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Burning sensation on left side of pelvis

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cclay
Burning sensation on left side of pelvis

Hi there ladies, 

iam a year and a half out of treatment (brachy, radio and chemo). Six months ago during my check up my oncologist felt a tender spot on that side during the exam and we did a scan and it was just scar tissue. Fastward to a month  ago and I started getting this constant burning pain in that area. Has anyone else experienced this? It never seems to let up and feels like a hot poker jabbing me. I unfortunately only get to talk to her on the phone this next appointment. I try not to worry too much about the aches and pains that I have but this one is just not letting up. 

Natalia92

Hi Cclay,

I've been having this sensation  since my first brachytherapy .

The doctor decided to do a CT scan and it was a scar tissue.

Hope you have some news from your doctor 

 

 

 

Natalia 💕

 

Nov 20 - cancer diagnosis of stage 3C (7 cm tumor) and  lymph node involvement 

Dec 20 - chemo /rad/brachy  start.       

Feb 21- Finished treatment 

 

 

Memagh

Hi Cclay,

I'm 15 months out of treatment after the same treatment as you, chemo/radio/brachy. About 6 months ago I started to experience blood in stools ( sometimes a lot) and a very tender area on the left side of my pelvis in line with my hip but closer to my groin. Sometimes the area felt swollen and hot inside and sometimes it felt like a sore but inside. I mentioned this at one of my appointments and although my oncologist couldn't feel anything, she sent me for a colonoscopy because of the bleeding. The colonoscopy found 10 cm of radiation damage to my sigmoid colon (angiodysplasia) and a small patch of proctitis. I have to say I was a bit relieved to know what it was and it was the exact area I was feeling the discomfort. Supposedly crohns or colitis disease is more commonly seen on the right side of the colon and its more common to see pelvic radiotherapy damage to the sigmoid colon (left side). This may be nothing at all to do with your symptoms but maybe it's something to think about. I have to be really careful and avoid even mild constipation as this causes more bleeding from the damaged area. Drinking lots and lots of water helps. Also, my scans didn't show this up so the only way I got answers was from the colonoscopy. I hope you get answers soon! Hopefully one day we'll feel confident enough not to worry about all these little niggles we experience. Shout if you have any questions.

X Maria

Diagnosed CC 01st August 2019 Stage 1b2 with 1 local lymph node involved.

Something else showed up on pet scan. Treatment delayed for surgery, done on September 9th. Found to be a simple ovarian cyst, 1 ovary and tube removed.

Treatment plan 5 chemo, 25 extended field radio and 4 brachy. Treatment start date 02nd October 2019. Treatment end date 8th November.

February 2020 3 month scans NED

August 2020 9 Month scans NED

February 2021 15 Month scans NED

Extensive bladder damage seen on mri and damage to sigmoid colon.

 

 

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