I hope I've signed up to Ovacome uneccesarily, but I'm feeling a bit spooked at the moment and just wanted to contact people who've already been there. I have regular colonoscopies, the last two clear, but as I had been having lots of bowel problems I 'phoned my GP to ask her if I should bring the next colonoscopy forward. She asked me to go to surgery, where she examined me and said she could feel something?!? and sent an urgent referral to my local hospital.
Two weeks later I had an appt with a surgical registrar who said it was probably not a bowel problem but a gynae problem. I have an appt on Thursday for a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast. I am aged 71 and have never had any abnormal bleeding. I used to work for a gynae consultant,and the first thing that came into my mind was OC as from memory other gynae problems, fibroids, ca uterus etc. present with abnormal bleeding. I can actually feel a hard lump at the bottom of my abdomen and I do have lower abdo pain, more after eating. Also my abdo feels heavy - a bit like when pregnant and you feel the need to support the abdo.
The scan will be just 3 weeks from my visit to the GP so I suppose that is quite quick.
I'm not frightened of the treatment, if I do have OC, just the prognosis. Any suggestion of questions I should ask the hospital doctor when I go for the results of the CT scan?