Hi - I am a 51 year old female that went for my check-up 2 weeks ago. I complained of left ovary pain so dr. scheduled a transvaginal ultrasound
which I had last week. Turns out it's merely scar tissue from 2 c-sections 17 and 21 years ago. My periods sporadically stopped starting about 4 years ago... last bleeding (regular period) was about a year ago. I've been through the hot flashes, etc. I take no meds at all. Just quit smoking (29 years) and drinking. Now on a vegan diet. Big change! Anyway she did the ultrasound and inadvertently found that I have endometrial hyperplasia
. My lining is 8mm. Now I have no bleeding or pain in the uterus
; the only pain I had turned out to be scar tissue. I feel good, and am totally symptomatic. She wants to do camera, biopsy, possible D&C and frankly I can't withstand any of that I would have to be put under general anesthesia. Also I have great insurance and I wonder if that is part of the reason for the "C" scare I am getting from her. I have researched this and found that many doctors do NOT perform biopsy unless there is bleeding unless you are >11 mm. I have decided to totally change my ways and eat to starve any chance of cancer. She's really worried me, and I also don't understand why she hasn't offered natural progesterone
cream. So I went and got it myself at the vitamin store. I rub it in my arm 1x a day. It's in a pump. I am also taking dandelion pills, fish oil pills, vitamin C and vitamin D. I am against having procedures done, esp invasive ones, in the name of insurance, and really feel that I'm fine. Should I be alarmed at the 8mm lining? She said if I like I can wait 6 months and do another ultrasound to see where we are at. Are chances high I'm dying and don't know it? I know you can't make the decision for me, but that's all my info and I'm hoping to hear that truly a biopsy given only the 8mm lining is not necessary. Thanks.
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: My pain is only left ovary, as I stated above, which is intermittent (happens with orgasm as well which again leads to conclusion it is a muscle and scar tissue. Doctor in office already concluded that. Read my paragraph and you will see I'm not having periods.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?