To have cancelled this appointment(10 Posts)
I know nobody is a medical professional (well maybe some are here) So it's more of a wwyd.
In April/May/June each one of my periods was preceded with spotting about week before (only about 24/48 hours worth of spotting) and the feelings of my period arriving, but then it was another week until anything happened. (I'm 28 yrs old by the way)
Had a smear test which came up with abnormal cells but not HPV so they considered that OK. Then an ultrasound which didn't find any lumps or bumps, just fluid on the uterus (Which is apparently not great but not uncommon)
They decided to book me in for a hysteroscopy (camera in my uterus) to just check there was nothing they had missed as I was still spotting, that was booked in for this week.
In Aug/Sept my periods were normal with no spotting, and I was happy and forgot about the appointment! Realised it was this week and rang them to get the info sheet again for the procedure. I got chatting to the consultants secretary where I said "well actually the bleeding has gone" I get a call later in the day and she says that the consultant is happy to discharge me instead of having the procedure as the problem has gone away.
I was happy with it so agreed, surely if it was something sinister 5 months would have caused the problem to progress, not go away.
So I get home and tell my partner and he's angry and said I should have thought about it a bit more due to the fact I had had 5 months of messing around and now I'm cancelling at the last minute and that I may as well have had the procedure to ensure everything was ok. Now I'm second guessing myself and wondering whether I should ring the consultants office back and try and get the appointment back. Or should I accept they know what they are doing?
Confused and worried :/
Personally I'd go get it checked to be on the safe side, especially if you've had problems for such a long time... Getting another referral will be a pain. However it's likely your appointment has been reallocated.
I'm not sure it's worth having an invasive test for a problem that's gone away by itself.
I would probably have still gone to the appointment just to make sure. My DP had a collapsed lung which seemingly got better and he wasn't going to get checked out (prior to knowing it was a collapsed lung) as he was walking around completely normal for weeks. I told him not to come back until he got it checked (as I'm a worrier). He then ended up needing an op as it wouldn't have got better by itself. I know this is different but I think as you had an appointment it's worth going through with it
Mouikey - That was my partner's opion
And Heebiejeebie - That was what I thought until my partner planted worries back in my head.
Oh heck :/
The thing is the only way I think I will get the appointment back is by begging and pleading in the next couple of hours - I won't get THAT appointment back but at least be booked back in for the procedure.
If I try and start all over again they won't even entertain the idea unless I lie and say I'm bleeding again, which I won't do because they can't figure out what is wrong with someone if you lie about what's actually going on in your body.
I've just rang the clinic and the consultant's secratery doesn't work today, I explained everything to them and they said I need to talk to her really but that my hysteroscopy probably won't be rebooked, but I may be able to convince them to get another follow up gyna appointment to discuss my worries.
So it looks like whatever regret I have it's done with now and I've missed my chance :/
Don't worry if you just get a Gynae rather than hysteroscopy appointment. You'll be able to discuss your symptoms with the doctor and if they think there is anything to worry about you'll get rebooked for the hysteroscopy. You're very much on the younger side for hysteroscopy patients (I used to work in the clinic) and personally I'd avoid a hysteroscopy unless specifically recommended. An endometrial biopsy is a much simpler test to check for cell changes within the womb and only takes about a minute in clinic so you may well be offered this instead with follow up if any thing unusual shows up.
For peace of mind I would try and get the appointment or another one. Speaking as someone who had spotting and two years of utter hellish periods which went on forever, though the scans and scopes didn't detect anything wrong actually, thinking about it hmm. In the end it turned out I had a HUGE polyp which needed to be removed under GA, and touch wood all been fine since then.
It's actually quite common for things to clear up on their own without intervention - our bodies are quite good at healing themselves. I wouldn't be worried - I'd leave things for now. But if spotting recurred in the future I'd go straight to the GP for a referral.
But it's also perfectly reasonable for you to decide to get things checked out now. If the spotting comes back you could end up waiting a while for another investigation, so if you're at all concerned you might decide to find out what's going on.
It's pretty much up to you!
Rulerruler - The thing is I've been booked in for the hysteroscopy for months, so they at one point thought I needed it, they were also going to take a biopsy then too, and offered a coil with hormones in which I said no to.
I guess it can't be changed anyway now so the best I can hope for is booking with gyna and talking through it.
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