Just curious from you females out there...did you ever have an internal by your uro prior to surgery? I didn't...and as most of you know i traveled all over the country to 7 of the top uro's who deal specifically with females...not one did an internal. They checked my abdomen externally but they also had all my slides, Ct scan , and blood work and my bone scan.
Yes, I had an internal exam done under anesthesia. Because of the large size of my tumor, and the difficulty determining tumor invasion to other pelvic organ on the CT and MRI, an internal exam was done. The surgeon was able to then know if the tumor and pelvis were movable (a better sign) or fixed and fused (more advanced disease). The findings determined which surgical options were appropriate. Denise
Hi Pat' I didn't have surgery but before my last scope 3 weeks ago I told the Dr I had been having pain on my lower left side and he did a pelvic before my scope. I had to go get an ultra sound. The pelvic made my side really ache !
Eileen My prayers are with you, the only sign I had was I just bled when I peed once, the c scan said no tumors just kidney stone.
A year later bled some more once, the c scan said no tumors, week later Dr saw five tumors with a scope . Mine was not invasive. Rocky