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Unread 07-23-2005, 08:21 AM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Hi Guys....
Love reading this web site!!! All sorts of great insite from EXPERIENCED WOMEN!!!!! Can't get any greater than this!!!!!
Doctors have found a Pelvic Mass in my ab area. Huge Surgery is scheduled for Thursday 7/28----with 3 Doctor's doing the surgery. Internist, Urgologist and my female Doctor. It's wrapped around my bladder area. Have been testing for weeks now and Cancer Blood Work came back and there are NO signs of any type of cancer. Took Scan--X-Rays, etc. All are good. Praise GOD for that report!!!!
One question----I had a hysteromery (?) but they left my cervix for my sex drive. (I need ALL I can get!!!) It doesn't appear to be bad in all the test ----should I allow them to take it out or leave it in.........????
Any info would be great!!!
Thanks.
Cindy
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Unread 07-23-2005, 08:56 AM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Hi, Cindy, I am sorry that you are going to have to go thru another surgery, and I wish you the best and a speedy recovery. I would think that if the cervix isn't involved in the mass that they would leave it, but I have no medical degree so I would get all the information that I could from your dr.. This site is great and the sisters are very supportive. Keep us posted on your recovery. Carol
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Unread 07-23-2005, 03:17 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Hi Cindy
I love your positive attitude-- it's so important. As you know, what body parts one chooses to remove is a very personal and individual matter and will differ from person to person. That said, I can tell you that I had a TVH/BSO 7 weeks ago ( for huge fibroids that were on the rampage ) during which they also removed a"large abdominal mass" that turned out to be a Pineapple-sized fibroid that chose to grow over the left ovary but connected to the uterus. I have not missed my cervix. My sex drive actually improved because the pain and heaviness from the fibroids were gone and I feel so much better. There is just so much more to sex drive than a cervix. One consideration for me in having the cervix removed is that it is made of some of the same tissue as the uterus and could therefore grow a huge fibroid again. I didn't want any more of that! You might ask your doctors what they think the source of the mass is. Also, though it may seem weird that so many doctors are necessary for one surgery, the hospital where I had surgery found that if they included a specialist for every separate area that might be involved in the surgical procedure, that the risk of complications went down significantly for the patient. Hope this helps.
Blessings,
Tiara
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Unread 07-23-2005, 03:31 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday



I had my hysterectomy in 2002. I had another surgery last June to remove my right ovary and adhesions. I had yet another surgery 5 months ago to remove a pelvic tumor. My pathology all came back benign.

I hope that your surgery goes well. I'll keep you in my

About the cervix - mine was removed whan I had the hysterectomy. What does your doctor recommend? My thought is typically if there is no family history of cancer, no problems, and the part is healthy maybe it's best to leave it?
I'd check with your doctor and do some research before your surgery.

You may want to check out some of the HysterSister Resources to see if there is anyinformation that would be helpful with your decision.

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Unread 07-24-2005, 01:50 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Hi Cindy,

I had lapro on July 19th to remove a fluid filled cyst and adhesions. The mass was connected to my bowels, bladder, ovary, and vagina, so my gyn also called in another surgeon. The pathology was negative for cancer and I am recovering pretty quickly. Each day gets a little easier. The gas was painful the first night and I am still having extreme pain with bowel movements, but it didn't seem as bad today as yesterday.

As for whether to keep your cervix, I had mine removed with the hysterectomy (1999 for large fibroids). I remember asking my gyn if she could leave it, but she was ademant that it needed to come out too. Perhaps thinking on this has changed since then?

Good luck with your surgery,

Sheryl
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Unread 07-24-2005, 04:04 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

THANK YOU ALL WHO RESPONSED!!! Its' SO great talking to LIVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SOME OF OUR GREEK EXPERIENCES!!!!!! I NO LONGER feel I'm from another Planet!!!!
Three Dcotor's involved will be---Urologist----someone who will work with my bladder first----stints? Whatever--------to protect my bladder......
My Female Doctor insist HE be present!!! He's such a charm!!! He's NEVER seen anything like this before!!! Been in Practice a while now!!! (Told ya'll---I might be from another planet!!!)
AND THEN---the main man--- a General Phy.--Oncologist....
My Gynecologist choose HIM because they have a better sight of trimming away things that are actually stuck to other organs----such as this mass being stuck to my bladder area. TURSTING THEM SO FAR!!! It's ON JULY 28th---THIS THURSDAY AND I'M READY!!!!
Thanks for sharing -and PLEASE say some prayer for me!!! (and those involved in the surgery)
Cindy
Louisiana
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Unread 07-25-2005, 01:15 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

How did you know you had a Mass???




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Originally Posted by CDauphinet
THANK YOU ALL WHO RESPONSED!!! Its' SO great talking to LIVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SOME OF OUR GREEK EXPERIENCES!!!!!! I NO LONGER feel I'm from another Planet!!!!
Three Dcotor's involved will be---Urologist----someone who will work with my bladder first----stints? Whatever--------to protect my bladder......
My Female Doctor insist HE be present!!! He's such a charm!!! He's NEVER seen anything like this before!!! Been in Practice a while now!!! (Told ya'll---I might be from another planet!!!)
AND THEN---the main man--- a General Phy.--Oncologist....
My Gynecologist choose HIM because they have a better sight of trimming away things that are actually stuck to other organs----such as this mass being stuck to my bladder area. TURSTING THEM SO FAR!!! It's ON JULY 28th---THIS THURSDAY AND I'M READY!!!!
Thanks for sharing -and PLEASE say some prayer for me!!! (and those involved in the surgery)
Cindy
Louisiana
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Unread 07-25-2005, 04:06 PM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Cindy, Good Luck Thursday!! We'll be waiting for and update when you feel up to it! Take Care Netty
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Unread 07-26-2005, 07:18 AM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Cindy good luck on Thursday!!! Glad to hear there is no cancer and hope everything goes well. I have my MRI on Thursday for my newly found pelvic mass and will be thinking about you!

Let us hear from you when you are up to it and get plenty of rest!!!!!


jody
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Unread 07-26-2005, 09:58 AM
Pelvic Mass Removal On Thursday

Hey Jody,

Sorry to hear about your needing another surgery. So relieved to hear cancer is not suspected. I will say that I have no cervix and plenty of sex drive. That's just my experience and given that I had lots of questionable paps, I was glad to say bye-bye to my cervix. Its a very individual decision and one best addressed with your gyn.

Lots of wishes for a smooth operation and recovery! You are in our

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