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Unread 03-26-2004, 09:02 AM
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I am new to this forum. I have abnormal bleedings ( that is I spot for serveral days before my period, always same time frame, than have my period, than more of the spotting) for up to two weeks each month, since the past two years. This started when I was 32 years old. I went to my pap and was told not to worry about this, went again and again to Doc's at our clinic and was always told not to worry. I started to have trouble with dizziness around the same time. Now, I had the lable of being a hypochondriac with GAD. Two years later, the problems persist. Yet another family practitioner tells me it's fine. Finally, I elbowed my way to an ophthalmologist, who thinks I have a vision problems that originates somewhere in my brain. I managed to get to an Gynocologist ( via patient rep.). She told me that this abnormal bleeding is not normal. I had some blood tests done which all were fine, hormones, full blood count, ESR. An ultrasound ( not transvaginal) showed my endometrium to be 12mm thick ( second day of my monthly spotting/period) , no fluid, normal sized uterus of normal appearance, normal ovaries. The Gyno suspects that I have hyperplasia and wants to exclude cancer. She attempted two times a biopsy but because of stenosis she ordered a D&C and hysteroscopy for the 9th of April.
I am really scarred because I have been experiencing the abnormal bleedings since 2 years and was never taken seriouse. The Doc's tell me that I am very young, had two children, took the BC pill before I had my children and that because of that they feel it is hyperplasia do to hormones. Around Christmas I started to get trouble with tummy rumbling, gas, diarrhea. The doctors feel that this is because of anxiety. I have a lot of it given that I am not well the past two years and no one believed me. Now I face the fears concerning my D&C and outcome and a suspected problem with my brainstem/vision that left me feeling dizzy the past two years.
I have been reading around on this message board, and I think this is a great place.
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Unread 03-26-2004, 09:25 AM
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Dear Tinka,

Welcome to Hystersisters and to the Cancer Concerns forum. While we don't pretend to take the place of your DR, and we don't give medical advice here, you'll find lots of support and good info here, and many women who've had similar experiences.

I'm glad that you are having a D&C. This will hopefully be a way to find out what's causing the bleeding.

You may find that a gynecological oncologist (gyn/onc) could be helpful in your situation, especially if there's a suspicion of cancer.

We'll be here to support you and encourage you--it's a scary time, yes, but you have lots of company here, and lots of women who have faced tough situations and come through it gracefully and with renewed health.

Please know that you are being kept in thought and prayer by all of us.

Unread 03-26-2004, 10:13 AM
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I know, this all is a bit a shock for me ( no suprise) because I brought my concerns up to Doc's since two years. I was told that my bleeding is normal for my age. I hope that women with hyperplasia can share their experience with me. I am not sure if I should be worried or not ( not that this would help either). Unfortunatly, I am not in a position were I can choose specialists or even Doc's. I wanted to see a Gyn 2 years ago already.
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Unread 03-26-2004, 02:17 PM
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Hi Tinka,

Glad you found us.

I hope that your surgery goes well and that all results are crystal clear. Please make sure that an oncologist/gynocologist does your surgery. They are the experts in the field and know exactly what to look for.

Keep in touch.

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