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First dose of chemotherapy, terrible joint pain, rectal itching. Cause?

I had my first dose of chemo taxotere, carboplatin and Herceptin on Tues 10/9/12. Terrible joint pain over the weekend took percocet improved today. Rectal itching. Steroids given before and after. Will I always have this joint pain? I will take 6 rounds q3 wks. Herceptin will continue for 1 year. What is causing the rectal itching. I have prep H but not working. Please talk to me. Kris from MN
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hi there, Joint pains are expected side effect of taxotere but rectal itching is not an usual symptom.Do you mean peri-anal itching or actually rectal itching? One can take antihistamines for itching for symptomatic relief. If there is fungal infection of skin of perianal region, one may need antifugals as well. Prep H is a good medicine for some inflammation in anal region. Do continue using it and speak to your doctor if itching persists. Take care
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