Abdominal Side Effects

Early Reactions

  • Skin changes: redness, irritation, scaliness, ulceration, thickening or hair loss in treatment area.
  • Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting.
  • Weight loss, weakness or fatigue.
  • Inflammation of stomach causing indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers.
  • Inflammation of bowel causing cramping or diarrhea.
  • Depression of blood count leading to increased risk of infections and/or bleeding.

Late Reactions

  • Changes in skin texture and! or coloration, permanent hair loss in treatment area and scarring of skin.
  • Stomach mucosal damage causing persistent indigestion, pain, ulceration and bleeding.
  • Bowel wall damage causing narrowing or adhesions of bowel with obstruction, ulceration, bleeding or poor absorption of food, which may require surgical correction.
  • Kidney damage leading to kidney failure and! or high blood pressure.
  • Liver damage leading to liver failure or scarring.
  • Spinal cord or nerve damage causing loss of strength or feeling in legs and! or
  • loss of control of bladder or rectum.