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Unread 03-25-2004, 01:09 PM
Hyperplasia - Megace or Surgery

First, I want to wish Joyce luck with her follow-up. Hopefully, the hormone therapy is working.

ChanceHope, when the gyn first called me with the dx of complex hyperplasia & atypia, she gave me two options: have a d&c or go directly to gyn/onc. She thought the best approach was to go directly to oncologist, because with the atypical cells present, she had a feeling that after the d&c, the diagnosis would be the same & I'd be making appt. with the onc.

She did a TVS (the one where water is added to uterus) in December, which showed a mass - which we assumed at the time was a polyp. This was before the biopsy results. The Onc. was going to do another ultrasound with the water in May - don't know why, since already had this done.

Will let you know of my decision. To keep grounded, I tell myself "your little animals have been snorfleed & they seem to be fine." <grin>

One last note: the surgery will have to be approved by insurance and my short-term disability program...in some ways that's two more opinions : -)

Enjoy your day.

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Unread 03-26-2004, 08:04 PM
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I'm Pam, I'm 29. Got diagnosed with complex hyperplasia with minimal atypia in January 2004 during a D&C and exploratory laparoscopy for fertility. Plan is Megace for 6 months. I have a biopsy in April, then a D&C in July, and hopefully the all-clear-to-go-back-to-the-fertility-doctor then.

Since I've yet to have a child, and no where near menopause, I plan on getting pregnant and in between pregnancies, take maybe some Prometrium during the second half of my cycle for the rest of my life. I understand biopsies will be necessary frequently, but I'm just not ready to lose my uterus yet, nor do I think I ever will be ready till I'm done with it. (Menopause) LOL!

Anyhow, I understand women who have not had children have different things going on in their decisions than those who have already had children. Just go with your heart!

Unread 03-26-2004, 08:56 PM
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this is my first day posting here. I have been having abnormal bleedings since two years. My treating family practitioners kept telling me that this is normal. Finally, I elbowed myself to a Gyn because I knew from day one that this is not normal. I was 32 when this mess began, now I am 34. My Gyn tried a biopsy during the exam which did not work, now I have a D&C scheduled for April. Hormonal tests and blood count with ESR came back normal. I just had an ultrasound showing and edometrial thickness of 12 mm. The day this was measured was my first day of my cycle with only spotting. I wonder what are the normal measurements. I keep reading 5 mm as the cut off, but I believe that applies to post menopause, and only gives a good idea that nothing is wrong when the measurement stays below that. Because of my abnormal bleedings ( perlonged spotting before and after period) my Gyn suspects hyperplasia. I am scarred out of my mind because this is going on for so long. At least my Erythrocyte Sediment Rate is really low. I am glad to have found women with similar concerns.
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Unread 03-28-2004, 06:52 PM

You've come to the right place. I have been through numerous sites and support groups, and this is the best thus far for endometrial hyperplasia and cancer issues.

Hope your D & C goes well...
Unread 03-29-2004, 12:51 PM
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When I read your post it sent up a red flag, so I felt compelled to write in my two cents. You said you had bleeding, a thickened uterus, and what might be a polyp. These were my symptoms, with a normal biopsy and PAP, D&C. My little Polyp or fibroid turned out to be the root of all evil. A rare tumor lurking in the wall of the uterus. I opted for the Hysterectomy and it saved my life. I don't want to alarm you, but bleeding after menopause, a thickened uterus are not normal either. I would go with your gut on this one, and trust your GYN. I did and I thank God every day.
Best of luck to you during your tough decision making.
Unread 03-30-2004, 01:31 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your insight. My surgery is scheduled for April 15 ('hope my surgeon has done his taxes by then : -)

I have made lists of what to take to the castle, what to have at home for recovery, etc & all possible because of this list.

I am so lucky to have found this web site.

Unread 03-30-2004, 02:40 PM
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Dear Carole,

I'm glad you have made your choice.
Surgeon/taxes.. lol..

If I don't see you post under Cancer Concerns, I will check for you on Post-Op.

Good Luck and Best Wishes..


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