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post #31 of 39
i, too had a biopsy done 2 weeks ago and an ultrasound last week because i haven't had a period in a year and then had one in december. i just turned 51. i have to go in on tuesday to discuss the results. i hope it's nothing bad.
post #32 of 39
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Yea thats the same problem I am having. I have to have an Ultrasound next week, and then colonoscopy if that doesn't show anything.
I hope everything turns out ok! Let me know what to expect from the colonoscopy (you can PM if you want to )
post #33 of 39
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The ultrasound isn't fun, but its not bad. A little more uncomfortable than a regular pap, but mostly it just takes a long time.

Many things are treatable if caught EARLY, so no matter how awful it is, I still go regularly. Better safe than sorry.
Wait a minute....the ultrasound is done from the inside???? I had an ultrasound for my gallbladder not to long ago and the most uncomfortable thing was the sticky jel they put on me.
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Wait a minute....the ultrasound is done from the inside???? I had an ultrasound for my gallbladder not to long ago and the most uncomfortable thing was the sticky jel they put on me.
if it's an ovarian ultrasound, then yes - they stick something up you-know-where. i didn't care for it!
post #35 of 39
mine was an ovarian ultrasound and i had to drink 32oz of water prior to 1 hr of the appointment and not go to the bathroom
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mine was an ovarian ultrasound and i had to drink 32oz of water prior to 1 hr of the appointment and not go to the bathroom
i think that was the worst part! i actually had such a full bladder that they told me to go [but not too much ].
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Wait a minute....the ultrasound is done from the inside???? I had an ultrasound for my gallbladder not to long ago and the most uncomfortable thing was the sticky jel they put on me.
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if it's an ovarian ultrasound, then yes - they stick something up you-know-where. i didn't care for it!
I've had both types done (internal and external) and the external was much more unpleasant. Not only did I have to have a full bladder but then there's the gel that they smeared all over my stomach paired with the fact that the tech had a fan running in the room. I swear it too me the rest of the day to warm my tummy up.
post #38 of 39
Ladies, you have my sympathy. I'm long overdue for a physical, and I have to admit I'd rather have a guy do it than a lady, even though the lady doctors at the clinic I go to are very good. It just makes me...uncomfortable. My wife finally found a good female OB/GYN, and it sure made her happier. Doesn't need her any more, however, if you catch my drift.

However, a few points.

The severe cramps can also be endometriosis. This (and cysts) turned out to be a significant part of my wife's problem.

OB/GYN's are getting rare in many places, especially more rural areas. The routine lawsuits over babies with defects has made the business non-profitable.

Now, a couple of funny stories.

I once worked for a guy who was a hypochondriac. He once convinced himself (when he was about 35) that he had colon cancer. He went in for a colonoscopy, and after that, he said he was going to have to die of it if he ever really got it, because he was never going through that again. I've actually done it a couple of times, and the part I hate is the preparation (drinking all that stuff, etc.).

I have a friend who, before he allows a doctor to give him a physical, he examines their hands. He always goes for women, and prefers the one with the smallest hands. Why? Because he hates the prostate exam!
post #39 of 39
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if it's an ovarian ultrasound, then yes - they stick something up you-know-where. i didn't care for it!
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mine was an ovarian ultrasound and i had to drink 32oz of water prior to 1 hr of the appointment and not go to the bathroom
No drinking water with the internal one. They make you go to the bathroom before. Its really not bad, just awkward and takes a while. I had about 7 of them before I had my ovary out last year. You get used to anything after a while
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