Apr 23, 2013 - 8:19 pm
I am 45. I went through menopause in my early 30's and have been on hormone replacement therapy ever since. I've also had an ablation, and went through a period of years where I didn't have any periods at all. For the last 3 or 4 years I've been getting estrogen and testosterone via pellets in my hip (while simultaneously taking progestin for one month out of every three). Once I started the pellets I started to have irregular bleeding and spotting. For the last 6 months I've also had a watery discharge that "gushes" out usually with exertion such as exercise. The "pellet" doctor recommended I go to my usual gyn for further testing. A couple weeks ago my gyn tried to do a hysterosonogram and biopsy but could not get the instrument into my uterus so rescheduled the procedure for a time when they could sedate me. I had the procedure yesterday afternoon. When I "came to" the first thing she told me is that I will need a hysterectomy. They found a large polyp which they biopsied, but she was concerned with the abnormal fluid they found even more than the polyp. The fluid was also sent to the lab for testing. She said that their office manager would be calling me this week to schedule the surgery. In the meantime when I got home I noticed that my "form letter" discharge papers said that I should hear back about my results in 10-14 days or to call the office in two weeks if I haven't heard from them. My question to you lovely ladies on this website.......... Do you think there's any chance they would call sooner, if they find cancer? And also, I'm feeling overwhelmed by the idea of scheduling the hysterectomy possibly before I have any results back from the lab. I think the gyn is operating under the notion that the large polyp has to be removed regardless so scheduling the surgery now will save me yet another visit, but I'm just a bit unsure about all of this.