It's been almost two and a half years since my Dad was diagnosed with Gleason 8 PC. His PSA is now undetectable. Unfortunately, for the last year or so, he's been suffering rectal bleeding. He has an endoscopy procedure last year, which showed diverticular disease and mild radiation damage. He's seen his GP a few times since about the bleeding and been given suppositories. He's also told his specialist about it at his last meeting (April) who said it would get better over time. I think, however, judging by what my Dad has told me, it's getting worse.
Last week, his GP gave him more suppositories along with two antibiotics -- ampicillin and metronidazole (flagyl). The side effects were bad but the GP insisted he complete the course. Now, after completing the course, Dad is still feeling unwell. He's lost his appetite and he's still bleeding. I've told him to speak to one of the nurses in his team at the hospital because frankly I don't trust his GP surgery.
What have others experienced? What treatments have worked for you? Did you have to badger the doctors to take your bleeding seriously and get suitable treatments?
Any info. or advice would be appreciated.
Edited by member 31 May 2018 at 12:06
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