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Can someone please help me??
1136firelady posted:
Hi! I am hoping that I can get some answers before I go to the Dr Thursday so that I'm a bit more prepared.

I had an IUD placed May 8th, but by the end of Nov. I was having really bad periods, to the point I bled for 6 weeks (either spotting to flooding). My GYN took out my IUD on Dec 1st, but did not check for any infection or anything. He just mentioned that I seemed to be very tender and put me the Nuvaring. Well that ran my BP to 190/110 so I went off that and went back with even more symptoms. My GYN basically brushed me off of all concerns I had, yet said that I was a bit more tender than before. Well the symptoms I was TRYING to tell him was the following: I stay tired ALL the time, my stomach looks swollen, I'm nauseous most of the time, I have to run to the BR all night & day, and my periods are still "not right". Not to mention I have a history of ovarian cysts. Should I be concerned about ovarian cancer if it does not run in my family?
silvergirl38975 responded:
Yes, please be concerned as some of those symptoms are of ovarian cancer. That does not mean you have it of course. You need to have a thorough pelvic exam and a vaginal -ultra sound. If perhaps ovca is suspected a CA-125 blood test and then your gyn will go from there. A cat scan may be necessary as well. Ovca does not have to run in your family for you to have a dx. Do not let this doctor brush you off as this sometimes does happen. Be persistent. Be well, Jan (a 15 year survivor of ovca)
1136firelady replied to silvergirl38975's response:
thanks for the information. Now I don't feel like I'm crazy for being so worried about all this. I am still having issues with this other office that brushed me off. I go tomorrow afternoon and I have to admit I am very nervous about it. I have told my husband that I was not going alone. For one I don't know what to expect & plus if I do get "bad" news then I would have over an hour drive home.

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