Apr 09, 2013 - 3:20 pm
Two years this month since diagnosed with UPSC and I just had a huge scare. After using the dialator I began to bleed terribly. It wouldn't stop and I immediately called the doctor. Long story, but ended up being rushed to the cancer center. I was treated with silver nitrate to stop the bleeding and had to stay there for hours to make certain I did not start bleeding again. My blood pressure and heart rate were checked multiple times as the bleeding was excessive. has anyone had this problem? And if so, did it ever re-occur? The doctor I saw (not my regular oncologist who was in surgery) wanted to start me on estrogen because she said my internal tissues were like "tissue paper" so thin and brittle. I am going back this week for them to re-check me and see my regular doctor. I also had thyroid cancer this past year and they think it may be related but I need to check with my endocrinologist for that clarification. I have had many issues with slight bleeding in the past six months and called each time, but this time I felt like I was going to "bleed out." My radiation oncologist said I had a large blood vessel very close to the surface due to the brachytherapy. I have a trip planned to the Azores and now I am almost afraid to go in case this happens again. Anyone have a problem like this, and how was it handled?