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Why Would My Doctor Prefer An Endometrial Biopsy
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
My gynecologist said I have endometrial hyperplasia and i need an iud. She is sending me to an oncologist. Why is this?
Don't panic: Endometrial hyperplasia is the precursor lesion that has the potential to develop into frank uterine cancer. Your gynecologist is sending you to an oncologist not because you have cancer but because oncologists manage patients who are at high risk of progression to cancer or may have concomitant cancer that is not detected yet. An iud will often reverse hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your choice: Many women feel more comfortable if any dominant breast mass is removed. If a dangerous tumor arises near it, the fibroadenoma may mask its presence. Read about cryoablation rather than surgery -- perhaps this would be the right choice for you. Reasonable women differ in their wishes when it comes to fibradenomas -- whatever informed choice you make will be the right one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually unnecessary : Nonsurgical needle biopsy is the standard for diagnosing mammographic abnormalities. Once the benign diagnosis is established, it is usually unnecessary to surgically remove a benign fibroadenoma. However, if it is followed and growing, excision is often recommended to prevent further growth and exclude rare "locally aggressive" fibroadenoma-variants called phyllodes tumors. ...Read more
Different view: An ultrasound is commonly added to mammogram in women with young, dense breast tissue. The ultrasound can give a different view of the breast tissue. It can determine if a solid mass or cyst is present. The radiologist usually comes in to speak with you during the exam and answers questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-fetal sonogram: There are many gynecological problems that can be diagnosed with pelvic sonogram, such as uterine fibroids, leiomyomatous uterus, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus), uterine/fallopian tube/ovaian cancer and endometrial polyps are just a few diseases that can be diagnosed or ruled out with pelvic sonogram. Ask your gynecologist - communication with your doctor is healthy! ...Read more
Nothing: Endometrial biopsies do not require any preparation. Ask your doctor, but use of an anti-inflammatory medications, such as aleve, (naproxen) can help with any cramping that might occur after the biopsy - this cramping is usually similar to menstrual cramps and is short lived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a colonoscopy & laparoscopy for suspected endo the doctor removed 8 haemorrhoids is this normal? Why couldn't the dr see them with just an exam?
Depends on type: Hemorrhoids are typically classified as internal or external depending upon the location and blood source involved. External hemorrhoids can often be seen with a physical exam. However, internal hemorrhoids often can only be seen with some type of endoscopy. I suspect the hemorrhoids treated were likely the latter if they were not discovered on routine physical exam. ...Read more
My dr suspects PSTT but says I need a biopsy before surgery? The mass is 7 cm and has an adjacent heterogenous echogenic mass against. Isn't a biopsy before surgery a waste of time? I would need additional referrals. Trying to get to uc Irvine quickly.
If the oncologist says biopsy results show no cancer would it be smart to get a 2nd opinion just like someone would get if one had biopsy and cancer?
SECOND OPINION: That is always your perogative. I notice you have posted several questions regarding cancer treatment and spilling cells into blood, etc? Do you have an anxiety disorder? I am suspicious that this may be playing a role especially since you never mention what the tumor was and where it was. Did you have a history of cancer in past? why are you seeing an oncologist? There is a lot missing from this. ...Read more
I found out I have Ovarian cysts that need to be removed.To save my ovaries would my doctor send me to a gynecologist oncologist? Or where would I go?
Depends : First off, your doctor will have to talk to and examine you to determine if one is medically necessary. If you have insurance, the insurance companies are pretty adamant about needing to have a legitimate reason to have one done. Depending on the kind of insurance you have, you may not have to pay extra for it at all. You can call your ins company and ask them if there is a co-pay. If no ins, $$$ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gyn referred me to a surgeon after visit for ovarian cyst without sono is that procedure? I am worried.
My current dr is an ob. How do I ask for referral to see an obgyn without offending her? She wouldn't consider me hi risk for last pregnant & then i mc
Clarify: I think you are asking if you can be referred to a maternal fetal medicine expert instead of a regular obgyn. If that is the case simply request to be referred. If she is offended you may need to get a second opinion. ...Read more
Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.
Clarify plan: In order to do a biopsy to confirm Endometriosis your doctor will need to perform a surgery to allow entry into your abdominal cavity. This is called a laparoscopy. An endometrial biopsy can be done in the office but this samples the lining of the uterus and is not form endometriosis. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer then please see an Obgyn to clarify the symptoms and the evaluation plan ...Read more
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