First, DON'T PANIC! At 13 weeks following my hyst, I was still dealing with swelly belly, occasional pain if I overdid it, and worry that just about anything was the cancer coming back. I'm glad you called your doctor--anything that concerns you should be checked out, so you are smart to do that. A lot of us are probably alive today because we insisted on answers and treatment.
Now, my tale of cancerhead taking over . . . it has been around a year and 9 months since my surgery (endo ca stage 1b, grade 3), and I just went through a week of panic due to a discharge (sometimes slightly tinged with blood) and a small growth that was found during my checkup--which turned out to be simple granulation, just like my doctor suspected. That is probably what caused the discharge, since it has pretty much cleared up since the doctor removed the granulation. During that week, when cancerhead got the better of me, I did a bunch of research on recurrent endometrial cancer, and didn't find much. At one web site : http://atoz.iqhealth.com/HealthAnswe...iles/2505.html
I found the following info:
Following are some of the signs of recurrent endometrial cancer:
changes in bowel or bladder habits
swelling of the lower legs
loss of appetite
Of course, I had more than one of the above symptoms:
changes in bowel habits--really due to the changes in my diet, since I recently started the South Beach Diet
weight loss--there's that diet again
fatigue--long hours at work, a weekend trip during which I maybe got 3-4 hours of sleep for several nights in a row, an increase in hot flashes interrupting my sleep--which seem to be triggered by stress, and there has been a lot of stress at work lately
As many others have pointed out, those who have cancer still can get other things--not everything is cancer coming back. But, nonetheless, I was a basket case, and, obviously, not thinking logically. Then, I got home from work yesterday and had a couple messages from my doctor's office . . . just asking me to call. Of course, panic time! I immediately assumed that there was no message because it was bad news . . . otherwise, they would have left a message that all was OK, right????? Wrong!!!! They can't leave any messages because of all the new privacy laws (which Chris5 kindly pointed out to me last night, somewhat relieving my latest panic).
This morning, I reached my doctor's office and got the word that all was fine. So, I wasted a lot of time during the week dwelling on the worst possible case. I know it is hard to not worry, but I just took it to a new level for me--something I haven't done in a while now. In hindsight, looking at what I just wrote, it is almost funny how out of proportion I blew this. But I wanted to relate that to you in the hope that you can avoid going into the same worry mode that I did.
Good luck, and hopefully you will get in touch with your doctor soon and get answers and reassurance. Please let us know what happens!