Mar 29, 2005 - 3:54 pm
hi, i had a virtual colonoscopy done last week and they asked me to repeat it, could not keep from coughing during the scan and the movement artifacts messed the test up. i am scheduled to go again on thursday. in the meantime, they sent a partial report from the first scan that says i have a 6x3cm left adnexal mass. i have been reading over your site and have come across lots of common symptoms. the most irritating one is probably the severe indigestion that i have been struggling with for the past few months. i also have a sense of fullness in my abdomen, a burning pain under my right rib cage, powerful and persistant gas that drives the kids crazy, and back and leg pain. for the last 6 weeks i have had this awful cough. i had the colonoscopy done because my mother is a colon cancer surviver and i have had rectal bleeding these last couple of months and a change in my bowels. i also have had weight gain. from reading your stories and posts, these symptoms concern me more.
i am forty three years old and had a partial hysterectomy about 8 or 9 years ago because of uterine prolapse. now i have rectal prolapse...everything seems to just drop when you get to be this age, lol.
my problem is that we are retired military and the dr assigned to me just doesn't return calls. he is getting ready to pcs and patients have never been his primary focus. he once told me to take our ten year old son to someone else because he was autistic and had tardive dyskinesia. he said that he wasn't really qualified to treat anything more than a cold..lol. at least he is honest.
when i finally do get hold of him, what tests should i demand and do you think it will be necessary to have surgery? i am thinking if it comes to that they may as well just take both ovaries out. any suggestions? i am a mom with four children that need me and really can not afford to slow down or be sick. thank you:)