First of all let me tell you a little about myself and some background. I am a 32 year old mother of two beautiful children and wife to a wonderful man for almost 10 years. I am also an oral cancer survivor. I am also on orthocyclene because I can not have any more children for a few years. Now to the questions: Back in early May I went to my yearly check-up and my OBGYN told me my uterus was enlarged. Imagine the look one face having already gone through cancer. I had an u/s, and he did not see any fibroids and thought I just had a polyp. This past Friday I had hysteroscopy and a D and C. A first for me. Anyway, may husband told my the Dr. said I had a very thick uterine lining and they sent it off for biopsy. He also said he did not see anything to worry about, well I was told that several time before my other biopsies came back. Anyway I am sitting here wondering if Oral cancer can metastize to the uterus? Does anyone know if that is possible? What exactly is the problem with a thickened uterine lining? Does a thickened lining mean anything bad? Could that have been the cause for my always heavy, clotty cycles?
First off the Ortho Cyclene can cause thickening of the endometrium (uterine lining) it may be and likely is that you will need to discontinue using it there are many other hormone products , I know you need the combo, it can be a patch a bit of tweeking sounds in order.
I wish not to cause you alarm but too much estrogen is ine of the most common reason for uterus cancer,,,I dont think you have it and It is very unlikely the oral cancer has anything to do with it.
endometriosis is very common its thickening of uterus, usually with some internal endo cells building up in some areas of the pelivis,,,example I had endometriosis that lead to andeomyosis (uterus think from inside vagina and outside in pelvis becomes very heavy and boggy) anyways my ovary was engulfed in endometrial tissue and attached to my intestines.
I would give you a educated guess that the odds are very high that you have endometrosis and yes it causes painful periods w more clotting.
Please stay in touch let me know how next Dr. appointment goes, I know its hard to not worry, especially since you already had oral cancer, but I investigated and read much on this its very much not likely that it is cancer. Did Dr do a CA125 test..simple blood test checks for cancer cells. He probably did not cause I am betting he thinks same thing...you need different hormones and there are many options for endometriosi...the last is a hysterectomy,,,try to avoid that agree only if its only option.....if you need one pm me or post another thread I will walk you through w suggestions of pre and post surgery advice.
Thank you for your reponse. I will get my results from the biopsy today, I hope. If not today then tomorrow. I go back to my two week check next week and we will see what I need to do then. I am just thankful this OBGYN did not take a wait and see approach. He noticed something not right and we went and got it removed. Anyway I will let you all know as soon as I know something.
YEAH!!!! polys are'nt loads of fun but very very managable and treatable with out need of hysterectomy...I am so happy for you (sounds a bit odd to congradulate some one on polyps) but you know what I mean Im glad its not the other....look into cryno-surgery for the polyps..high success rate
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