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Rhonda:

Do you know if ovarian cancer can be detected from an endometrial biopsy? I know it can detect uterine cancer.

Thanks, BC

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Hey BillieCat,

I'm still waiting for the results of my biopsy (should have them in the next day or two). I felt kind of "off" the rest of the day after I had it done - tired, crampy, etc. Didn't have a lot of bleeding, just slightly more than normal (normal for me lately is some constant light spotting - just enough to have to wear a pantyliner). I think I took some more ibuprofin after I got home, too.

I'll be sure to let you know what they say with the results.

When are you going for yours?


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Hi Tbunny:

Thanks for your info. I am taking that day off of work and the day after - next Thurs & Fri.
This month has been strange - the spotting turned into bleeding before the period started. The bloating and other problems were also magnified this month more than any other. He said I didn't ovulate at least twice these past few months.

I wrote a thread in the Gyn. section to see what other women have to say....
I am glad you are okay and just have some spotting. I know when they read you the risks it is scary but nothing bad usually happens.
It would be nice to get some answers. I know you have the situation of not having periods although you are not in menopause. I may either have polyps/fibroids, hormonal changes, or pre-cancerous hyperplasia. I never had children so I don't know how he is ever going to stretch my cervix!!
But I suppose he can do it while I am out.....
Anwyay, did your doctor ever mention Polycystic ovarian disease to you?

Take care!

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Taking the day of and the day after off work is a smart idea!

I've never had kids, either, so my cervix was also an issue. She did manage to get it to open enough to get the instrument in there (but I don't wanna know how!). So far they haven't really discussed any of the possiblities with me re: specific diseases. I think she was waiting for the results to come back before going into any depth.

Over the weekend, I started taking Midol trying to alleviate some of the PMS-type symptoms I've been having (mostly bloating and breast tenderness). I don't know if it will work as well as I'm hoping, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

I'll look at the Gyn section to see what kind of responses you're getting. The more information we have, the better off we'll be!

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Hi Tb:

I guess it is just you and I for this endo biopsy discussion, both in this thread and the Gyn thread that no one wrote to ....

I hope you finally get to feel better soon! I am not looking forward to next Thursday, but maybe by being knocked out I won't tense up so that may help a little bit.

It is a good idea to keep informed about what can be going on so you know what to ask your doctor, but this is a very tricky area of the body! The hormonal interplay along with other health issues that affect menstruation is so complex that it gets so hard to understand - and I even studied pre-med for awhile.

My husband is concerned about ovarian cancer since I have those symptoms and it is named the silent killer. I am not sure this biopsy can even detect that but hopefully my transvaginal ultrasound would have picked that up (it only showed the thick uterus). I think the problem with ovarian cancer's symptoms is that they are very general and can show up with other problems in the body.

I do remember seeing you on the MNK forum :O)
I will send good thoughts your way for a positive result. Even when things don't turn out "normal" on these tests there is still a lot of good things they can do.
I hope your overall health is good so you can get through this strange thing happening to the uterus.....

Take care !!!

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Hi BillieCat,

No, ovarian cancer cannot be detected through an endometrial biopsy.

An endometrial biopsy is used to screen for endometrial cancer, as well as help determine the cause of abnormal menstrual periods.

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Tbunny,

Have you received your biopsy results yet? Waiting is the hardest part!

BTW - I love the photo of the bunny...too cute.

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BillieCat,

I hope all goes well with your biopsy. I understand what you are going through. It's difficult not knowing exactly what is going on with your body.

Please keep us posted.

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Update - I have an appt tomorrow to review the results of the biopsy and get a "pre-surgery" work up. Next week (Thurs) I will be having the scope and a D&C. Fortunately, I will be knocked out for it (hooray). BillieCat, is that the same day you're going for yours? Wondertwin power: happy thoughts! I will just be happy to get through this next step and closer to some answers. And I will definitely follow your lead and take a day or two off work!

We have also not said anything to my mom/family so far - she's a worrier and I don't want to stress her out with the waiting. I'm a fan of one step at a time, gather facts and form a plan of action then fretting about the "what ifs".

(Rhonda, the bunny is a former foster of mine - Kirby - who was/is absolutely adorable. He got a wonderful home and is the light of his adopter's life!)

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Hi Tb:

Yes, next Thursday is my D&C and scope at the hospital - what a coincidence. I will be off Thurs & Friday of next week - I would advise you to do the same if possible!!
No aspirin, Vit E, fish oil, ginger for this week.

I will do the pre-test tomorrow - a blood test & physical.
I saw your post in the gyn section - I would also like to hear everyone's reaction to the procedure afterwards.
I heard there is slight pain and bleeding. That is not something I will be looking forward to but I will think positively....I will be happy just to have that and nothing major.

My mom is the biggest worrier! She knows of the test but I never let the doctors give out any result of mine to anyone but me. My husband is also a worrier but my mom has made a career out of it.

Let us know tomorrow what the biopsy says!

I also love your bunny pic and Rhonda, that dog is so sweet. Animals mean the world to me!

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