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Unread 12-12-2003, 01:40 PM
A friends question

I have a friend who is a little concerned and fearful of asking questions so I will in her behalf.

She just went to the gynocolgist because her period ,this month,lasted longer than usual, for her. She is about 45 years old. She knew that she always had a tipped uterus but this time they told her that there was a thickening in the wall of the uterus and they did a biopsy of something.

What do you think they may be looking for??

This waiting for the biopsy results is really doing her in. She is a basket case.

Thanks everyone....I knew you ladies would be of help.
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Unread 12-12-2003, 01:55 PM
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Hi, Rosalie!

I wish I knew the answer. I guess if they're doing a biopsy that they're looking for some sort of cancer, just to be sure. But hopefully it's nothing. Didn't they tell her what they're looking for? I wouldn't stand for that. I have to know everything! Keep us posted on what they find. I hope it's nothing!

Unread 12-12-2003, 02:50 PM
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Hi Rosalie

When I was in my early 40's I had pre menapausal irregular periods. After an especially heavy one, my gynecologist performed a cervical biopsy in the office. She said this was to rule out any cancer or pre cancerous cells. She also explained that this was common durring the peri menapausal period. My biopsy was negative. I had no problems after that and stopped having periods altogether by age 45.

Hope your friend also has negative findings. We understand worrying, don't we?

Ruth S
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Unread 12-12-2003, 03:42 PM
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s Rosalie

It sounds as though your friend had an endometrial biopsy. They are often performed when a woman has usual bleeding and are done right in the doctors office. I had two of them in the years before my surgery. Both were normal. Hopefully your friend will be just fine.

Unread 12-12-2003, 05:16 PM
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It's good that your friend's gynecologist did what is apparently an endometrial biopsy due to the bleeding and thickening of the uterine wall. In recent years, unfortunately some gyns have been telling women in their 40's and early 50's that their bleeding is nothing more that an indication that they are "premenopausal, perimenopausal or have a hormone imbalance" without doing proper testing including an endometrial biopsy or D&C to rule out endometrial cancer. As a result, the number of endometrial cancer deaths has more than doubled since the mid-1980's.

While abnormal vaginal bleeding is usually due to a benign condition rather than cancer, I'm glad to hear your friend's doctor is being thorough to make certain that it is not a symptom of something serious in your friend's case.

Unread 12-12-2003, 06:05 PM
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Ditto to what others have said. I had a uterine wall thickening back in January 2000, and a D&C showed very early endo cancer, which was removed a week later with a TAH BSO. But I think very often the thickening can be due to hyperplasia or other conditions that are not cancerous. At any rate, the drs should be able to find the problem early and take care of it. I'll keep your friend in prayer.

Unread 12-12-2003, 06:12 PM
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Thank you all for your quick responses filled with wonderful positive information. I am going to pass it on to her and will let you know the outcome when her results are finally in.

Stay Healthy everyone!


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