Jan 26, 2006 - 2:35 am
A postmenopausal woman 52 with history of fibroids and hysterectomy 20 years ago with right ovary left intact. Symptoms two years - bloating, pressure, bowel problems, urinary problems, hematuria. Tentative and varied diagnoses over 2 years include irritable bowel, colitis, urinary problems and lots of tests mostly bowel/urinary tract - but nothing ever definite or so I am told. Recent stomach distension worsening and waist ever enlarging! Then urinary follow up yet again results (finally - 1st one since reporting symptoms) in CT scan on 10/31/05. Physician (new) makes no contact with me - finally I call him this week for appointment. The last time I called he couldn't find film although I hand carried to him same day and said he would get back to me if there was a problem. I finally got an appointment last Monday. He handed me film and report and told me to find a gyn (new to this city) and I don't need to come back to him as I have no urinary tract problems. I read CT report in elevator leaving building: it says "mass with small focal calcification and low density component in lower right abdomen AND 4mm pulmonary mass in lower right quadrant." I am falling apart...after searching internet for information I will make an appointment with gyn oncologist. I am still hoping this is not what it seems to be...waiting for gyn onocolgist to call me back and can't sleep tonight. Can anyone allay my worst fears?