Re: GYN will not do any tests-Toni

From: Christine M. Smith (
Tue Apr 20 10:17:29 1999

At Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Toni Welsh wrote: >
>My husband spoke with my gyn yesterday, and asked him about the ORS
>thing, I stopped taking my premarin, and one dr said that if I had no
>hot flashes or night sweats that a blood test and ultrsound could be
>done to see if the estrogen was still being produced in my body, that a
>piece of ovary could have been stuck so bad(as it was) and ultasound
>WOULD show that! The gyn said there was no test s to due, ut he would do
>an estrogen test, and see what that said, so I guess he is listening
>some, but now I am so angry b/c when my husband told him when I was in
>and out of the truck and I twisted one way and the adhesions pulled so
>bad, I doubled over it hurt so bad then, usually it is just the stabbing
>now and then, but the constricting pain there is CONSTANT, and he told
>my husband I will not be able to do the things I used to do and I will
>have to change my way of living, that upset me! I am seeing pcp tomorrow
>to see if he will see if something else may be brewing, I do not
>understand the pain in my legs when trying to walk, and the pain is alot
>in groin area, that seems strange!
>I am so frustrated I could scream, I told him now of my drs are going to
>help, he did say I do not want to do ANYTHING with her abdomen for
>awhile, she needs to let things settle after all the surgery last year,
>and that was 3 in 5 months!
>Frustrated STILL, Toni

Hi Toni:

My gyn told me that the vast majority of women do not have any menopausal symptoms. This is coming from someone who treats LOTS of women. I don't know how true it is, have no way of knowing, but the fact that you are not having hot flashes or night sweats does not necessarily mean you still have estrogen production. The blood test should tell, but I've read that even that is *controversial*-don't know what to think about that.


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