Women's Health Issue-Can you help! Probably Not For You Guys...

@Opal26 (17690)
United States
September 7, 2012 3:06am CST
As my friend's might have noticed my absence for awhile I have decided to make a few discussions to explain some of the things that have been going on and get some opinions. One of the issues is a bit embarrassing since it is a serious and scary "women's health issue" I will have to explain in a bit more detail so that I might get someone here who may have experienced something similar. I went for my "yearly "gyno exam" and my Dr. had me go for a sonogram. (She's too thorough and quiet the alarmist). They found "fluid" surrounding my Uterus. Apparently, this is abnoral. She tried to take a biopsy and couldn't do it because my cervix wouldn't cooperate! She sent me to an Oncolgy Surgeon who also tried to do the biopsy and and told me my Cervix was (locked shut). Well, excuse me! Now I am scheduled for a surgical procedure on 9/26, at the hospital-out-patient. The oncology surgeon is going to have to cut through the cervix to do a D & C to get the biopsy of the tissue and cells to see if I have Uterine Cancer and if so then I have to have a hysterectoy. I worked for Gynoclogistd so I, unfortunately know that I have a few of the symptoms and it's not good! I am scared to death! There is still a chance that it could be nothing....but. So, I was wondering it anyone ever heard of this situation. None of my friends did and that just made me feel worse. If anything please just pray for me...Opal
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22 responses
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Sep 12
HI OPAL, I had wondered about u . I'm so sorry u are having these kind of problems. I hope & pray that everything will turn out positive for u.I haven't heard about anyone w/this situation but that doesn't mean a thing. Since i don't work anymore i don't see a whole lot of people. WISH U THE VERY BEST!!!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi AL! I'm here, I've been reading your discussions and as always love them. Just haven't been able to concentrate much on my responding. Have alot going on besides this nightmare. Will try to be here and respond more and maybe it will keep my mind off this while I'm waiting for my surgery.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Thank u. Bless your heart, i'll be glad when the surgery is behind u. Waiting like that drives me nuts.So glad to hear from u. Sending many blessings your way.
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
7 Sep 12
There is a strong line of Uterine cancer in our family. Both my sister and I elected to take the more drastic measures after we watched other family members. As soon as the doctor "noticed" something we elected to bypass the biopsy. In our experience that caused more issues than it fixed. We elected to get hysterectomies. Neither of us asked to know the results of the tissue sampled and we have been happily living our lives. Mine was 10 years ago and hers was 12 years ago. I will be happy to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi Trensue! I am doing what they tell me because they aren't sure if it is nothing or if it is cancer. I don't have any family history so I will just have to wait and see. I am scared and hate the waiting, but I have no choice. I do have some symptoms that are not good. Thank you for your prayers and it is great to hear from you as always!
@deazil (4547)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I have tried to find something about a locked cervix and the only references my search comes up with are regarding pregnant women. But for cervical cancer I found this site. I have used this site for many things. It has very good information about everything (illnesses) It is a homeopathic website. www.earthclinic.com/CURES/cervical-cancer.html I hope it provides some kind of help or guidance or you. I'm sorry you are having this type of problem. Hopefully you will come through everything alright. I wish you well.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
I'm sorry I cannot help you with this one. I had a D&C procedure in November 2006 because of a blighted pregnancy. I just feel like I need to respond to this only to give you encouragement that it might not be something serious. I will include you in my prayers.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Hi toniganzon! I appreciate the prayers! I also had a D&C for the same reason many years ago. This one is a bit different since I am definitely not pregnant and they need to use the "fluids and tissues" to check for abnormal or cancerous cells. Thanks again for the kind words.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Sorry to hear about your problems Opal. I was worried about you when I hadn't seen you in awhile. I don't want to make you feel worse, but that's not something I'd ever heard of either. I do hope everything turns out ok. Please keep us posted!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi kats! I'm still here! Just dealing with alot of unpleasant stuff right now. Will explain in my next discussion. I worked for a Gyno Doc and I never heard of this either. I will keep evryone informed. My Pre-Op visit to my regular Doc is next week and the surgery is Sept. 26th. It is Ambulatory Surgery, meaning I will go home the same day. The worst part will be waiting a week for the results.
• United States
9 Sep 12
I can imagine how nerve racking that will be. Try to keep your mind off it as much as possible. I hope it goes smoothly and the results are good!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I wish I could have heard from you under different circumstances, I really don't know what that means either and I hate to say it but i never ever been to an Gynecologist cause I'm afraid what they might find. I have some female issues but I figure if it doesn't hurt or make me uncomfortable why mess with it. i hope everything works out for you and I keep you in my thoughts. I missed talking to you
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi missy! Always great to hear from you. I have one more discussion to explain what else has been going on. I don't like to hear that you have never been to a Gynecologist! You need to go. If I didn't go for my routine test I wouldn't know there were certain things wrong that I've already had taken care and they turned out ok. I know it's scary, but woman have to stay pro-active and get checked out! Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts! I miss talking to you too!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
9 Sep 12
@BarBaraPrz (20692)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Sep 12
Can they not do a needle biopsy? Hope everything turns out ok and that you're "up and at 'em real soon".
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi Barbara! They tried to do a sort of biopsy, but they couldn't get past my Cervix even with this tiny thin instrument. That is why I have to have this biopsy/surgery where they will have to cut open the Cervix to get through to the Uterus so they can get the sample of the fluid that they need.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Of course you will be in my prayers. But aren't you lucky that you have Doctors who care enough about doing a good job that they insist you go through these proceedures. Hopefully if it turns out to be a cancer they will be able to get it all. Love and blessings to you.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi Pat~ Thanks for the blessings. I am told by my Primary Care Doc that this Doc is the best. I sure hope so! It's the waiting that is unbearable.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
I am so sorry to know about your condition. I hope it is nothing serious. I wish you well.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Thank you jenny. I appreciate your concern. I need all the "well wishes" I can get.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
9 Sep 12
Oh dear Opal26 have missed you here on mylot and your post just breaks my heart. I am so so sorry to hear these news and I hope its not Cancer and you will be fine soon. Lots of hugs to you my dear friend. Whenever you need to rant I am only a pm away from you.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
10 Sep 12
Hi Ritter! Great to see you to! Been having alot of stuff going on besides this so haven't been around much lately. My mom was diagnosed with Dementia in November and we have had some serious issues with that. (Will explain that horror in another discussion). I am going for my pre-op with my regular Doc on Tuesday. Am also having trouble with my Liver values, possibly from my Cholesterol meds so have been on and off them trying to get that issues straight! Not having fun this year at all!
• Lippstadt, Germany
10 Sep 12
hi dear Opal, I remember you wanting to visit your Mom and you are scared of the flight...... and I remember your mom getting sic k with dementia. I am only a pm away if you need help. Love you lots and lots of hugs to you.
@AmbiePam (50056)
• United States
8 Sep 12
I have wondered what happened to my sis. I figured it was something to do with your mother. I'll be praying for you. I'll help send positive thoughts your way!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi my lil' sis! There have been alot of stuff going on and alot of it has to do with my mom and trying to get the Power of Attorney away from her thief lawer! I also am having problems with my Liver. My doc doesn't know if it's the Lipitor, my cholesterol med that is causing it so he keeps taking me off it, putting me back and the Liver values keep elevating! He even asked me if I had been drinking and when I said no he asked me "do I swear"? That isn't a good thing! And of all the times I would probably want to drink, I can't! Lucky for me I am continuing my Sobriety! I miss you! and love, Les
@ShyBear88 (18035)
• United States
8 Sep 12
I have never heard of this for sure. I'll keep your in my prays and good luck with everything. I hope it's not cancer either and just something that is a quick and easy fix.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi ShyBear~ Thanks so much for the prayers. Nobody's ever heard of this and I worked for OB/GYN's and never heard of a Cervix "locking". But, apparently the can and mine did! So, it just is making it more difficult to get the biopsy done.
@ShyBear88 (18035)
• United States
9 Sep 12
I bet it makes it difficult.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 12
Sweetie I am so sorry to hear this and I hope it will all be ok you know I am thinking of you always do Try not to work yourself up to much I have not heard of it no have you tried to read up on it Sweetie My thoughts are with you always sweet
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Oh my gabs! It is so wonderful to hear from you! I have been thinking about you and the lil' man! I hope you are both doing alright. I have been having some other health issues and issues with my mom and her health and her lawyer. Everything is such a mess right now! I miss you and Gissi and so do his cousins Star & Luna. We love you~
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 12
Sweet we are doing fine and I have tried to call you a few times Please you know I am here if you need me We love you to
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Sep 12
sorry no never heard of a cervix locking up I know mine fell and I had to had a hisorectomy when I was 42 looks like you have has several opinions that they cant get biopsy any other way. was ownder i fthey cant test the fluid around it before surgery? sending energies that all goes well with what ever you have to have done hugsssssssssssssssssss
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi Lakota! Great to hear from you! How are you feeling? I am just trying to stay calm (that's not really working) and waiting to have the procedure done on the Sept. 26th. Thanks for the energies~need all I can get!back at ya
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Sep 12
DOing ok and your welcome hugsssssssssssssssssss
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
9 Sep 12
Ohhhh God how pain is bearing I can imagine. But still I not heard about this cancer and not know about this type of disease. My daughter is suffering from continues blooding since last six months and when she take tablet mypill bleeding is stop and when leave the tablet again start. Dr. said after sonography she suffer from polyeste overy syndrome. Some bubbles on Left and right overy and dr. said this problem is not curable. We both daughter and me worry about this.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
10 Sep 12
Hi fantabulus~ If your daughter is bleeding from taking Birth Control Pills than she should stop. I had bad side effects from when I took them years ago and had to stop them. If your daughter has cysts on her ovaries that can be corrected with surgery. Maybe you should take her to see another doctor?
• United States
8 Sep 12
I have has some abnormal paps but nothing to this extent. I don't know why that could have come up but i do hope all works out for you. Some times the weired things happen.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
9 Sep 12
Hi dlataya! Actually the pap was normal? I've had abnormal ones before and some biopsies, but this is something completed different. Will let evryone know what happens when I find out~
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
8 Sep 12
I understand how you feel as earlier this year i had abnormal bleeding and it was not normal period. I went through papsmear and i was advised to have a biopsy as well.. but i still did not go and had a biopsy till now.. as i am also scared like you and well the bleeding stopped now and its been months since i have abnormal bleeding and hopefully it was just nothing. i know the feeling of something bad will happen at the same time a part of you is praying it is nothing at all..but maybe like me you will also find comfort in praying and holding on to your Faith that somehow you will get better and it will all be fine. you have my prayers.
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@patgalca (14590)
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 Sep 12
I have to say I have never heard of this kind of medical situation. I am sorry you have to go through this and will keep you in my prayers. Since last fall I have been undergoing mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsy and then the same thing again. Finally I will be going for surgery in a couple of weeks to have a lump removed. I have seen pathology test results and know what I have always known - I DO NOT HAVE CANCER. I refuse to believe that I do. For one thing I believe God does not give us more than we can handle. Dealing with fibromyalgia for the past 15 years, I KNOW I could not handle cancer. The other reason is there is no cancer in my family anywhere. I know that's not a guarantee but I feel my odds are good. I hope your's are too. (((((HUGS)))) Good luck.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi pat! I had a lump removed about 6 years ago and it was benign. I will pray for you too. I also have Fibromyalgia and sacarilitis. I was just diagnosed this year. I am in extreme pain so I know how you feel. I have my Primary Doc on "High Alert"(lol) because he knows I can't deal with anything! He wrote me the cutest email back when I told him what was going one. I know he'll be there for me so that makes me feel a little better. All my Docs are connected to one huge medical group which shares computers so he can see exactly what's going on. If you want to talk in private send me a PM~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Opal it's so nice to see you but not a good thing to read your discussion. Of course you have my prayers! My daughter went through a few things earlier this year and had to have a hysterectomy. She had fibrous cysts on her uterus. She also had cysts on the outside of her uterus the size of grapefruit!!! She is fine now and we'll cross our fingers that you are too!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi jill~ Sorry to hear about your daughter, but glad they found the fibroids. They told me I have one small one, but nothing to worry about. It seems to be this fluid that they are worried about. If they could have just done the regular biopsy I would have known by now, but since they couldnn't I have to have this surgical produre which is much more invasive. I have no choice. I just wish I didn't have to wait so much longer. Thanks for the prayers!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Sep 12
I am glad to see you back again but i was mia for about six months too. You will feel better once this is diagnosed Opal. It is the not knowing that is troublesome and scary. Once something has a name then you know exactly what you are up against. I promise to pray for you and your recovery and that it is not cancer. But if it is then it is being caught early and the US has the best treatment for cancers in the world.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Sep 12
Hi cyn! It's so great to see you back! How are you feeling? I was reading the updates on your progress and sooooo happy you are doing better and back with us! I really appreciate all my "lotter friends" being here for me and sending prayers for me! It worked for you! I still have 3 weeks until the surgery and the waiting is difficult. I haven't been here much for awhile now myself. I have a very serious issue with my Mom who was diagnosed with Dementia in November and her lawyer who we believe is stealing her money. So I have been dealing with that and some other health issues too. My doc took me off Lipitor, my Cholesterol meds because it seems to be killing my Liver! Like I said I've been a bit distracted lately~