Topic: Back from the doctor
So I got the all clear from my ct scans last week. Great news, but didnt explain what was causing the lower abdominal pain. I was sent back to the gyneocologist today who did another vaginal ultrasound to investigate what was up. Again no cancer, just a "blister" on my ovary and she thinks that some of the pain might be endometriosis sinking its teeth into me. She thought that perhaps I should have lyproscopic surgery to firmly diagnos endometriosis and clean out those girl pipes to help with the pain. We are going to wait on it though. I was taken off the pill after my resection to give my half liver a chance to heal and (sorry for the tmi, but it might help other women) now my periods are heavier and longer which might be causing the flair up. I was diagnosed with possible endometriosis about 15 years ago, but since you need surgery to definately diagnos it and since it can be somewhat controlled with birth control and pain medicine, my doctor didnt want to put me through a surgery unless things got worse or I was having a problem conceiving children. So still no definate diagnosis, but possible endometrriosis. We are discussing getting back on the pill to control the periods which hopefully will lessen the pain, but I need to hear from the liver specialist first to get permission. But the best news is that the doctor didnt see anything wrong with me that would exclude me having children if I can stay cancer free for another 14 months!
Arent you men lucky you dont have to deal with such things? But I must say vaginal ultrasounds are uber neat!
36 year old patient with buckets of hope