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Has anyone else had these symptoms

Hello girls,
Have not posted on here for a while, although I do have a look every so often, just wondered if anyone could help with this.
I finished treatment June last year, having had Chemo and Radiotherapy plus internal Radiotherapy.
Just recently I have been having pain in my lower back and in my right hip just wondered if anyone else has had the same.
I was having pain in my right grion but my Consultant said that it was caused through scarring due to the Radiotherapy.
Just wondering if this is connected or is it just plain `Old Age`
Look forward to hearing from anyone.
Love to you all,
Wendy

juliao

Hi Wendy.

Please get this checked out.

The radiotherapy does do nasty things to us, especially our bowels and bladder.

you didnt describe the pain so I cant compare it to the aches and pains I had.

Please email or pm if youwant to chat more about it.

Take care

Good Bye all
julia
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Im living with a colostomy and urostomy
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Marion

Hi Wendy,

As Julia says, radiotherapy can do nasty stuff and it's always wise to get things checked out. I had the same treatment as you but finished at the end of January this year. All was relatively ok for a few months and then I had a lot of lower abdominal pain and exhaustion. The consultant (who is REALLY thorough) checked it out in every way possible and it looks like radiotherapy scarring is the culprit. Even so, I'm being checked every 2 months atm just to make sure. Never just put these things down to 'old age'....pain is always caused by *something*, not to mention the fact that you're not exactly old!!! :D :D Let us know what happens.

love, Marion.

admin

Hello
I had chemoradiation and brachytherapy which finished April 04. I've had mostly bowel and stomach/digestion problems resulting from radiation damage - tho they are livable with.
However, my hips have definitely been affected. They are very stiff (I wouldn't call it pain but they are uncomfortable sometimes) - tho whether this is radiation damage or menopause brought on by the treatment I don't know. I don't have lower back pain.
As the others said - best to get it checked out for peace of mind.
Take care
Amanda

Jacqui

Hi

I had exactly the same treatment as you - it finished in October last year. My right hip is very stiff - not achy but definetely there is less movement in it. I'm checked out every 3 months and everything has been ok. (touch wood).

I don't know whether it is the treatment or the menopause but I can cope with it! I started taking some Glucosamine and that has helped a bit. I notice it more if I walk for a long time or if I have been sitting for a while.

Everyone's advice is spot on - I'd let your Consultant know and I'm sure they will look into it for you. Good luck!

Jacqui

snoopy

Hi just thought i would add my bit - i have right hip pain, backache and groin pain have had a scan and all seems to be ok much to my surprise but it is wise to get it checked out - just wanted you to know that all pain doesnt have to be the dreaded "C"

Tracy

Janie

I thought it was "just me"..... after my radical hyst and radiotherapy I had awful joint pain, particularly in my hips....

found it especially bad when I had been driving and came to get out of the car.....

I'd just put it down to "an age thing".... but maybe it wasn't listening to other peoples experiences........

Love Janie x

admin

Hi Wendy,
i have had quite a bit of hip discomfort as well as intermittent groin ache especially if I walk more than usual and carry heavy bags,or move furniture. My surgery was 2and a half years ago and I have been told its probably the result of this plus the menopause. It seems to be quite a common problem,but it does cause me to worry sometimes. I am sure it is best to get things checked out,but I do not always take my own advice. love Anny

Rachel

Hello Wendy,

like to others have already said, I think that it is always best to get these things checked out for peace of mind.

I haven't had Radiotherapy but have had a radical hysterectomy with removal ovaries which had brought on a surgical menopause. Since my last lot of surgery and the onset of the menopause, my hips (and some other joints) have become very stiff and uncomfortable - especially my left hip...really painful. In my case I wasn't sure if it was the surgery or the menopause!!

Let us know how you get on.
Love Rachel x

Radical Hysterectomy, Lymphadectomy and ovary removed in Feb 2005 following cancer diagnosis. Further surgery in July 2005 to remove remaining ovary.