Ultrasound results

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Registered: 06-10-2001
Ultrasound results
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:12pm

While I have not seen my doctor yet, I have seen the results of the ultrasound(love having access to my file online). I have thickened endometrium to 1.39cm and a right uterine fibroid 5.8cm in diameter. I'm scheduled for surgery on Nov 12th but that now needs to be rescheduled due to work conflict. Surgery is a hysteroscopy, fractional d & c, possible myomectomy and polypectomy. I had thought of cancelling surgery altogether, because basically I don't want to deal with it and may not be able to afford it, but knowing I have a fibroid at almost 2.5 inches in diameter I better deal with it. I'm still undecided about going on birth control.

The gal who is having to reschedule my surgery is not happy with me. This is the 3rd time she has had to schedule it. I am trying to work around my work schedule so I am not taking time off from work AND having to find someone available who can drop me off and pick me up. Soemtimes being single has its disadvantages.

Thank you, Barb 

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Registered: 06-10-2001
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 1:35am

Sorry for the delay in replying, I have been out of town with limited internet, cost too much to pay for it at the hotel.

I am 49yrs old, I have had heavy cycles in the past few years but not like I had in July or the one night in Sept. My regular Dr has told me I was in peri but that was some time ago. I still haven't had an actual period since Sept, if you can call that a period. I have been having a mucus discharge with some blood to it but not actually bleeding. I still think I am in meno, even though I am not having any of the other symptoms of it. Thyroid is regulated with meds. I'm working on getting the weight off.

He did not say why he thought I was not in meno, just that my hormones are out of balance. He has not ordered any blood work yet, that will be done for the pre-op. Surgery is the 20th and I have no intention of cancelling it or rescheduling it.

Thank you, Barb


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Registered: 04-30-2000
Thu, 10-25-2012 - 5:13pm

Barb, how old are you? Perimenopause is the time before meno and can last up to 10 to 15 years. The normal age range for meno is 46 to 53 with the average being 51. Many drs still don't believe that perimenopause even exists. The FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) is not reliable because our hormones change not just day to day but hour to hour.

Did he say why you weren't in meno by chance?

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Registered: 06-10-2001
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 11:09pm

Met with my doctor today. Apparently fibroids are common so he is not too concerned about it. Surgery is now scheduled for Nov 20th with pre op on the 14th. I should be able to make those dates! lol He's still thinking that my hormones are out of whack. So what else is new! As for messing up my cycle, no chance of that. I haven't had a normal cycle for about a year. I've been kinda liking not having a cycle. He said I was not in menopause. Once we get the results back from the biopsy then we'll discuss options. Thank you for the link to the Oasis, I'll check out the options there. 

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 10:42am

Have you discussed the option of a total hysterectomy instead of all of the other combined procedures?  Not poking fun at you, Barb, just wondering if you might be better served having the source of the problems removed instead of each individual problem. You can read a bit about the various kinds of hysterectomies at our Oasis. Just follow this link to take you directly to that page.

Just know that once a doctor has disturbed your 'inards' by doing any of the things that you currently have scheduled your ovaries my very well rebel and quit functioning normally anyway.  That could mess with your menstrual cycles and hormone levels for some time to come.

Hope you can get your surgery scheduled in a way that will work best for you - on *your* time schedule!  Please keep us posted on how things are going, Barb.

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