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painfull lump has developed

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Joined: Feb 2004

hi, I'm the same Julie that left the message about post menopausal bleeding...now this strange lump has appeared & its painfull & it seems solid & stuck (cannot move it around) its seems to be located on the lower portion of my pelvic bone (bikini front area)..what the hell could this be???

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Joined: Feb 2004

Hi Julie,

I read both of your posts. Because it does not appear from your posts that you have determined the cause of your abnormal vaginal bleeding, and given your family cancer history, I would suggest that you consult with a gynecologic oncologist. These are gynecologists with several years additional specialized training in diagnosing and treating women with gynecologic malignancies and premalignant conditions.

If I were you, I would ask my gynecologist for a referral to a gynecologic oncologist, if you need a referral to see a specialist. You need to promptly determine the cause of the variety of symptoms you are experiencing before effective treatment can begin.

Best of luck to you.


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Joined: Mar 2004

hi, julie. my mother (61 yrs) was dx with uterine cancer (4b), mets liver. she had a painful lump in the lower abdomen also. She had a full hysto 1 1/2 years ago, but she just found out that the path reports from that surgery were positive for adenocarcinoma (1a). her original ob/gyn failed to tell her. GO SEE A GYNECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGIST ASAP.

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Joined: Jan 2004

Julie, you don't happen to live near Baltimore, do you? Not that it matters where you live, but I have a good gynecological oncologist there. Never mind being recommended by doctors, this one is recommended by NURSES. ;)

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