Anyone with pelvic pain after radiation for anal cancer?

Brendaklein
Brendaklein Member Posts: 117 Member
edited September 22 in Anal Cancer #1


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  • dejavu4502
    dejavu4502 Member Posts: 1 Member

    I had that same reaction after radiation therapy, it was a dull aching pain and tightness in my pelvis and hip joint area. What works for me is stretching this has improve this alot.

  • Fengshoe
    Fengshoe Member Posts: 19 Member

    Lots of tightness in hips and pelvis afterwards for me. Going to pelvic floor therapy for specific exercises was helpful. Also, lots of yoga and stretching helped.

  • bbee22
    bbee22 Member Posts: 6 Member

    Yes. It is very common. I am almost a year from end of treatment and it gradually improved over time. I still have some sore and aches, but nothing like it was. Stretches for the hips, pelvis, etc... help. Good luck.

  • Cantu
    Cantu Member Posts: 20 Member

    I am starting my treatments in October, my main concern is my bones, I do not have strong bones, I have2 knee replacement, had my pelvic broken in 3 places, I keep hearing that radiation can affect your bones even crack them, have any of you heard that? I hope you are doing better now.

  • Fengshoe
    Fengshoe Member Posts: 19 Member

    Stretching is so important for tightness and pain. As far as bone density is concerned, I've read that there can be issues later. I've had 2 bone density scans one after treatment and 5 years after. There was no change, but I take multivitamins and calcium supplements. Hope that helps.

  • Cantu
    Cantu Member Posts: 20 Member

    Thank you for thatπŸ™πŸ»

  • MesquitePoet
    MesquitePoet Member Posts: 10 Member

    Yes, they are called insufficiency fractures. Radiation can demineralize the bones 😞I just finished treatment and am trying to research what I can do to take the best possible care of my bones moving forward. Best of luck to you!

  • Cantu
    Cantu Member Posts: 20 Member

    Wow guess I really am not looking forward to any of this, if I do not do the chemo radiation I only have 18 month with the chemo radiation I have 5 years or more?my bones are my main concern, I want quality not quantity.thank you for the information.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»