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  #11  
Unread 02-26-2004, 06:55 PM
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Rosalie,

Do you mean an endo biopsy or an actual D&C?

Marlene
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Unread 02-26-2004, 08:00 PM
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Hi Marl,

I mean and endo biopsy.

Have any information for me about it??

Thanks,
Rosalie
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Unread 02-26-2004, 08:07 PM
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Hi Rosalie,
If your friend is having an endo biopsy, the procedure is fairly simple. I was given 800 mg Ibuprofin about an hour before. A thin plastic catheter is passed into the cervix and uterus. There is some cramping when the tissue is removed, but it was minimal and over quickly. There is some bleeding for a day or two afterward, so you friend should have some light day pads on hand. It really wasn't bad at all. Of course the most difficult part is waiting for the results - about four days. The type and grade of the cancer was confirmed, but staging had to wait for the hysterectomy.

Hope this helps. Good luck to your friend.
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Unread 02-27-2004, 06:12 AM
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Hi, Rosalie--

The endobiopsy was not bad at all, just a little uncomfortable when my gyn was taking the sample. The entire procedure was over rather quickly. On my doctor's instruction, I took some over-the-counter pain medication a couple hours before the procedure.

My endobiopsy was in the afternoon, so I went home afterwards and took it easy for the rest of the day. I was fine to go to work the following morning, but made the mistake of taking a kickboxing class at the gym lunchtime. After the class I started bleeding pretty heavily. I would make sure your friend checks with her doctor to find out when she can resume normal activity, especially if she does exercise that includes a lot of jumping and kicking like I do.

It took me a week to get the results, and that was with my gyn putting a "rush" on the test.

Please wish your friend the best of luck for me.

MoeKay
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Unread 02-27-2004, 07:45 AM
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Rosalie,

If your friend's endo biopsy comes back cancer free, but they don't have an explanation for the bleeding, please encourage her to have a D&C. I had an endo biopsy come back clean, but decided to have fibroids removed and a D&C, and that is how my cancer was found. I was pre-menopausal, and having very long, heavy periods, which drove me to seek treatment. The endo biopsy is a good test, but not foolproof, as the tissue sample is small and not targeted toward any suspicious areas. A D&C provides a much larger tissue sample, and is more comprehensive.
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Unread 02-27-2004, 04:10 PM
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Hi, Rosalie.

I wish had some good advice to offer, but I unfortunately don't. But . . . my question is, to what do they attribute the weight gain? I assume they didn't find any ascites and that this problem -- if indeed it is a problem -- is contained within the uterus?
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Unread 02-27-2004, 06:03 PM
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Thanks again everyone!!! I am calling her with the information now. She is not quite ready to actually join this board yet and I am sure that we can all understand that. However, the information is priceless and as I said before, she really does appreciate it.

Siren, the weight gain is another issue that still has to be addressed. Actually her stomach is very big but that has always been her problem area, weight wise.

Will keep you updated and thanks.
Rosalie
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Unread 03-04-2004, 08:21 PM
I have a friend in need

Hello All...

My computer has been down for a few days but back in business now.

I wanted to give you another update on my friend.

She was schedueled to have the endobiopsy today but for some reason the doctor was unable to do it. something about the clamps slipping and not being able to hold her open... I do not know the whole thing but this is what she said.

Anyway, he scheduled her for a D and C in two weeks instead.

Will give you more updates when known.

Rosalie
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