Menopause Management ? Part Three

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Topic Title: Menopause Management ? Part Three
Created On: 09/28/2006 12:59 PM

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 09/28/2006 08:49 PM

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toby459

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Hi Bryn...from what you are saying, I suggest you get a new gyn doctor!...a pap test does not take this long to get results!!...it usually takes no longer than 2 weeks....secondly, he found out you had fibroid tumors & didn't offer you immediate options...he said come back in a couple of weeks.....that's not normal...and when you did return, he didn't remember what you had discussed during your last visit...to me, these are all red flags....also, the only endometrial ablation that has good success with fibroids is the Hydrothermal Ablation.....the Thermachoice balloon ablation is CONTRAINDICATED with a fibroid uterus.....AND, an ablation only necessitates IV sedation, not a general anesthetic....if it were me, I'd shop for a new gyn doctor......I had a thermachoice balloon ablation about 2yrs. ago, & to this date I have no monthly bleeding...but I do not have fibroids....and I had IV sedation....I would be leary of this doctor....depending on how large your fibroids are & if they are inside or outside of the uterus, there are many different treatment options available to you....hope this helps....Kim, RN, BSN, gyn team leader, surgical nurse.
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 09/28/2006 12:59 PM

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I am a 48 year old woman with a history of heavy periods for about the last 5 years.Last May/June I had severe bleeding with clotting that went on for almost a month.I sought medical help at that time and had an ultra-sound which detected several fibroid tumours.My last couple of cycles have been heavy but normal for me and relatively pain free.I saw a gynocologist in July who did a pap test and told me to come back in a couple of months.I was sure at that time he told me that on my next appointment he was going to take a tissue sample to test further for cancer.I saw him again yesterday and my pap test had not come back and when I asked him about doing the other test he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about.Now he has me scheduled for a endometrial ablation in early November and I guess my question is:Should this be done when all other causes have not been ruled out?How safe is this procedure... ie: he is going to have me under general anethetic during the surgery...Is there anyone out there who has had good results / bad results regarding this procedure? If you had to do it again would you?Thank you - Bryn in Vancouver, Canada
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