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Old 04-26-13, 03:33 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Feeling alittle scared today. Trying to be positive but IDK. A couple of days ago I went for my Annual exam which included a pap smear. Something came back on the pap smear. Now I'm scared. The doctor told me Benign Endrometrial, is what I remember but I now think it was Benign Endrometrial Cells. The doctor told me that alot of women over 40 ,
get this and she's going to make an appointment with a gynecologist.

Fine and dandy. I left the office feeling pretty good because the word "Benign".

I then had an appointment with my Biofeedback lady and did my treatment yesterday, (she's not a doctor) I mentioned this to her also, hoping she will treat me for this along with my other ailments. She was blunt and said it was cancer.

I'm feeling alot of pain under my belly button area and have a bunch of ultrasounds done down there yesterday. Now I'm scared.

I tried looking up information on the internet but it's all so Medical and over my head. It's not clear to me.

My impression is that it's not cancer, as of yet! But maybe I'll be monitored for awhile but I'm also in physical pain too, feeling like I'm cramping down there in between my periods for months now. I thought it was menopause.

Just want to come here today and 'get my worries out'. Last night I was crying. My belief is with cancer if they catch it early enough you can beat it. But I'm scared now. I just want to know what I'm dealing with. I had a pap smear done about 9 months ago and everything came back clear so IDK.

I don't think my Doctor wants me to panic so she tried to be non chalent. But considering I'm in such physical pain, I'm worried. Just want to know the truth.

Just have this feeling that damn I want to do "my bucket list" alll of a sudden. I would be so-o pissed if I drop dead tomorrow, just feel I haven't enjoyed life at all. I'm always saving it for later. IDK.

I'm thinking of re-evaluating what's important to me. Maybe start doing one thing on that bucket list.

IDK. thanks for reading and letting me get my worries out.

Today I have a biopsy on my thyroid. But it's benign nodule that they are looking at. I've had it for years and I'm okay with it. That's why when I heard the word benign this time I was okay with it. IDK. Maybe this could be different? IDK.
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Old 04-26-13, 06:02 AM   #2
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This link may be helpful to you. The advice given seems to be consistent with the other things that I have read on this subject:

Endometrial cells found in pap test. Ultrasound done. What does the value signify? - Premium questions
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I think what Super found for you is good information.

I had endometriosis (not necessarily your condition) for a period of time in my 20's and went through one laparoscopy initially to clean everything up, then a few years later got into a healthcare system where I explained about my history and they did numerous biopsy procedures to monitor cellular changes over time. Eventually I got good advice from a doctor outside of the system I was in about what to do about my case. It had become such a stress and I felt like I wasn't being helped with the medical advice I had.

Starting with the new doctor really changed a lot for me and gave me a lot of peace of mind. What he told me was that the when they repeat biopsies in close succession in the same exact tissue area, it irritates the cells and can give the false impression of bad cell changes because they are constantly healing from the damages done by the prior biopsy(s). I checked other sources and found out that was true, but my doctors in the medical system I was in at the time NEVER said that or anything!!!! Based on my experiences in this area I would highly recommend that if you are not comfortable with the advice, procedures, documented findings, or ANYTHING in your treatment, go find more information, another answer.

Medical information can become such a mess to understand if you don't get the right explanation and understand in plain language what they really mean. I would first get a copy of your diagnoses and all pertinent information such as lab results if they ran a panel on your tissues. That way you have a copy for yourself and so that other professionals if you consult them can see what is written down about it. If there is anything that is not written down that the doctor tells you, write that down as well. Ask your doctor what all of it means for your case! Feel free to do your homework outside of what your immediate doc tells you if you are not satisfied with the information you have already.
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Thanks Super, I took a read of it. I don't know what my numbers are maybe have to ask next time.
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Hottea654, Thanks for the reply. Just nervous, I went for a biopsy on my thyroid today. It was benign previously also. I feel okay with that I made a comment to the doctor there and she didn't seemed concerned. I get ultrasounds next week, I'll wait for the phone call and go again. Be more ready and prepared.

A few years ago I did get checked for cancer and everything was fine then. Just need more explanation now I suppose. I'll be more prepared.

Being 44 years old, I don't want to lose my reproductive organs. I haven't had kids, as stupid as that sounds. I may want kids later. I don't want this to be taken away from me. That's my real fear. I suppose you always have that hope. IDK, stupid I know.
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try not to stress over it or over think it, it sounds like it something they just want to keep an eye on, if they thought it was cancer they wouldn't be so nonchalant about it
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Thanks Surfcaster! I did my biopsy on my thyroid. I feel confident about that one. Even the Dr taking the sample didn't think it was necessary. But we did the biopsy anyway.

Just I feel so much pain down in the area below my belly button I know something is going on. Just really want to keep my reproductive organs!
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Hysterectomy is normally a last resort. They should give you other options for treatment first and it could be that it will not even come up as an option. Try not to worry but at the same time do all the research you can so that when the time does come you are well informed and will be better able to make an informed dicision on what you want. If the doctors start speaking to you in Latin, ask then to explain it in plain English. I have an unfair advantage as understand a lot of the Latin. Never be afraid to ask endless questions. I found doing this helped me get through as I fully understood what was what and what was going to happen.
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Thanks MB. I'm tired of stressing right now. So, I'll wait for the ultrasounds to come back. I think the doctor will call me then. Just to stressed to deal with it and too worried right now.

When I was getting my biopsy done today on my thyroid the doctor there said benign is a good word but that was about it. She didn't seem concerned or wanted to get involved more. So here's hoping.

I've got quite abit of pain down there and sometimes cramping like my periods.

I'll try to educate myself more next week on it too. In Canada the medical system moves very slowly. My doctor wants to send me to a Gynecologist but the last time she did that it took 10 months to see her. So I'll have lots of time to read up and educate myself. So friggin slow.

I was worried too and almost gave up and then they finally told me that I had an appointment. If the doctor office doesn't get a hold of me in 3 weeks to tell me about my specialist appointment then I have to call them. In my last gynecologist appointment after 6 months I gave up calling them. I think I have polyps and that's why she sent me.

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