin was severely burned and has lots of discoloration to it. In the past 6 years I have had 2 colonoscopies both showing proctitis. And more recently having problems with itching, burning, rectal bleeding, diahrea, and the feeling that I always have to go. Some mornings I wake up and cannot be more than 20ft from the bathroom. I have been very good at avoiding foods that use to trigger the symptons. Now it seems that everything I digest is causing problems.
My last colonoscopy (last week) had a biopsy result with proctiitis. ON previous colonoscopies the gaestroenterologist just said there were indications of proctitis. The doctor seems to think a high fiber diet is the cure-all to everything, anyone else going through this have any suggestions that helped them? This condition is starting to affect my quality of life, and I would do anything to get back to normal! Thank you in advance!