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posted by Marbel11
23 September 2020

Womb mass

Last reply: 7 months ago

Hi all,
I had a hysteroscopy 2 weeks ago today after being referred for extremely heavy periods. What they originally thought to be a polyp which they planned to remove in theatre (because of its size) was biopsied. I asked if they still intended to remove the polyp and the doctors reply was that it "isn't a polyp". I am regretting not questioning further what she thought it was but just wanted to get out of there to be honest. The consultant said she would call me by the end of last week (9 days after biopsy) if there was anything sinister, otherwise I would receive a letter with the results.
I havent received any results so far which I'm hoping is good news but looking through the forum, 2-3 weeks seems to be a more realistic time frame for results. Are womb biopsys different? I have rang the hospital twice since Friday with no response from the unit because I'm still bleeding since the procedure & they said should only last 3-4 days so am slightly worried.
Has anyone any experience in this type of situation please?
Best wishes to all of you x



commented by Cancer Nurse
01 October 2020

7 months ago

Hi Marbel

Thank you for your post. I am sorry to see you haven’t had a reply yet. I hope the bleeding has settled. You are correct it would usually be 2-3 weeks before you might hear back from the hospital with your results. This is an anxious time for you. If you would like to phone our support line and speak to a cancer nurse you can do so at 1800 200 700. We are here Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Kind regards

commented by Cal123
05 October 2020

7 months ago

Hi Marbel, I had the same as you , very heavy periods. Had hysteroscopy, told me I had large polyp!! I got result about 3 weeks later and was told it was cancer. I had radical hysterectomy and lymph node removal 7 weeks after diagnosis. Lucky it was still contained in womb and lymph nodes were clear but as it was grade 3 (aggressive) I'm about to start 5 weeks of external radiotherapy and 2 doses or internal radiotherapy. Your result could be benign but it is very hard not to worry. Contact me if you want anymore info. Wishing you all the best

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