Hemroids(spelling not sure)

joy44
joy44 Member Posts: 50
After disconnect this time things seem to be doing ok until today. This is his first week of Avastin, does that cause hemriods. I think its hemriods he can barely sit down and passing gas is painful. Any sugestions. Everyone has such great ideas and it has helped alot in the past.
Thanks Joy

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  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258 Member
    Do not guess!
    Call your oncologist and report it. If it is serious pain call the exchange and ask for a call back. He may send you to the ER, or he my recommend a stopgap till your next appt.

    With chemo side effects it is best to keep your medical team informed and to let them make the frontline decisions.

    Once you know, soliciting experience from those on the board can be helpful.
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Call!
    I agree. Call the doctor and make sure what you're dealing with!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • stratplayer
    stratplayer Member Posts: 42
    tootsie1 said:

    Call!
    I agree. Call the doctor and make sure what you're dealing with!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Constipation
    This sounds very much like constipation, but call your Doc now...
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    Avastin
    The only side effects of Avastin that would think of showing up is bleeding and high blood pressure (in my experience and symptoms effects listed) . I highly suggest calling your onc's office as the others have, he's paid good money, he doesn't mind you calling whatever time or day, so please do so.
    Winter Marie
  • pamysue
    pamysue Member Posts: 105
    Agreeing to call the DR
    but constipation and trying to force out a bowel movement is a quick way to get a hemorrhoid. They can be internal or external. They can bleed or they cannot. A double hemorrhoidectomy is how my cancer was discovered.

    If your husband has already had the resection surgery, that will be the doctor to talk to about hemorrhoids as well. At least for me it was.

    They are so extremely painful that I hope you find some relief soon. ♥
  • joy44
    joy44 Member Posts: 50
    pamysue said:

    Agreeing to call the DR
    but constipation and trying to force out a bowel movement is a quick way to get a hemorrhoid. They can be internal or external. They can bleed or they cannot. A double hemorrhoidectomy is how my cancer was discovered.

    If your husband has already had the resection surgery, that will be the doctor to talk to about hemorrhoids as well. At least for me it was.

    They are so extremely painful that I hope you find some relief soon. ♥

    He says he doesn't think he
    He says he doesn't think he is constipated because he says he goes alot but not diahriea, and has tons of gas. He doesnt want to call the dr. yet. Not sure of what to do, he went to work today said he got along ok?? He doesn't always tell me everything, he doesnt want me to worry. But i worry.
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
    joy44 said:

    He says he doesn't think he
    He says he doesn't think he is constipated because he says he goes alot but not diahriea, and has tons of gas. He doesnt want to call the dr. yet. Not sure of what to do, he went to work today said he got along ok?? He doesn't always tell me everything, he doesnt want me to worry. But i worry.

    Hugs
    It's hard for you not to worry. As everyone say's you should get him to call his dr, even if he feels he's ok he can just have a chat to him on the phone.
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Hi Joy
    Avastin would not be the cause of this.

    He could go to a colon surgeon and let them examine him physically, they might be able to see it depending on its location.

    If it were further up in the colon, then a colonoscopy might be the best way to see what is going on down there - this sure sounds like what it is, I'm going through the same thing right now.

    Whether or not your husband could do a scope right now, would depend on what your oncologist says about it. And unless it was a dire emergency, they do not want to do any operations while a patient is in chemo treatment. You did not mention Folfiri or Folfox, only Avastin...but still the doc will know best.

    And passing gas is always a great thing - it indicates that the pipes are not backed up.

    But passing gas and experiencing pain (know that one, very painful) indicated to me hemorrhoids - that and pain while sitting. You might get him one of those "foam donuts" than he can sit on, they really make a difference.

    It's amazing what we take for granted and those anal tissues can get really tender and hurt when pressure is applied of any kind.

    Is he experiencing any bleeding at all? If so, also a hemorrhoid possibility or an anal fissure (have that too and had them before) so they can take awhile to heal and will bleed.

    Please post back when you know more.

    -Craig
  • joy44
    joy44 Member Posts: 50
    Sundanceh said:

    Hi Joy
    Avastin would not be the cause of this.

    He could go to a colon surgeon and let them examine him physically, they might be able to see it depending on its location.

    If it were further up in the colon, then a colonoscopy might be the best way to see what is going on down there - this sure sounds like what it is, I'm going through the same thing right now.

    Whether or not your husband could do a scope right now, would depend on what your oncologist says about it. And unless it was a dire emergency, they do not want to do any operations while a patient is in chemo treatment. You did not mention Folfiri or Folfox, only Avastin...but still the doc will know best.

    And passing gas is always a great thing - it indicates that the pipes are not backed up.

    But passing gas and experiencing pain (know that one, very painful) indicated to me hemorrhoids - that and pain while sitting. You might get him one of those "foam donuts" than he can sit on, they really make a difference.

    It's amazing what we take for granted and those anal tissues can get really tender and hurt when pressure is applied of any kind.

    Is he experiencing any bleeding at all? If so, also a hemorrhoid possibility or an anal fissure (have that too and had them before) so they can take awhile to heal and will bleed.

    Please post back when you know more.

    -Craig

    Thanks Craig, he is so tired
    Thanks Craig, he is so tired of the hospital and drs I think he is afraid to call, I am afraid not to call. I didnt think of a fissure which makes alot of sinse to me. He went to work today too. Not sure if he is have any bleeding, he is careful of what he tells me.


    Thanks to all of you for your support and I will try and get him to at least call.

    Hugs to all of you!!
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
    joy44 said:

    Thanks Craig, he is so tired
    Thanks Craig, he is so tired of the hospital and drs I think he is afraid to call, I am afraid not to call. I didnt think of a fissure which makes alot of sinse to me. He went to work today too. Not sure if he is have any bleeding, he is careful of what he tells me.


    Thanks to all of you for your support and I will try and get him to at least call.

    Hugs to all of you!!

    i put numbing gel on my fishures
    it lowered the pain, a couple of levels, i got it over the counter but was direct to do this by radiation onc nurse.

    also the gas i get often, when i think my gut is rebuilding from chemo , something to with probiotics. i thought the gas was a good sign.

    pete