A related discussion, PID?
I took your advice and made some phone calls this am. To my dismay, the abdominal CT scan DID NOT cover the ovaries! My second ultrasound (trans) STILL did not show the ovaries. I hope that's good, but I sure don't know. Unfortuatenly, my doctor is ONCE AGAIN not in her office so I can't discuss it with her. Time for a new doctor. I think so!
Hi again - I just spoke to the Dr.'s nurse (the doctor doesn't seem to be in very often!), who informed me that the abdominal CT scan said there were no masses or fluid found. It didn't specifically mention that ovaries were visualized, but maybe that's because the test was ordered by the gastro doc. The nurse doesn't know if that means i'm "in the clear" re ovarian issues or not! Any ideas, anyone? Thank you!
So was the CT before you knew about the ovarian issue? The only reason I ask is that I had a CT scan by a urologist due to some syptoms that later proved to be related to the cysts I had on the left ovary. Thing is, I had that scan 10 months before finding out that I had the benign cysts on my ovary at an annual exam (I was overdue for that!). I asked my GYN if that would have been present or if the results would still be available via my file and they were. Those two cysts were clearly present then. The Urologist, well-known as he is hereabouts, said nothing about those ovarian cysts. I feel he was negligent in hindsight. But perhaps I learned that lesson so I could pass it onto you. Never Assume! Ask! Mary V
Hi - No, the CT scan was after knowing about the pelvic fluid, and my gastro doc knew about that finding. He commented that he would have referred me to a GYN re the pelvic fluid, but I beat him to it by telling him that it was the GYN who had ordered the pelvic, abdominal and trans ultrasounds. So, I did assume he would have given me any abnormal report. Probably a bad assumption! After my endoscopy and colonoscopy, he was very thorough with THOSE results, so I'll hold a good thought that he would have informed me about any ovarian issue. I sure agree that your other doctor was negligent! I would be pretty upset, too.
I was told it was possible that the ovaries were not visualized due to a loop of bowel being in the way. I did have an abdominal CT scan (but not a pelvic) ordered by my gastro doc, and I assume if there was a problem with the ovaries he would have told me. I THINK an abdominal CT scan shows the ovaries! Maybe they just leaves a problem with uterus? Wish I knew! Thanks for your reply!
I don't blame you Susan! The plan does not seem to take the US inability to visulize the ovaries into account, I know they shrink but should still be visible. What does the new Doc say about that? Could by why he/she is doing the endo biopsy. There are many here who know alot more about endo than I like Mickey, I just wonder how common that is post meno. Welcome to the Forum Susan and glad you came to the Cyber Party!