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stomach problems and constipation

I finished my taxotere and cyto on august 20th. While I was on the chemo, I was and still having stomach problems such as pains and  severe cramping. I am always bloated and my stomach has distended. I had severe constipation, but it subsided alittle by me eating more fiber, and drinking prune juice. But that just makes me more bloated. I was told by my chemo doc that its acid reflux but I didnt get any relief after he prescribed me medication. I need to know is it the chemo meds having this effect on me or the tram flap surgery i underwent ?
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Hi,
Stomach cramps may be caused after chemotherapy. Equally, they are also know to occur post-operatively.
Since your symptoms have improved after dietary manupulation, it is less likely that the pain/cramps were related to surgery.
Please discuss with your oncologist the use of laxatives and prophylactic antibiotics.
Good Luck, and God Bless!
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