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Just wanted to check in with you and see how both of you are doing? I found out my uterus is enlarged and I'm scheduled for a vaginal ultrasound. I have not had a period for 5 years. I have not had any bleeding, and I've always been bloated so I don't know if I can claim any other symptoms.
[QUOTE=gingertea;5147527]Just wanted to check in with you and see how both of you are doing? I found out my uterus is enlarged and I'm scheduled for a vaginal ultrasound. I have not had a period for 5 years. I have not had any bleeding, and I've always been bloated so I don't know if I can claim any other symptoms.[/QUOTE]

Hopefully you will be fine. Bleeding is usually first sign with this form of cancer and you have not had that so may be nothing. I have come through this so far well. It is now six weeks since I had the hysterectomy and unfortunately I am still having spotting but the docs don't seem worried. I feel so well it is hard to do nothing - I should rest more. I had lots of biopsies taken from outside the womb and they all proved negative so it was all contained and removed. So thankfully I have not needed radiation or chemotherapy. I feel as if my life has been given back to me. I did have signs of endometriosis which you may have. Once my womb was taken away this was solved. You may have this and if so they will want to monitor it - the worst bit is all the waiting - returning of biopsies etc. In the UK it can take a while but I cannot really fault my treatment. It was only two months from my first having symptoms to the operation and there is an awful lot of scanning and testing needed before you get to the operation stage. It was however two and a half weeks then before I knew it had not spread. I am now on three monthly monitoring. Very best wishes to you.
I asked my doctor why a uterus would enlarge after menopause and she said most likely it would be a fibroid tumor, and sometimes they grow very large! She told me instead of removing the fibroid, they just remove the uterus. I don't have a problem with that.

What kind of biopsy did they do? Was it painful? I've had cervical biopsies taken on 3 occasions and managed those just fine. I've had several vaginal ultrasounds so I know those are not a big deal.

I guess I'm lucky with the medical system in the US. The radiologists office called to schedule the ultrasound in less than 2 hours, and I have it on March 25th. Quick work! I'm really not worried about it. My mother had several different kinds of cancer so my doctors tend to be overly cautious.

My best friend just had a robot assisted hysterectomy and she said it was quick and easy. She didn't even need any pain pills afterwards. Ibuprofen worked fine. I hope it is as easy for you!

Thank you for your answers! I'll keep you posted.
I got my ultrasound results and my doctor is referring me to a gynecologist. I have 3 different types of fibroids, (small), a polyp, and fluid in the uterus they think is blood. It's not clear fluid. I know I have to have the polyp removed, but so far that's all I know. I meet with my regular doctor on Thursday. I just need to ask some questions so when I see the gynecologist I at least have an idea of the problem. After menopause fibroids are supposed to shrink and disappear. I seem to be growing them. How are you all doing? All this is so confusing!





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