Hi everyone....my husband has ITP (untreated by choice, steroid dose has to be too high) along with a bad case of bleeding hemorrhoids. It's pretty bad when I have to deliver a roll of paper towels to him in the bathroom. He needs to have something done (again) about the hem'roids and is also overdue for a colonoscopy due to the pandemic. My worry is that he would never survive the trauma of the prep for a c'oscopy. His last one was 7 yrs ago. (He's on a 5 yr schedule.) We're at the point where we're weighing risks against benefits. Wondering if anyone else has been in this predicament. We see his hema on Thursday. Just wish there was some other type of test or scan for colon cancer for patients like him and others.
Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Retired (Nov 2019) renal specialist nurse, 46 years on the NHS front line. My belief is empower patients to be involved as much as possible in their care. Read, read, read & ALWAYS question medics about the evidence base they use
Thank you received: 556
There are other meds than steroids. Has he tried any of them?
The Platelet Disorder Support Association does not provide medical advice or endorse any medication, vitamins or herbs. The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment, discontinuing an existing treatment and to discuss any questions you may have regarding your unique medical condition.
Platelet Disorder Support Association 8751 Brecksville Road, Suite 150, Cleveland, Ohio 44141 Phone: 1-87-PLATELET | 877-528-3538 (toll free) | or 440-746-9003 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org