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Dehlila

637d

What should I look out for to know if my condition is progressing? My doctor put in an iud thinking it will help with pain and has not helped…. Any recommendations on the best Gynecological oncologists?

    • Serenity_Love

      636d

      You should see a new gynecologist because it's possible you could have PCOS or endometriosis. Neither are life threatening but can be extremely painful. Birth control can help depending on which kind...but maybe getting exploratory laparoscopic surgery would be beneficial to see what's going on.

      • Dehlila

        635d

        @Serenity_Love I’ve gotten an almost laparoscopic surgery but since I have severe pelvic adhesive disease, they weren’t able to see anything past the adhesions and had to close me up…

        • 100Percent_K

          635d

          @Dehlila I would have an excision surgeon take your case. They see a lot of stage 3/4 cases and are the best equipped to help you

    • 100Percent_K

      636d

      Help with pain for what in particular?

    • Squarepeg

      636d

      Hi Dehlila, if comfortable, would you please share some more details on the type of pain you’re having, for example, what it feels like, where it occurs, how often, etc? I have a spinal cord injury from a cyst and have chronic pain. Some of what helped me was cymbalta, adderall (look up how it can also modulate pain), gabapentin, and a few otc medications for breakthrough pain. I also try alternative therapies when I can afford them.

      • Dehlila

        636d

        @Squarepeg yeah the pain has been very sharp and it’s nonstop, and has been very difficult for me to even stand up for long periods of time, the past 4-5 days. My doctor hasn’t prescribed anything because he said “supposedly” the iud should help with my pain.

        • Squarepeg

          636d

          @Dehlila Is it crampy pain? Where is it? If cramping, an iud may help regulate, but, if it’s somewhere else.. then I don’t understand the doctor’s rationale for the IUD..

    • wise

      637d

      did your gynecologist not give you a referral? that's usually the first step after any cancer diagnosis

      • Dehlila

        636d

        @wise I got a referral to a gynecological oncologist, and he’s the one that decided to do the iud before we do any big surgery.

        • wise

          636d

          @Dehlila an IUD isn't cancer treatment at all, are you also being put on chemotherapy? the IUD may help with painful periods, but if you're starting chemo or radiation soon you probably won't have a period much longer anyway. if you just got it, the IUD might just take some getting used to. I would ask your gyno about the details of your treatment plan

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