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Unread 06-26-2004, 05:10 PM
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Hello everyone. I hate to ask any questions because I may not
have much wrong, but here goes. I started having problems in August of last year. Bloating, constipation, pelvic pain, heartburn, etc. Was treated for a bacterial infection in stomach that I tested positive for. It was H. Pylori. The pain stayed and was referred to a gastroenterologist. He did a colonoscopy, which was normal.
Then an EGD/ light down stomach, which showed gastritis, acid reflux disease and was diagnosed with irrititable bowel. Pain was still there so he referred me to a really good Gynecologist.
Oh before this I had an abdominal ultrasound and a vaginal ultrasound. All was normal except for one small fluid filled cyst on one ovary. Anyway, I went to the gynecologist, and he did a pap smear and did another vaginal ultrasound. Cyst was gone, ovaries looked normal, but found one small calcified fibroid in uterus. Since it's calcified, it can't grow. He said it may be endo,
but he wasn't sure, and didn't want to do anything unless it got really unbearable. Well actually the pain got a little better so I let it ride for a while. Then within the last two months I started bloating again, pelvic pain, stomach pain, and now shortness of breath. Have had heart and lungs checked out and had two chest x-rays to make sure they didn't see anything. All completely normal. Pain still persisted so now my family doctor has finally referred me to a surgeon. He thought that it may be adhesions from my tubal, and possible endo. I went to surgeon, who ordered a ct scan, because he felt a hernia behind my belly button. The ct showed the hernia, and all else was normal. No
fluid, tumors or anything. Did not do a pelvic ct though. Now my question, is it safe to say that all of this could be from adhesions, and endo. I can handle everything but the shortness of breath and full feeling no matter how little I eat. The surgeon is fixing the hernia this Friday coming, and is going to do laproscopy to look around for anything else, and also get rid of adhesions is needed. Please give some some advice. Thanks Wendy
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Unread 06-26-2004, 05:43 PM
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hi Wendy,

It really seems as though you have all bases covered. I really do not know what to tell you.

Unfortunately, you have all of the symptoms that I had before being diagnosed for ovarian cancer. I even had, in the very beginning, a lump, bump, near my belly button which I only felt when I was lying flat on my back. I also thought it was a hernia.

Do you think that maybe the shortness of breath could be from nerves. They really do play a big part in our lives.

Hopefully after the hernia is fixed and you get the all ok, you will feel better.

Keep us up to date.
Rosalie
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Unread 06-27-2004, 12:34 AM
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Hi Wendy! I've moved your thread over here to the Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives forum, which is the forum for ladies who are not yet scheduled for a hysterectomy and are considering all treatment options.

Good luck with your upcoming surgery... let us know what you find out, OK?
s,
-Linda
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