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Unread 11-24-2001, 04:06 AM
my doctor found a "growth"-anyone else?

Hi everyone and thanks for all the support thus far. I had a laproscopy about 2 weeks ago due to cronic pain/bleeding. My doc thought endometriosis but found that my uterus is attached to my abdomen from all the scarring from 3 previous c-sections. In addition, he found an abnormal "growth". Wasn't able to reach it for biopsy with the scope and now I'm scheduled for TAH on Dec 28th. Doesn't "think" it's cancer but doesn't know what it is.

Anyone out there have a similiar experience? I'm trying to stay upbeat about the whole thing- but am afraid that the "growth" could prove to indeed be cancer. Thanks again!
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Unread 11-24-2001, 05:09 AM
my doctor found a "growth"-anyone else?

Hi There!

My TAH/BSO was due to a large tumor that was discovered unexpectedly, and within 2 weeks I was in surgery! First they called it a "mass", then a "growth", then a "tumor". I, too, was rather shaken! The only way to biopsy in my case, also, was surgery.

I have read that most of these do turn out to be benign. When my tumor was removed, the pathologiest 'didn't like the way it looked; it was "atypical"'. So instead of knowing the results right away, the hospital sent my sampling out for a second opinion. This was very scary! And I waited nearly 3 weeks to get those results! Imagine! But those results, thankfully, turned out to be 'borderline' therefore pronounced benign.

I share this with you because I don't want you to worry like I did if it takes longer for your results than the DR anticipates. My DR had told me it would just be a couple of days before we'd know my results, and we ended up waiting much longer. I called every couple of days to bug them about it!

I am nearly 9 weeks post op, and I am feeling very well! I was very nervous before my surgery - all kinds of thoughts raced through my mind... I think we all go through that.

Think positively - I wish you all the best for your surgery on the 28th!

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