Aug 02, 2013 - 5:07 pm
Hello, new here and my mind is just reeling with the possibility im dealing with ovarian or some other cancer based on symtoms, family history, and a suspicious growth near an ovarian cyst. I am recently post-menopausal--a year and a half with no period. I started having a lot of indigestion, gas, belching, bloating and some pain in my right groin, at the end of may2013 which I'd had also when I had my (pain and very heavy) periods but went away when they stopped. I also had noticed in april, may i lost weight suddenly, and the pain and discomfort have been getting progressivly worse. I wnt to my GP and she did a pelvic which was very painful. she was concerned about the pain, dischrge from cervix and said I may have PID. She tested for some std's as well which came back neg. she ordered an ultrasound and gave me a shot of penecillin and a scrip for anti-biotic. Ultra sound came back with small cyst with suspicious growth on the fallopian tube. I told her my mother had passed away from ovarian cancer and with that info and my symptoms she referred me to a gyn-oncologist. I finally got to see him july 23, 2013. I have a lot of the classic symptoms, if you could call them that, bloating, change in bowel habitls, pressure on my bladder and all over my pelvic area as well as stinging sharp pains near ovary now on both sides. he did his exam which was also very painful and then after all that discussed his impression and the next step. He said he was not overly concerned about the growth but couldn't understand why I was having so much pain and discomfort. He said he would rather biopsy with the growth out of me then in. He said that he will schedule a hysterectomy and remove everything, biopsy and stage and debulk if neccessary. The next opening he has for that is sept 4. I am wondering how I will ever make it that long. I mentioned wouldnt a CT scan help with dx and he said that the tvultrasound was a better diagnostic tool.
Right now i am taking tramadol and naproxin for pain and inflamation as well as ativan which all keeps me floating, miralax, no milk products or things that produce a lot of gas, but nearly everyday I feel worse and i only weigh 90 lbs! So I wonder how will i even survive this surgery? there are days I think I need to go to the er and there are days I feel ok and it is bearable. What is really scary for me is my moms cancer was found when she only had a mild pain on her side, and she was stage IV during her surgery after only a month from the time she had the symtoms.
Im just wondering if I should go back to my gp and ask to get a ct scan to find out what else is going on and if it will change the outcome since i cant get surgery or dx til sept. I would appreciate any insight or suggestions.
sorry this is so long : ( thanks in advance