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Nursing Diagnosis For Uterine Polyp
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At what mm of uterine lining would a doctor order a uterine biopsy? Premenopausal, recent diagnosis breast cancer with periods stopped for 3 months.
Depends: If a woman over the age of 40 comes in with abnormal bleeding or any abnormality of the uterine lining, then they deserve an endometrial biopsy. Breast cancer is often treated with tamoxifen which is associated with pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterus. It sounds like they must have good reason to recommend this test. ...Read more
No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more
Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?
Yes: An incidental finding of a slightly thickened uterine lining is not a major emergency. It sounds like your doctor has carefully evaluated you and not found a problem. Unless there is more to the story that I don't know, a hysterectomy seems like a bit of an overkill--like cutting a tomato with a chain-saw when a paring knife would do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Please discuss with: The doc who is going to do your surg under normal circumstances you would leave 1 or both ovaries in since u are so young, if there is something wrong with the ovaries or you had a very strong history of ovarian cancer or a history of frequent ruptured ovarian cysts then that would be indication to remove ovaries. ...Read more
My biopsy says endometrial polyp and disordered proliferative endometrium. The polyp was taken but no treatment given for dpe
Can I get pregnant now?
My biopsy says endometrial polyp and disordered proliferative endometrium. The polyp was taken but no treatment given for dpe Can I get pregnant now?
Would disordered proliferative endometrium with a strong family h/o ovarian and uterine ca, lynch synd. Warrant a hysterectomy ?
Absolutely not: Disordered proliferative endometrium solely describes endometrium that is in different phases of development of secretory glands at the same time. And it is definitely not a pre-cancerous diagnosis based on your biopsy. The strong family history, however, could be. Consider speaking with your gynecologist about prophylactic hysterectomy in your specific setting/family history. Good luck. ...Read more
Having a hysteroscopy/ D&C for polyp removal, look at fibroid and possible adenomyosis. Is this likely to bring some pain relief and lessen bleeding?
How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?
How does a gynocologist choose between rec for endo biopsy vs d&c? For pt w/cancer hx, thickened endo wall, fibroid, cervical bump, shall i go4 d&c?
Purpose will be same: D&c kept the gold standard for a century , where cervix is dilated and plenty of endometrium is scraped for biopsy, is quick and needs anesthesia. Where endometrial biopsy a catheter is inserted and suction biopsy is done most of the time with sedation in the office , both will get endometrium for biopsy , ask gyn doc will tell which will be better for a reason. ...Read more
Is radiation be used to treat uterine cancer? After a hysterectomy, will i still need radiation treatments for uterine cancer?
Possible: You should discuss with your oncologist and gynecologist but what steps are required after hysterectomy depend on how advanced the cancer is when it is discovered. If it is confined to the uterus often a hysterectomy is all that is needed. If it is spread outside the uterus other treatments may be needed. ...Read more
What are the treatment options for postmenopausal bleeding? I had a biopsy and ultrasound. No cancer but uterine walls are thicker than gyn likes.
Is colonoscopy w/o biopsy reliable? Does routine colonoscopy w/o symptoms also check for anal cancer? Finally, can be cancer mistaken for hemroids.THX
Here are some...: Your Q is well taken. However, even today all what medical professionals can do is to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, medication, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way for reasonable patient. More facts: Behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we do not know. Nonetheless, what you have had should be sufficient to assure your current health. ...Read more