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I was diagnosed with PSA at 20 in February, 2019 and after Bicalutamide for a month which I did not like had an injection of Stap 3 at end of April. Over 3 months ago I had a blood test and it was PSA 12 and was told to wait and see but since then not a word from the hospital. A couple of weeks ago at age 79 managed an orgasm with a little help.. My pleasure was tempered with the realisation that my Testosterone had recovered enough for this event Should I wait until hospital contacts me again as I know they are busy.
My injections have been handled by my GP's surgery and it's always been up to me to make an appointment they just give me a date for the next due one. I would either ring the Hospital or your GP and ask them. As for the orgasm I don't think that would be a worry as I was able to (with a lot of effort!) soon after my first injection but don't get the urge very often. Have you got a Macmillan Nurse at the Hospital as I've always found them very helpful with any concerns I've had.
Good luck with your future treatment
I would definitely contact your GP to discuss this. You should really be getting a PSA test before every injection. Had you had any PSA tests previously whilst you have been on the HT? If so what were they? Is this is a rise in your PSA or is it stable at around this number. Whatever, I would definitely speak to your GP and try and get a consultation at your hospital.
Have been told will be back on Bicalutamide before another Stap 3 injection. Bical. affected my legs which have deteriorated so much am worried about losing the use of them. Old age and other ailments including Diabetes T2 haven't helped . The truth is am afraid of another course of them and loathe to start on them again. as losing use of legs I couldn't bear . Am 79 and have a 17-1 chance of my aortic aneurysm going pop which means the end. Have turned down intervention as risk is about the same My GP told me I was between a rock and a hard place. On top of this am trying to avoid this pesky virus and medical professions is concentrating resources on it. Have breathing problems and heart problems and Kidneys are in no great shape. Side effects of the many pills am taking are contraindicated for some ailments I have. Sometimes I think that medical profession doesn't take into consideration the other ailments I have although I tell them.
Have just had a phone call from hospital asking me to have a blood test for PSA. So will organise it.
Hi I have AF and Copd along with the cancers and I'm sure that none of the hospital departments confer with each other. One of them prescribes a medication and it isn't till you read the instructions that come with it that you find it's contrary to one of your other ailments. When I'm prescribed anything I ask about how it will affect the other ailments, normally I think they just tell me what they think I want to hear.
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