I have been going through chemo for ovarian cancer since 2008. Several months ago I started seeing a Dr that deals in holistic medicine and I am taking A LOT of supplements. It seems since I started taking them I have become VERY!!! constipated sometimes I feel like I need to run to the bathroom but when I get there nothing! Also I have a very bad gas and when I try to pass it all I pass is a lot of liquid. At first it was very thick mucus now it is watery mucus. There has never been any blood. I have had several CT scans and my oncologist said he does not see any issues with my colon or bowels and he suggests just flushing myself with mag citrate. I have done that a few times but I dont want to keep doing that. DO you have any idea whats going on if so PLEASE HELP!!!!
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.
You would like to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.
Ovarian cancers may appear on one or on both ovaries. If the case is operative, surgeons perform a total hysterectomy (ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus are removed). If there are no positive pelvic lymph nodes, patients are treated with radiation. If positive lymph nodes are found chemotheraphy is required. Side effects of both radiation and chemo are dermatitis and radiation burns, gastroenterocolitis (presented with diarrhea), thrombocytopenia, anemia, etc. Rarely, in the case of spreading of a malignant tumor in the nearest organs such as the rectum, patients may experience difficulties with passing the stool. Sometimes individuals develop diarrhea after experiencing constipation, which in certain cases may be considered normal.
Given the data that you described, it seems likely that you may be experiencing the constipation due to eating habits. Avoid chocolate and bananas to avoid constipation. Consume liquid-like meals to improve bowel movement. In case you experience diarrhea that is non-infective, you may consider eating one or two bananas a day, usually one day, until the diarrhea stops.
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