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by mikeysgirl1091 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Where do I begin. A few years back, I started to have some spotting problems and was suffering from a bloody discharge in between periods and sometimes after sex. I decided to go and see my ob/gyn to discuss these matters, along with my very irregular, severely heavy and painful periods. Im not sure, if it was because of my age or not, but my ob/gyn did not seem the least bit concerned with my symptoms. In the mean time, my pap smears started coming back abnormal. I later found out I had 3 high risk HPV strians (16, 18, 31.) When I found out I was devastated and asked how this could be possible (I only had sex with one person, the man I married.) My ob/gyn at the time dryly answered "well, obviously, your husband must have slept with someone else. I was not pleased with his far from nice bed side matter but still seen him routinely for my cervical problems. In the midst of the constant cervical screenings, my ob/gyn NEVER once looked into my above symptoms and kept on trying to push different kinds of birth controll pills to elevate my symptoms (while never investigating why I had the problem to begin with.)
A few years went by (still abnormal paps and uterine symptoms) and I was getting no answers, so I decided to switch ob/gyns this past June. My new ob/gyn is a God sent and ordered an aray of tests along with a colposcopy (my first despite all the cervical problems, I had 3 biopsies just taken today) and a transvaginal ultrasound. Last week, I received a telephone call and she had informed me that the ultrasound picked up an area inside my uterus that measured 18 mm in thickness, which she said and I quote is "abnormally large." I was informed I need surgery and have to have this biopsied as soon as possible. She wants to wait until next week to set up surgery (when my cervical biopsies are in) in order to see if I need cervical surgery as well (as she can do both at the same time.)
Even in the worst case scenerio (cancer) I know it is highly treatable but I am so sacred none the less. I am 32 years old and have 3 children and a husband to look after. I guess, more than anything, I came here because Im finding it hard to relate to anyone, even though my family and friends are all being highly supportive. I also wanted to know if anyone else here had such a thick endometrial lining and what their outcomes and treatments were. Thank you for listening.
by Birdlover1 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Hi from Australia,
People must think how strange I am replying to all these different queries but I have a family history of cancer and have had it in 3 locations all unrelated and I am still here!
I had the same I was 45, no children. Always had awful periods, intermitant bleeding, lots of investigation and after one particular heavy bleed was sent to a Gyno. He detected a large growth, did a biopsy and I had a hysterectomy.He wanted to take my ovaries as well becuase of my mother's cervical/ovarian cancer, but we did a deal (because of hormones) to keep the ovaries and have them ultrsounded every 2-3 months.
I felt fantastic, no terrible periods to put up with and it's been 15 yrs clear. He actually did the hysterectomy vaginally which is more difficult for the surgeon but better recovery for the patient. He said if he got in and it was too large or other complications he would have to open me, but didn't have to.So no cut only 2 tiny nicks and it was a good...allow for a 5week recovery. I had a week in hospital and you cannot lift anything and do need the 5 weeks of rest as your tunmmy is full of stitches inside.
Good luck and blessings
by princesstiff200 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 01:50 AM
hi mikeysgirl1091 ;
I don't have the answers your looking for because I have not gone far in my process. I actually thought I might learn a lil from you along the way. I am 24 and have been officially diagnosed with endometriosis. My diffrent gynos have advised a hysterectomy after then many pill pushing and shots gallore. I always said no i wanted kids. Well know I have two kids and a tubal ligation under advise of gyno. I decided I couldn't take the pain anylonger and decided for the hystorectomy. I have it scheduled for the end of this month. I did a preop ultrasound last week. Today I went in and my gyno told me on top of this he scheduled a EMB for this friday; my endomitrum is abnormally thick and he wants to biops for cancer. Now i'm nervous I thought you might have the answers to the thick endometrum before I do . Thanks
by AvsHusband on Fri Jun 18, 2010 05:39 PM
There is a section on this website that addresses endometrial cancer. The people there may be able to provide you with some of the answers that you seek.
by sonachavan on Sun Jul 18, 2010 05:18 AM
Hi! I am 35 years old. two kids and a husband. I have very heavy periods and also spotting in between periods. i underwent pelvic ultrasonography and it showed my uterus lining or the Endometrium Thickness as 14 mm. My gynac ask me to do curittage of the uterus. the tissue from the uterus has been sent for lab testing. will update further on this. till than keep smiling all of u.
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