Diarrhea A Year After Radiation

Author: OncoLink Team
Last Reviewed: February 5, 2018

Question:

It is a year after radiation finished and I am still experiencing diarrhea. What can I do to manage this better/decrease incidence of it?

Answer:

We would typically not expect that you are would have diarrhea one year after radiation. However, diarrhea can be a long term side effect of radiation, meaning it can continue if there has been damage to the bowel. This side effect is called chronic radiation enteritis. Speaking with a dietitian can be helpful. You should also discuss this with your PCP to rule out other causes.

These tip sheets on managing diarrhea and eating a low fiber diet to control diarrhea may be helpful.

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