Womb (uterus) cancer

A place for people affected by womb cancer (also known as uterus or endometrial cancer) to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Am I just making a fuss?

Bign
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Hello Everyone, 

I really need an honest opinion or two. Five years ago my doctor sent me for an ultrasound scan because I was constantly suffering from anaemia. I was told I had a thickened womb lining and fibroids. I was then sent for a biopsy which came back clear. I was fitted with a mirena coil, which has been a great success for four years. My periods stopped and I felt better than ever. A couple of months ago I started to have some changes. Sex became painful and I had some unusual bleeds and discharge. I rang my gp to request my coil be removed and a new one fitted. I was told there was a three month waiting list and I’d be put on it. For the last six weeks I’ve had a non-stop brown watery discharge with occasional blood clots. It has a really awful smell. I’m also suffering from extreme tiredness and headaches. Also, I feel like I can’t do a full wee. I went to the gp last week and had some swabs done to see if I have an infection. The doctor said she didn’t want me to have another coil until I’ve seen a gynaecologist. The swabs came back clear. The receptionist told me today that the referral for the gynaecologist is not an urgent one. My mum had a hysterectomy for womb cancer. I have made another appointment for tomorrow because I believe I should be seen quickly rather than waiting months. Am I making an unnecessary fuss? I’m 50. 

Nina5252
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Hi

If no infection present,, with your symptoms and age I think an Ultrasound Sound Scan is more than reasonable to ask for.

It is what started off my diagnosis.

All the best. X

Nina

Nina5252
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I must add

I had an Ultrasound Scan in 2014 which didnt pick up anything. 

My 2019 scan did. An up to date one with new symptoms is needed.

Best of luck

Nina

Lara lou xx
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Hi bign, like Nina this was also a first sign with me, well similar, blood in Urine no infection......defo ask for a quickercscan, you are not making a fuss you are looking out for yourself and rightly so xx

Don’t ever give up hope, there are earth Angels all around us and Miracles really do happen xx