Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Diarhea after radiation
    avatar
    pennybug posted:
    I have finished my Radiation treatments with little side effects but now am 20 days done and have started getting Diarha really bad. for 4 days now. Have done the immodium thing and clear liquid ,bananas rice and apple sauce with no luck. Wondering how long this might go on.. I am getting weak and the doctor say's I might have to have IV if it keeps up. anyone out there that has had this and can tell me how long it will last? I am getting so depressed. I can't go 5 feet from the bathroom and Dr. says he can't tell me how long as everyone is different. Please tell me this won't last forever.I feel like an invalid and can't enjoy life like this. Mothers day week end was a bust and missed my granddaughters graduation and my grandson's birthday
    Reply
     
    avatar
    johnsr58 responded:
    hey there

    last year i finished my treatments about this time this year and about a month after treatments i had to take 3 weeks off of work because of diarha and i was worn out from it.

    my diarha did start to slow down and is manageable most of the time now,but when it first started i needed to know where the bathroom was where ever i went.

    anyway i still have some issues but it does get a lot better.


    Helpful Tips

    How to get the most out of your prostate cancer consultationExpert
    Here are a few tips to get the most out of your prostate cancer surgical or radiation oncology consultation: 1. Have extra copies of all ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 5 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Prostate Cancer Center