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Unread 04-03-2002, 09:05 AM
Curious Symptons

I am new to the group today Hello everyone! I had a total hysterectomy including ovaries Sept/98 I had endemetrial cancer stage 1 no further treatment needed. I have terrible itching/ burning on crease of my legs, pelvic pain, watery bloody discharge with a terrible odour. I think it might be atrophic vaginitis? I am curious if anyone else has these symptoms?Does anyone have any suggestions on what to take for it naturally? Apparantly it won't clear up on its own from what I have read. I am not a candidate for estrogen. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 04-03-2002, 10:31 AM
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Hi Happy

I would say it is definitely time to call your doctor!!!
And probably the sooner the better.
Sounds like alot going on in different areas, and hopefully it will be easily cleared up.

s karenann
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Unread 04-03-2002, 12:54 PM
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Welcome happy and I 2nd that. Give your Dr a call immediately and get it checked out. So you are nearly 4 yrs past diagnosis , that certainly gives us all hope Please let us know what the Dr says , lots of hugs x x
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Unread 04-03-2002, 02:22 PM
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Thanks for stopping by.......but call your doctor!!!
When was the last time you spoke to him/her. It is nice to see someone 4 years post op, as Robyn said.
Please stop by again and let us know how you made out. Just curious why you would not be a candidate for estrogen.
Valentina
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Unread 04-03-2002, 08:08 PM
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thanks to all of you who replied. Last November I told my gyn. dr. I had been bleeding she immediately took a pap? (or whatever they call it after a hysterectomy )she immediately referred for me to go back to the hospital cancer center. The results from the first pap in November came back with some cell changes so three weeks ago at the cancer centre I had a biopsy. I just was there this past Tuesday and he said I was all clear of any cancer. Too much estrogen in the first place caused my endemetrial cancer so they do not want to give me estrogen. He gave me a prescription for some cream that would help my symptoms but he said that it might cause the cells to change again. I am not explaining myself very well but that is the main point of it. I am trying to find natural means of helping these symptoms and if any one out there has had the same experience of having atrophic vaginitis and what they did for it. Atrophic vaginitis symptoms are caused from lack of estrogen in your body. I do thank you all for your advice on going to the dr after all they are the professionals. I see my family doctor this Friday.
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Unread 04-03-2002, 08:41 PM
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Hi Happy!

Welcome to Hystersisters! I'm so sorry you are dealing with this, I can actually understand all too well as I was just told the same at my appointment yesterday. 's to you.

I'm also unable to take any estrogen but was doing some reading earlier tonight and ran across this article which might be helpful to you.

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1689.51563

There are some ideas listed that you might want to check out with your Dr and see if its something that might work for you. I wish you the best, I know this isn't particularly pleasant but there does seem to be some things that will ease the pain and discomfort.

{{hugs}}

Vicki
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Unread 04-03-2002, 11:28 PM
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Hi Happy, OK I did some searching and the thing that was stressed most was that it has to be first diagnosed by the Dr ( which you are doing on Friday ) .

a few pointers which I jotted down :

perfumes, powders, vaginal deodorants, panty liners may aggravate the symptoms. In addition - tight fitting clothing or synthetic materials can worsen atophic vaginitis.

Since my radiation I have suffered from vaginal dryness ( inside and on the outside ) but I can use vagifem ( estradiol pessary) and it does help alot. Also nightly I massage the outside area with a mix of calendula oil and vit A & E oil. This was prescribed by my natural health provider.

The cream which was prescribed for you ... what is it ? Just curious

I sure hope it gets better , just hang in there, love always xxx
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Unread 04-04-2002, 10:19 AM
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robynb thank you for your advice. I will definitely do everything in regards to the tight fitting clothing etc. The doctor prescribed premarin cream. I don't plan on using it instead I will try the calendula oil and vit.a and vit. e you suggested. I try everything natural first it's always worth a try. Thanks for caring and sharing!!
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Unread 04-04-2002, 12:57 PM
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Happy... just one thing - premarin cream as far as I know is an animal estrogen ( forgive me if I am wrong ) . I use an estrogen pessary - Vagifem and honestly it really does work. I too like to use natural therapies as much as possible but the vaginal itch etc drove me insane so I now use the pessaries twice a week and now I dont have itch or dryness. The oils help alot as well. So after rambling .... what I am trying to say is - ask the Dr about the pessaries and see if you can use them.If you read Vickis link there is a short bit on Vagifem.

Not sure if you can because of the type of cancer you had though

*phew* that was all a mouthful
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Unread 04-04-2002, 07:16 PM
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thanks again robynb I will definitely ask my family doctor tomorrow about the pessaries and vagifem if I would be allowed to take them in my situation. I have read a few things and I wouldn't want to use anything made from animals. I think some of the estrogen is made from pregnant mares urine that is why they call it premarin. I don't know if that is totally true or not. Does anyone have any info on progesterone cream and what that is for?
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