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ITP/Hemorrhoids/Colonoscopy 1 year 3 weeks ago #71901

  • Luvmycat
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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.

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ITP/Hemorrhoids/Colonoscopy 1 year 3 weeks ago #71902

  • mrsb04
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  • ITP since 2014. Retired nurse. 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.
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There are other meds than steroids. Has he tried any of them?

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