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Undergone chemotherapy and radiation for colo rectal cancer. Having frequent bowel movement, gastric. Any suggestion?

Hi my mom has colo rectal cancer and she has undergone chemotherapy and radiation 9 weeks before. the date of surgery is on 12 th july. But now though we are waiting for the surgery date but my mom is facing gas formation issue , regarding stool passing : in aday she goes to the loo 5- 6 times but works only 2-3 times,...though she passes the gas / burps and all goes fine but still gas remains...might be the formation is high as compare to the passage....what you all suggest?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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you mother probably has landed up in irritable bowel syndrome. radiation can also cause increased frequency of stools and irritation of gut but that doesn't last long. Her symptoms are not permanent and she would get better as time passes by. All she need to do is to take frequent small meals with good nutritious value, low fiber diet and not to get upset. you can seek the advise of your physician regarding supportive medications
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