This is the first time I have sent to this forum. I had brachytherapy treatment 6 weeks ago and since then have had ongoing bowel problems. It just doesn't seem to be getting any better - I'm getting to the stage where I am frightened to eat. One day it's diarrhoea, then I'm in pain with constipation or I'm just plain going frequently to the toilet. I have painful trapped wind and at times it's nausea that's the main problem. When I saw my consultant before the treatment he didn't mention any of this. He just said that I would very likely be very tired, but there was no mention of the above. I really would like to know if other women have experienced these kind of symptoms following treatment and if they have gone on for as long as 6 weeks after treatment, and if so, how long for? And has anything helped? I've been back to my GP several times and am due to see my consultant again at the beginning of January. It would be good to hear from someone who might have had a similar experience to mine. This is all getting me down.
P.S. My diagnosis was cancer of the womb - I'm assuming it's more or less the same thing as cervical