11 years ago I had stage 3 cervical cancer, I was given an extended hysterectomy and I then developed a bladder/vaginal fistula which I also had surgery for, I then had 5 weeks radiotherapy which resulted in a bowel obstruction and had a right hemi-colectomy for that. Since then I have had ongoing bowel problems, ranging from loose bowel movements to constipation and frequent urgency to open bowels. For the past week or so I have had diarrhoea (water like) and have now developed a pain in my lower left groin. Could you give me some advice about this.
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I've not had a colonoscopy for about 4 years now. I have no fever but do feel very tired.
OKWhat were the findings 4 years ago
Inconclusive, the consultant just said that my bowel was still unsettled due to the radiotherapy treatment, didn't offer any further help or advice.
OKThis can be acute infection at this point.A viral or bacterial gastroenteritis.Lower left quadrant pain is common.If this is it , it should clear up on its own.IT can be diverticulitis, inflammation of pockets in the colon..this needs the correct antibiotics.I suggest pepto bismal [although this will turn things dark]And stool samples for bacteria and parasites.If the doc things diverticulitis the correct antibiotics.And I suggest arranging a follow up scope at this point....Since things were inconclusive 4 years ago.
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If the pain becomes any worse, should I contact my A& E dept?
I wold simply go, have the stool samples, make sure that is OKthen follow up with the GI doctor for the scope.a week is long enough to put up with this.
Ok Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX go to A&E .
Good enoughgood luck