In the Process of Ruling Out Uterine Cancer Going Crazy
I'm not sure if I should even be posting as I haven't been diagnosed with cancer and this whole whirlwind has come about in a matter of a few days.
I don't know who to talk to about this. I'm terrified of whats coming and then I wish that it was just over and I had an answer.
This started this past Friday with some spotting after 4 years being post menopausal. I'm 51 and have an 11 year old son at home.
I tried to not worry about the dark brown spotting; then the next morning, there was even more, red but not bright red, but still wasn't heavy flow.
I ended up at ER and the doctor on call verified I was definitely bleeding from the vagina (I was unsure since the amount was small and I have had many days where it felt kinda like I had a urinary tract infection.) Long story short I had a trans vag US done which showed enlarged uterus, both ovaries had follicles??? and with the endometrial lining thickened. I was discharged with a diagnosis of endometrial hyperplasia and the ER doctor sternly saying to get to the gynecologist on Monday because if it wasn't cancer it could turn into cancer. She kind of scared me. I've had a few small clots and what looks like tissue when I pee.
uterus 8.8 X 4.3 X 4.2 cm anteverted uterus
several nabothin cyst within cervix 0.5-0.7 cm 5-7 mm
echogenic calcification lower segment of uterus and cervix
endometrial thickness is 0.7 cm or 7 mm
rt ovary 2.7 X 2.5 X 2.5 cm some follicles noted
lft ovary 3.3 X 2.6 X 2.4 cm some follicles noted
I was never on any HRT and the last time my hormone levels were checked my Estrogen was low, FSH and LH respectively in somewhat normal ranges, the only weird thing that still bugs me is prolactin at below low normal (1.1)
Today I was able to see the gyn and not much happened other than him telling me stuff I'd already googled the heck out of like when there's post meno. bleeding of any kind; they don't like to see that.
So now they're scheduling me for an endometrial biopsy to be done outpatient at the hospital because he said it would be painful =/ IDK why I'm posting this. Its kind of stupid. I did wonder why they didn't order any labs for cancer markers since the 1st hour of my appointment was spent going over all my family that has passed or family that survived due to cancer. Breast cancer is prevelant on both sides, colon on my mom's side and my mom had lung cancer and wasn't diagnosed until she was Stage IV and she passed only a few months later January 2016. Shoot this is making me sad.
I guess maybe I thought some of you who have been down this road could shed some light on what's going on? What do I do?
Thank you and I'm sorry for the long ramble.
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