SCARED...Gyno appointment tomorrow!

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Registered: 02-12-2010
SCARED...Gyno appointment tomorrow!
Mon, 09-03-2012 - 9:36am

Hi ladies!

I have a gyno appointment tomorrow morning to try and determine what in the blazes is wrong with me. I've been bleeding for I think 38 days now. Most of it has been light but there have been days of spots and heavy days as well. The possibilities online are pretty extensive but only a few that could pertain to me. Cervical/uterine/endometrial cancer (hopefully that is not me but there is no reason to rule it out), fibroids, endometriosis, cysts, hormonal imbalance... Of course, I'm thinking the latter but one never knows. I was hoping I could get a well-woman tomorrow and a blood draw (hormonal mostly) but based on the heavy to moderate bleeding overnight into today, the chances of that are not good. Aside from worry over the possibile diagnosis (or even lack thereof), I worry about pain... I read a post somewhere about an "endometrial biopsy" something mentioned on the phone the other day when discussing possible costs. The lady in that post said it hurt pretty darn bad. I am worried because I have a vaso-vagal response, I pass out basically when confronted with my own health concerns on a doctors table. I seem all calm and relaxed but basically, I think I'm having a panic attack. I passed out twice during one mammogram, a couple of times when they took blood for lab, twice when giving blood (they don't want my blood, too much trouble :smileywink:, a few times when I got shots, once at the dentists office when I got a shot of something in the mouth (I didn't know I was getting a shot or I would have warned them...) and a handful of other times, but strangely, I have never passed out during a pap smear? I have been telling them for years and usually that knowledge helps them avoid it (the mammogram was a shock, I didn't think that would cause me to pass out but it was the new digital kind and she was showing me pics of my own tissue during the mammogram when I passed out, lol). Anyway, to say the least, I'm scared all around. DH will be at work and anyway, I hate being a wimp... I'm usually pretty strong going in there but do anything invasive and I'm out like a light. So, I guess I just needed to share that fear and lean on you fine ladies for support. Here's hoping its nothing major or difficult to figure out, and I'm in and out of there with conclusive results or at least with lab results that are conclusive! Also, I'm hoping I can get something to stop the bleeding. I have gone through 72 regular to super tampons and numerous pads in the past 38 days... I'm freaking over it!!!

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Registered: 09-19-2011
Re: SCARED...Gyno appointment tomorrow!
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 7:27pm

Oh Michele, so much going on with you.  I am very sorry to hear your news. I don't know what to say except that I just hope and pray that everything works out for you.  You deserve it!  

I would not even consider your FSH results since you have no idea what day it was drawn on. 

At least you have some positives going on as well.  keep us informed...



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Registered: 03-28-2010
Re: SCARED...Gyno appointment tomorrow!
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:25am

Michele, hugs!! 

Well, the GOOD NEWS is you went and got it all checked out, so you know a little what is going on.....okay forward to get 'whatever' done to make sure you are healthy (most important).

Stay strong, take a deep breath & just look over the information given & talk it over with DH and take it one day at a time.

We are here for you...sending you hugs & strength your way, my girl!!  :heart:

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend