Hi everyone, I am so distracted by fear all day everyday until I get to the hospital qnd get some answers.
Aged 55 and suffered incredibly heavy periods although always regular for the last five years and lost horrendous amounts of clots, enough to keep me off my feet and use children's nappies with large tampons.
Exactly two years ago I had a cyst removed in gynae and a fibroid was left I believe. My tumour marker (CA125) was recorded as 56 at some point, either before or after and nothing more was said. I continued with no change to my periods and just rode the storm.
Following a visit to a GP last week she referred me for an internal ultrasound, I have an ovarian cyst a 34mm fibroid (I'm fairly sure it was mm and not cm) and something about vascular in the wall of my womb...blood vessels? My CA125 came back at 106 and I can't stop thinking about it and feeling very low.
I'm due in hospital on March 26th for a hysteroscopy (camera) although I think my period is about to start in the next couple of days. Regular periods since having my son at 39, on and off before then from aged 15. December's was four days late, January's ten days late and at present seventeen days late but can tell I'm due.
I seem to remember my fibroid was only discovered by chance during a very sketchy MRI for an herniated disc. Had good smears throughout except for maybe thirty years ago when I had CIN1, CIN2, CIN3 followed by a coloscopy and then discharged. Incidentally I do have what is considered a benign cyst by a node in my neck which when drained a couple of years back was clear and appeared to disappear but returned within two weeks.
When I read back over my history I find it much more frightening than before.
Any experience out there or reassuring words?