I hope I am in the right place as I do not yet have a diagnosis.
I am 32 years of age and have 4 children, all conceived naturally - no issues with fertility.
Approx 5 months ago I started spotting between periods. The first month I put it down to the emergency contraception I took. The second month it happened again, by the 3 rd month I knew something was not right and could no longer blame the pill.
things have been gradually getting worse, with the spotting starting earlier each cycle. Alongside the spotting, I have had abnormal discharge, ranging from pink, to brown to large amounts of water.
My last cycle I started to panic and rushed to a gyno they could fit me in earlier than my regular. He sent me for an ultrasound that showed nothing unusual.
The period following was horrendous. I was changing pads every 30 minutes over night & a day, passing a huge clot (sometimes looked as big as a golf ball) each pad change.
That passed and my panic subsided. In terms of spotting things have been much better since.
Fast forward to yesterday & I met with my regular gyno. He conducted an ultrasound in his office and there in plain sight was a mass, causing a bulge into my uterus. It was big enough for me to see without trying.
He is sending me for a d&c in 2 weeks and then obviously I will have to wait for results.
He is confident it is a fibroid due to my age and number of children, as well as a normal endometrial lining (not unusually thick). Of course I have been googling, which is not helpful I know.
I guess I’m just reaching out to hear from anyone with similar symptoms/story.
I’ve been worried about endometrial/uterine cancer for a number of weeks, now that there is a mass even more so.
I am also more concerned about the fact that it was not able to be seen a month ago, now it’s there.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Sending hugs to you @Sammy4 ❤️
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