Three years after IMRT to the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes I had a colonoscopy and the report contained images of the procedure, two of which that showed the rectum were labeled 'radiation proctitis'. The images depicted what appear to be small red 'spider veins' and a larger area of uniformly red tissue. When I asked the nurse about these images she explained that the rectal tissue is fragile and the larger area of red tissue was where the doctor's scope may have bumped the tissue and caused a 'bruise'. Because the IMRT appears to have damaged my penile tissue - making it difficult to get and keep an erection for masturbation or penetration - I'm thinking about receptive anal intercourse, but this revelation of 'radiation proctitis' casts doubt on my thinking and raises new questions.
1) Does anyone know whether radiation proctitis get better or worse with time?
2) Does anyone here have experience with and/or tips for dealing with radiation proctitis AND receptive anal intercourse?
3) What experience do you gents have with treatments for radiation proctitis?