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Jan 22, 2020 08:34AM
Just updating for anyone with similar issues who might be following this.
Yesterday I had an endometrial biopsy. I had seen a gyn back in October after the first instance of postmenopausal bleeding and at that time it was found I had a thickened endometrium. The gyn wanted a biopsy done within 2 weeks, but I put it off back then.
That was a male gyn and I am more comfortable with a woman, so I asked to be switched to a female gyn and met her yesterday when she did the biopsy. She seems as though she had just reviewed my previous ultrasound and CT reports from October just before meeting with me and I don't know if she actually looked at the images.
As soon as she finished doing the biopsy (which was painful and I wish I had been told to take some pain meds beforehand, but oh well), she said the results would take 1-2 weeks but regardless of the results, she was scheduling a D&C hysteroscopy with polypectomy.
Not looking forward to that, as the biopsy itself was so painful for me.
I asked her why she was scheduling it, did she think something felt abnormal (this procedure was not done via ultrasound - she just inserted the tools and took some tissue samples, so she wasn't really looking closely at my uterus or endometrium). She didn't really answer. She just told me that if the results come back showing cancer, I'd be referred to another specialist. (Not very comforting, but some docs are just not careful with their words.)
She did say based on the ultrasound from October, my endometrium was too thick and has cystic spaces. She did not feel I had fibroids. She also is concerned that the 1.5 cm ovarian cyst that was seen on both CT and ultrasound was just casually mentioned and she wants to follow up on that with ultrasound in a few weeks. She said since I'm in menopause, her expectation is that by the time we follow up, it should have disappeared and if it hasn't, she may want to do further testing.
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