... Hi, k2539. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all this.
I'm hoping that your colposcopy will show that further treatment is not needed, but if that is not the case I strongly encourage you to get a second opinion before you make any decisions. If possible you should consult with a gyn oncologist, as they are the experts in cancer and pre-cancer.
There really are... (3 replies)
... I'm so sorry to hear what a hard time you've been having. It is possible to have cervical cancer that is not obvious visually, but there are certainly other possible reasons for cervical bleeding. I'm glad you had the pap and it sounds like your gyn has plans for an endometrial biopsy, which is a good idea too. Meanwhile, it can be so stressful to be waiting for tests and... (1 replies)
... Urinary problems are fairly common after menopause due to the loss of estrogen but that would not explain the constipation. Interstitial cystitis is one urinary condition that can cause pain and can be exacerbated by certain foods.
Ovarian cysts (benign or cancerous) and pelvic fluid (a possible indication of a ruptured cyst) should be visible on a transvaginal ultrasound... (2 replies)
... It bled a lot and even she was surprised. Then she did a vaginal ultrasound which showed which she described as a very thick lining. And now wants me to have a biopsy and seemed more concerned about the endometrium but my symptoms and risk factors are more in line with cervical cancer. The pap results will take a week. ... (1 replies)
... Since this cyst has shown up on three ultrasounds, it may need to be surgically removed. The fact that it is complex is somewhat concerning. I say "somewhat" because MOST ovarian cysts are benign. The free fluid in your pelvis is probably just an indication that the cyst has leaked. If you don't have a family history or gene mutation for ovarian cancer (OC) then your lifetime... (6 replies)
... months off and on since forever. Had bad pain a few weeks ago and felt something. Went to ER and then to doc for sonogram. Had a biopsy on Friday. They told her she has a growth on her cervix the size of an orange. She could feel it. ... (1 replies)
... I was scheduled for a colposcopy the next week. My doctor noticed no abnormalities to biopsy but did take an ECC. ... (1 replies)
... but if the cone biopsy had worked for me, I would much rather have gone with that. ... (1 replies)
... Just wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience.
I am currently 45 and have been having annual paps since I was 18, which were always normal. In 2006 at 38, I had a mildly abnormal pap determined to be ASCUS after a colposcopy and a biopsy (benign). I had paps every 6 mos for two years and they were all clear and have been since. This year I went in late... (1 replies)
... So sorry this is all happening at once, particularly with the potential job/insurance change.
My history was different, so I don't have anything to offer that might shed light on your situation. After my diagnosis of AIS, I was not able to get clear margins with a LEEP or a cone biopsy, so eventually I had a hysterectomy.
I'm glad you thought to follow up with your gyn... (2 replies)
... inal ultrasound and the ultrasound doc said my endometrium looked very thick and hard to see through some bleeding still happening but he claimed that the benign biopsy is encouraging and that it could very well be that the biopsy threw off my cycle. Now I have to wait another month and go back for another ultrasound. ... (2 replies)
... Based on my experience, I would recommend that you obtain the biopsy results from the lab or doctor and get a second opinion as well. ... (3 replies)
... But they scheduled me in the next day in late May. I had a colposcopy, and she took 2 biopsy samples. Doctor confirmed that I had HPV. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Lydia, thank you so much for answering my questions and sharing your experience. My Ob/gyn is doing the cone-biopsy. The hysteroscopy I believe is a camera that goes into the uterus so she can see what's going on in there, and the D&C means she will scrape out the Endo-lining. And that along with the cone will be examined in the lab.
I'm so sorry you had the results you... (4 replies)
... C. The cone biopsy will let you know the extent and damage of the cells. Are you having a oncologist due the Cone ? ... (4 replies)
I've never had a abnormal pap, but due to being put on Tamoxifen My gyno doc wanted a base reading of my endometrial lining. The results were: High-grade Squamous Intra eptilhelia cells??? She has scheduled a: Hysteroscopy, D&C, and Cone biopsy. I'm very confused, and wondering if these procedures are really necessary. Have any of you been down this road? If so, can you... (4 replies)
... So I don't know if a cone biopsy is any different...I could be a wait and see at this point. ... (2 replies)
... just got my results back from 6 month post cone biopsy PAP, and they are ASCUS. I wasn't that concerned until I bled 2x after intercourse shortly thereafter. What happens now? ... (2 replies)
... ECC. He did get the ECC tissue but did not do the biopsy because he "saw something" but couldn't get to it right. ... (3 replies)
... The cone biopsy seems much more invasive and I really only want to do the LEEP. I wasn't given any options by the dr, just told to do this one only. ... (2 replies)