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Husband is suffering from lower stomach pain due to chemotherapy--has anyone out there experienced this?

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October 20, 2019 / By Belteshazzar
Question: My husband has completed 8 chemo sessions after surgery and colon re-sectioning. Surgeon thinks he got all the cancer. They advised 12 chemotherapy treatments, in he could do it (he's 75 years old) and he made it to eight, but stopped because he was getting so sick. His last treatment was 3 weeks ago and he is suffering from severe lower stomach pain. He has tried Lorazepam and now is taken Vicodin for the pain, which does not make the pain go away completely, but takes the edge off the pain. Has anyone out there experienced this stomach pain after chemotherapy, what did you do to alleviate the pain, and how long did it take to feel "normal" again. The Vicodin has caused constipation (no, this is not the cause of the pain) so he is taking stool softeners and drinking prune juice. He said if had had known chemo would do this to him, he wouldn't have done it. Please answer if you can give us any advice or if you have suffered from this stomach pain. Thanks much!
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Aaren Aaren | 9 days ago
Not exactly sure why you are not discussing this issue with your husbands oncologist. They are the best ones to be able to know what is going on medically with him . . are you assuming that his pain is due to the chemotherapy treatments . . it really isn't clear why your husband is still suffering and so it may be something else entirely. He needs a complete physical to rule out another medical issue. And if he has no relief than you need to ask his doctors to refer him to a palliative and pain specialist in order to get this under control as soon as possible. His age may have something to do with this or . . it is possible the cancer is not entirely gone. Suggest that your husband join an online support group and ask other patients with his type and stage of cancer how they tolerated treatment to see if his case is unusual or not . . ACOR: Colorectal Cancer Discussion List http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR...
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Aaren Originally Answered: My friend has problem with his Stomach. He can't digest almost all meals easily, has pain always in stomach and suffering with constipation?
he probably has IBS (irritable bowl syndrome) or not eating enough fruit and veg! I have this issue!

Sherry Sherry
hi! Wow, your husband has been through quite a lot, and very strong considering he's 75 years old. I just went through treatments for cervical cancer which were 5 days a week radiation and 1 day a week chemo. It really took a toll on me and I was 27 at the time of the treatments. I remember thinking "I wonder how anyone older can handle this, physically" because I was otherwise in great physical health before the cancer treatments and my cancer which I didn't even know I had until I went for a routine doctor check up. Anyways, your husbands pain very likely is from the chemo. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it could go on for the rest of his life or it could be temporary. I ended treatment in late November and I still have terrible stomach pains, lower stomach, middle stomach, the whole thing basically. You mention Lorazepam...that is the generic for Ativan, which helps mentally. It is similar to Xanax, an anti anxiety med. They say it helps nausea but thats mostly because many cancer patients mentally get sick by certain triggers, things as simple as the smell of a hospital could make cancer patient throw up. That's why they give you Lorazepam or Xanax. Vicodin takes the edge off of pain, however it can cause stomach issues. So its possible that could be getting him. I am going thru trial and error of different pain meds myself at the moment. Yesterday they gave me Tylenol 300 with Codeine #3 30 mg. and that took the edge off and did not make me sick. Narcotics, or anti-inflammatories like Motrin and Advil all make my stomach upset sometimes and hurt too. The problem with chemo is that it kills good cells along with the bad, and especially the fast growing and dividing ones. Those include cells in the lining of your stomach, intestines, colon, mouth, those type of tissues. I did find out that I have atypical acid reflux which doesn't cause the typical symptoms of acid and burning in the chest, but it made my stomach hurt and I threw up a lot. They put me on Prilosec and I have not had any throwing up spells since. My stomach still hurts though. Ginger tea helps, also Peppermint tea soothes your stomach pains. Is he watching what he eats? I know I cannot handle much more than grilled chicken, a short list of fruits and veggies, pasta, and very plain things like rice, and bread. I cannot eat anything acidic, spicy, fattening, fried...if I do, I will get stomach pains and maybe an upset stomach. Sorry he's going thru this, the chemo may very well have saved his life though. It's a tough trade, chemo and long term side effects for life...I choose life though even with the side effects, even though I am in constant pain. For me its bladder, stomach, bowel and hip problems. Best wishes.
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Peony Peony
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Marjory Marjory
Your husband is quite a fighter. It is quite possible he is suffering from a side effect of chemo therapy. Found this for you. Nerve and muscle problems Certain chemo drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a nerve problem that causes tingling, pins and needles, burning sensations, weakness, and/or numbness in your hands and feet. You may feel any of these nerve-related symptoms: * Loss of balance * Clumsiness * Trouble picking up objects and buttoning clothing * Problems walking * Jaw pain * Hearing loss * Vision changes * Stomach pain * Constipation Along with affecting the nerves, certain chemo drugs can affect the muscles and make them weak, tired, or sore. Nerve and muscle effects are frustrating, yet in most cases they are not serious if caught early. They are usually short term and will get better after treatment is done. Still, it is important to tell your doctor about any nerve or muscle symptoms right away. They can get worse and become quite painful if left untreated. Your doctor might want to stop the chemo for awhile or offer you treatment to ease these symptoms.
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Krystelle Krystelle
Only thing I've had "lower stomach pains" from is dairy before I knew I was lactose intolerant.. went and drank a whole litre of milk one day.. ridiculously painful :P
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Jeannie Jeannie
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Fawna Fawna
Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet.
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Fawna Originally Answered: Help, my dog is suffering from joint pain .and he's getting pimples too?
Where are these "pimples" at? If they are on his tummy and genitals, I would be curious if they are canine herpes? They are about the size of a capital O and look like a small water filled pimple. Dogs pick them up from sniffing other dogs who are infected. Glucosamine and MSM is a common supplement for dogs. Your vet can also give you some rimadyl or you could use (less than one) baby aspirin for pain. Small dogs typically have knee joint issues with age or even at a young age.

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