Nov 26, 2008 - 8:18 pm
Hi everyone - I am happy I found this discussion board - hopefully someone can give me some advice.
Two cycles ago - I started having bleeding inbetween my periods. The last cycle went like this...Period was October 11-October 20...then started bleeding again on October 24-November 12. Now started bleeding again on Monday November 24th. Not sure if this is my actual period or not but guessing it is. I also have pain during intimate times (which is new) and had bleeding after as well. I went to have an ultrasound done on November 5th which I was told by my doctor's office that they saw "something" on the ultrasound but were not able to evaluate it so I had to have a repeat. Well I had a second ultrasound done on Friday November 21st....Hadn't heard from my doctor's office yesterday (Tuesday 11/25) so I called them. I got a call back from the nurse of my doctor's partner since my doctor was not in.
The nurse told me that the fibroid has not changed from the last ultrasoudn. OK, well I didn't even know I had a fibroid - no one told me that the first time around. But then she said that I would need to have a test done where they put saline in my uterus and then have a biopsy taken. I thought that was odd for a fibroid but she told me my actual doctor would call me today.
So my doctor calls me today and says to me that I do have a fibroid - but that the fibroid is not of any concern. It's small - only about 7mm...so she doesn't think that is causing my symptoms. Then she proceeded to tell me that what is worrying them is that the lining of my uterus is thickened. She did not tell me what the measurement was and I tried to call back later today to ask but missed her call back. Anyhow, she told me that on both ultrasounds it was thickened and wants me to go to a GYN since she doesn't do the test that needs to be done (She's a family doc)...
So she wants me to have the test that was told me the day before - saline in the uterus and then a biopsy. When I asked her what would cause the thickening - first thing she said was cancer. Then she said it could also be a polyp that they couldn't see right now.
I'm 35 years old - and have a history of heavy periods which are getting worse, with alot of cramping as well. I also started having spotting before my periods started. Now with the signs I have that I mentioned above, I also have pelvic pain, heavy feeling in my pelvis, pressure in my bottom area, feel like I can't fully empty my bladder and have to urinate all the time.
So needless to say I'm super worried right now. I have been totally exhausted lately but I also have fibromyalgia so have just thought it was because of that. I have an appointment to see the GYN next week Thursday so they can review the ultrasound and talk about the next steps.
Just looking for anyone that can relate to what I am going through. Of course when my doctor said cancer - she followed up with "we usually don't see it in 35 year old women" however, I know it's certainly possible.
Thanks in advance!