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Old 12-27-2002, 04:57 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone taking chemo has had the following side effects the day after treatments. Groin pain, neck pain or unexplained bleeding in the hand. Thanks

 
Old 12-28-2002, 10:31 PM   #2
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Best to ask this question directly of your HEM nurse or physician. Most chemo side-effects tend to be worst a day to a few of days post treatment.

Neck and groin pain could be/mean anything - blockage, edema, soreness because of having to sit in one position for a particular treatment/I.V., etc.

Hand bleeding is, frankly, a surprise - please call your physician about this right away. There is no "normal" reason for this to be happening. The only reasons I can think of for any bleeding are: platelets are too low, and poor healing of I.V. chemo site.

If platelets are too low, then a platelet transfusion might be required. Depending on your protocol, chemo may be delayed/suspended until your platelet count returns to a particular level.

Poor healing especially open sores, means a higher risk of infection - this also needs to be attended to, sometimes by taking a course of prophylactic antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, etc.

Good luck,
Jay

 
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