Jan 15, 2014 - 8:12 am
I could really use some help. My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIB ovarian cancer in September. Total shock. She is in her early 70s, has led a clean, active life. She had debulking surgery in early October. That surgery included a colon resection (doc says he cut some cancer off the outside wall of the colon - whatever that means). She started chemo (paclitaxel/carboplatin) in November. She is having significant problems with her bowels - constipation, gas, bloating, burning. Never had issues like that before. We are really struggling to find the right solution. She was just admitted to the hospital for a bowel obstruction. Does anyone have suggestions? Is the constipation and slow moving bowels from the chemo? result of colon resection and narrowing of the colon? I'm thinking a GI consult is needed here. Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.