• Does anyone have any suggestions to help with diarrhea from pelvic radiation for vulvar cancer?

    Asked by PPaseka on Saturday, January 28, 2012

    Does anyone have any suggestions to help with diarrhea from pelvic radiation for vulvar cancer?

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    • pinkheart7's Avatar

      Good old Kayopecte helped me, Sorry about the spelling,God bless you .Pinkheart7

      over 9 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Diarrhea is my worst and longest lasting side effect of chemo. Low fiber foods (which turn out to be primarily high protein foods) and Immodium were recommended, but didn't seem to help at all. What has been working best for me has been the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). I still have diarrhea from the chemo but it is not as severe and doesn't last as long.

      over 9 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      Immodium helped me really well.

      over 9 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN (Best Answer!)

      I used Immodium a lot but also did the low residue diet. The low residue diet really helped a lot. I also accepted that I would have diarrhea with radiation (I have rectal cancer) and when I was home, I just let it happen and made sure I drank a lot of fluids. Then when I knew I was going out, the Immodium was really effective. It's a tough balance but know just a week after radiation is complete, it will go away. Take good care of your tushy too. I used the disposable adult wipes to be easy on my skin. My doctor also prescribed a cream that helped as well.

      Hang in there. You can get through this. Keep up the fluids so you don't get dehydrated.

      over 9 years ago
    • PPaseka's Avatar

      Thanks for the all the comments. We are down to five radiation and one chemo treatment left on this round. We are coping. It is a lot of trial by fire type of remedies. Praying for a quick recovery from the radiation burn. The girl parts are suffering...

      over 9 years ago

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