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  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313

    Tricia,

    Yes, first ask for transvaginal and pelvic ultrasound. Ask for the blood test CA-125 which is used to diagnose ovarian cancer.

    Ask if there any other blood tests for gynecological types of cancer.

    Then if that is not satisfactory, ask for hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy. This is done under anestesia.

    See for more information:

    http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/reproductive/menstrual/470.html

    http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/surgery/a/hysteroscopyqa.htm

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/diagnostic-tests/hysteroscopy.htm

    http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Ovary/Causesdiagnosis/Diagnosis

    http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/880000044.html

    Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions and do let me know what happens.

    God Bless.

    To Information:

    Who are you? You seem pretty knowledgable and have lots of websites. Tell us something about yourself?

    I notice you have no website.
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    kerry said:

    To Information:

    Who are you? You seem pretty knowledgable and have lots of websites. Tell us something about yourself?

    I notice you have no website.

    Kerry,

    I am human being. I know a lot of web sites because I am very good with information. That is why I am "information".

    I have no web site. You are correct. I am not obligated to have any.

    That is all I wish to tell you.
  • Hanac
    Hanac Member Posts: 55
    Hi Tricia,

    Could be fibroids...which have nothing to do with the beast. I was bleeding so heavily due to fibroids and the onset of menopause they had to put me on Birth Control Pills and extra estrogen so that I wouldn't become even more anemic than the anemia caused by chemo.

    Has your OBGYN done an internal ultra sound and/or a biopsy?

    Take Care,

    Hana

    P.S. Ain't it grand to be a gal!
    P.P.S. You might be spotting because they don't have the BC dosage right for you.
  • KierstenRx
    KierstenRx Member Posts: 249
    Tricia,
    With all the stuff you have been through it's good to vent. I appreciate all the posts you have put up for me over the last 9 months. I know the spotting is making you nervous, but it is probably nothing. It's good you are getting it checked out if nothing else for peace of mind. I'll keep you in my prayers as usual.

    Kiersten
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543
    kerry said:

    To Information:

    Who are you? You seem pretty knowledgable and have lots of websites. Tell us something about yourself?

    I notice you have no website.

    Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for asking about information. I was wondering myself.
    Jamie
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    crazylady said:

    Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for asking about information. I was wondering myself.
    Jamie

    Why did you not ask me yourself?
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543

    Why did you not ask me yourself?

    You're right information. I should have asked you myself. You seem to know quite a bit about me, yet I don't post often. I find it kind of creepy. Maybe you have a really good memory. Also, when Kerry did ask you, you didn't give out any personal information, which is your right, but why all the mystery?
    Jamie
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Kerry,

    I am human being. I know a lot of web sites because I am very good with information. That is why I am "information".

    I have no web site. You are correct. I am not obligated to have any.

    That is all I wish to tell you.

    Hey Information,

    Like Kerry and Jamie, I was wondering about you too. Many of us here are quite open about ourselves and who we are - we write Personal Pages and post pictures (I just updated mine). I'm not sure if it's a survival/survivor's thing (cancer can leave a person feeling raw and exposed), or if it is simply that we embrace the connections and friendships found here. We want to know each other - we find hope and inspiration in each others life stories.

    Although, I have a gut feeling of who you might be...if I'm correct, welcome back. You took some heat in the fall and seemed to get frustrated and signed off.

    If I am wrong, perhaps you could at least tell us what brought you to CSN's Colorectal group?
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    crazylady said:

    You're right information. I should have asked you myself. You seem to know quite a bit about me, yet I don't post often. I find it kind of creepy. Maybe you have a really good memory. Also, when Kerry did ask you, you didn't give out any personal information, which is your right, but why all the mystery?
    Jamie

    Do not worry, I am not going to bother you any more. I know a lot about you because I followed your story and I do have a good memory. I thought you would be grateful for my help. But since you feel creepy, I will not bother you any more. I wish you well for the upcoming surgery. May it be successful and the recovery speedy.
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    usakat said:

    Hey Information,

    Like Kerry and Jamie, I was wondering about you too. Many of us here are quite open about ourselves and who we are - we write Personal Pages and post pictures (I just updated mine). I'm not sure if it's a survival/survivor's thing (cancer can leave a person feeling raw and exposed), or if it is simply that we embrace the connections and friendships found here. We want to know each other - we find hope and inspiration in each others life stories.

    Although, I have a gut feeling of who you might be...if I'm correct, welcome back. You took some heat in the fall and seemed to get frustrated and signed off.

    If I am wrong, perhaps you could at least tell us what brought you to CSN's Colorectal group?

    What brought me to this site: my family got affected by this disease. I am here not to sell anything or do any harm to anybody. I am very knowledgeable in the medical field and in how to get the information. I am here to help people.

    If you don't want my help and/or don't want me to respond to you posts, just let me know. I will be happy to oblige.

    This is all I will tell you.
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    What brought me to this site: my family got affected by this disease. I am here not to sell anything or do any harm to anybody. I am very knowledgeable in the medical field and in how to get the information. I am here to help people.

    If you don't want my help and/or don't want me to respond to you posts, just let me know. I will be happy to oblige.

    This is all I will tell you.

    Information,

    I'm truly sorry that your family has been affected by colorectal cancer. It's a tough situation for both a patient and their family - I know because I've been on both sides.

    Read again and think about it...I don't think anyone has suggested in this discussion that you were here to sell anything or harm anyone. In fact, most people here appreciate support from anyone who posts a sincere message, whether from someone anonymous or otherwise.

    We reach out to each other not only to give and receive support, but sometimes also for friendship and fellowship in the face of such a frightening disease. Cancer is a journey wrought with uncertainty and sometimes it can be scary beyond words. I'm sure you can understand that this fellowship makes some of us feel less like a lone ranger, which is what brought many of us here in the first place.

    Sorry to intrude. Please keep posting, but please, try not to be so defensive if someone reaches out to you. We're all friends here...
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543

    Do not worry, I am not going to bother you any more. I know a lot about you because I followed your story and I do have a good memory. I thought you would be grateful for my help. But since you feel creepy, I will not bother you any more. I wish you well for the upcoming surgery. May it be successful and the recovery speedy.

    HI Information,
    I'm sorry if I offended you. That wasn't my intention and I didn't feel that you were bothering me. Creepy probably wasn't the best word to use. Anyway , I personally welcome any information that would be helpful so please feel free to respond to my posts.
    Take care,
    Jamie
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    usakat said:

    Information,

    I'm truly sorry that your family has been affected by colorectal cancer. It's a tough situation for both a patient and their family - I know because I've been on both sides.

    Read again and think about it...I don't think anyone has suggested in this discussion that you were here to sell anything or harm anyone. In fact, most people here appreciate support from anyone who posts a sincere message, whether from someone anonymous or otherwise.

    We reach out to each other not only to give and receive support, but sometimes also for friendship and fellowship in the face of such a frightening disease. Cancer is a journey wrought with uncertainty and sometimes it can be scary beyond words. I'm sure you can understand that this fellowship makes some of us feel less like a lone ranger, which is what brought many of us here in the first place.

    Sorry to intrude. Please keep posting, but please, try not to be so defensive if someone reaches out to you. We're all friends here...

    Thank you very much for kind words. You are one of few reasonable and nice people here.

    I have discovered the truth here, and unfortunately it is not exactly as you are describing. So, I have to be defensive because I know.........

    I hope you like your new place in South Carolina :)
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    crazylady said:

    HI Information,
    I'm sorry if I offended you. That wasn't my intention and I didn't feel that you were bothering me. Creepy probably wasn't the best word to use. Anyway , I personally welcome any information that would be helpful so please feel free to respond to my posts.
    Take care,
    Jamie

    Thank you, Jamie.
    I really feel for what you have been and are going through. My prayers are with you. Hugs.
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610

    Thank you very much for kind words. You are one of few reasonable and nice people here.

    I have discovered the truth here, and unfortunately it is not exactly as you are describing. So, I have to be defensive because I know.........

    I hope you like your new place in South Carolina :)

    Thanks Information...Check your e-mail...
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    usakat said:

    Thanks Information...Check your e-mail...

    By the way....we're in NORTH Carolina...
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481

    Tricia,
    With all the stuff you have been through it's good to vent. I appreciate all the posts you have put up for me over the last 9 months. I know the spotting is making you nervous, but it is probably nothing. It's good you are getting it checked out if nothing else for peace of mind. I'll keep you in my prayers as usual.

    Kiersten

    I am so amazed and appreciative of the number of responses and support and advice I have gotten on this issue. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have hesitated to write about it for so long now because it's not directly related to just colon cancer.

    I met with the GYN today. She was very supportive and assured me that we were going to get this taken care of.

    She said that anything like fibroids would have shown on the CT scan. After the exam, she said that everything looked and felt as it should.

    She gave me the top 3 causes she believes it is. She also took a biopsy because she knew it would give me peace of mind. OUCH!!! that hurt. After she took her sample, she said I know this isn't going to be cancer because (1) the uterus is a normal size (with cancer it is usually enlarged); (2) everything was smooth; and (3) she didn't get much "tissue" out (said that with cancer there is usually a lot of "tissue" that comes out). Makes me feel slightly better.

    Her top suspicion is that the chemo caused my ovaries to act sluggish and my hormones could be just slightly off. She strongly believes that I can take a stronger BC pill and get my hormones and ovaries a "reset" and I'll be good as new. She thinks it might take a little bit of patience to find the right pill, that what I am on is an extremely low dose.

    Her second thought is that it might be a polyp on the inside of my uterus, but doesn't really think so because everything was so smooth. We can always do the DNC (don't now if that's how you put it). She also mentioned doing the hysteroscopy but said that our little town doesn't yet have the equipment, but will soon. She doesn't feel this is necessary, yet.

    She also said that the CT would have picked up anything that the ultrasounds would show.

    Anyway, I'm breathing a little easier. My results will hopefully be in on monday and I'll go see her again.

    Tricia
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    chynabear said:

    I am so amazed and appreciative of the number of responses and support and advice I have gotten on this issue. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have hesitated to write about it for so long now because it's not directly related to just colon cancer.

    I met with the GYN today. She was very supportive and assured me that we were going to get this taken care of.

    She said that anything like fibroids would have shown on the CT scan. After the exam, she said that everything looked and felt as it should.

    She gave me the top 3 causes she believes it is. She also took a biopsy because she knew it would give me peace of mind. OUCH!!! that hurt. After she took her sample, she said I know this isn't going to be cancer because (1) the uterus is a normal size (with cancer it is usually enlarged); (2) everything was smooth; and (3) she didn't get much "tissue" out (said that with cancer there is usually a lot of "tissue" that comes out). Makes me feel slightly better.

    Her top suspicion is that the chemo caused my ovaries to act sluggish and my hormones could be just slightly off. She strongly believes that I can take a stronger BC pill and get my hormones and ovaries a "reset" and I'll be good as new. She thinks it might take a little bit of patience to find the right pill, that what I am on is an extremely low dose.

    Her second thought is that it might be a polyp on the inside of my uterus, but doesn't really think so because everything was so smooth. We can always do the DNC (don't now if that's how you put it). She also mentioned doing the hysteroscopy but said that our little town doesn't yet have the equipment, but will soon. She doesn't feel this is necessary, yet.

    She also said that the CT would have picked up anything that the ultrasounds would show.

    Anyway, I'm breathing a little easier. My results will hopefully be in on monday and I'll go see her again.

    Tricia

    This is great news so far! Let's pray for good biopsy results! I would also ask for CA-125 blood test just to feel better for the ovaries.
  • chynabear
    chynabear Member Posts: 481
    Thanks Information,

    I actually had the CA-125 test done (among the other blood tests) in February when I went to see the GP about my cyst because she knew with my history it would give me peace of mind. It came back "normal".
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876
    chynabear said:

    I am so amazed and appreciative of the number of responses and support and advice I have gotten on this issue. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have hesitated to write about it for so long now because it's not directly related to just colon cancer.

    I met with the GYN today. She was very supportive and assured me that we were going to get this taken care of.

    She said that anything like fibroids would have shown on the CT scan. After the exam, she said that everything looked and felt as it should.

    She gave me the top 3 causes she believes it is. She also took a biopsy because she knew it would give me peace of mind. OUCH!!! that hurt. After she took her sample, she said I know this isn't going to be cancer because (1) the uterus is a normal size (with cancer it is usually enlarged); (2) everything was smooth; and (3) she didn't get much "tissue" out (said that with cancer there is usually a lot of "tissue" that comes out). Makes me feel slightly better.

    Her top suspicion is that the chemo caused my ovaries to act sluggish and my hormones could be just slightly off. She strongly believes that I can take a stronger BC pill and get my hormones and ovaries a "reset" and I'll be good as new. She thinks it might take a little bit of patience to find the right pill, that what I am on is an extremely low dose.

    Her second thought is that it might be a polyp on the inside of my uterus, but doesn't really think so because everything was so smooth. We can always do the DNC (don't now if that's how you put it). She also mentioned doing the hysteroscopy but said that our little town doesn't yet have the equipment, but will soon. She doesn't feel this is necessary, yet.

    She also said that the CT would have picked up anything that the ultrasounds would show.

    Anyway, I'm breathing a little easier. My results will hopefully be in on monday and I'll go see her again.

    Tricia

    It sounds really good! I'm so glad you went to get checked out!
    Kirsten