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Abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy side effects

Find out about the possible side effects you might have during or after radiotherapy to the pelvic area or tummy (abdomen).

Abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy side effects: diarrhoea

You might have diarrhoea and bowel changes due to radiotherapy treatment to your pelvic area or tummy (abdomen). 

Abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy side effects: sickness and weight loss

Information on how to cope with feeling sick during or after radiotherapy to the pelvic area or tummy (abdomen).

Pelvic radiotherapy side effects: bladder irritation and pain

The pelvic area is the area between the hipbones (the lower part of the abdomen). Having radiotherapy treatment in that area may affect the bladder.

Abdominal or pelvic radiotherapy side effects: pain

You have pain the lower abdomen (pelvic area) after radiotherapy to the pelvis. There are ways you can treat the pain.

Women's sex life and fertility after radiotherapy

Some radiotherapy treatments can affect your fertility and sex life. Find out what you can do about this.

Men's sex life and fertility and radiotherapy

Find out how radiotherapy might affect your sex life and fertility and what you can do about it.

Last reviewed: 
18 Aug 2017

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