Q. My father has developed enteritis and his abdomen is swollen. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 07, 2014 and last reviewed on: Dec 18, 2018

Hello doctor,

After receiving 10 radiations, my father has developed enteritis and his abdomen is swollen. Antibiotics and IV treatment are being carried out. I need further advise here.



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I understand your concern. Radiation enteritis is a very common side effect of radiation therapy. I need to know the following:

  1. How was this diagnosis made?
  2. What medications is he taking?
  3. Also, mention the part of the body he received radiotherapy and do provide the staging.

Thank you doctor,

The diagnosis was made after CECT abdomen. The medications given to him are Pipzo 4.5 injection, Omez injection, Pantocid IV, Cynocal 16 injection, IV fluids (Compound sodium lactate), Metronidazole injection, Emeset 2mL injection, and Calcium Sandoz injection. He is not allowed to eat anything. He has lung carcinoma and was given radiotherapy on left leg bone and pelvic bone. He is in the IVth stage of cancer. He is a heart patient, diabetic, hypertension patient with a single stent. We brought him to our hometown this month, and he was admitted since the first night. We cannot take him outside our hometown, as he is very weak and other constraints. Please advise.



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Thank you for reverting. Yes, this is radiation enteritis. The treatment that is going on is fine. However, I would advise you to discuss with your doctor for two things that I would have given:

  1. To add Metronidazole antibiotic to the prescription to give anaerobic cover.
  2. To give him parenteral nutrition. That is adding nutritional supplements given through IV drip.

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