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Postby ngl2010 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:10 pm

Earlier this month I had an excruciating pain during my period. I went to a gynae last week (dr Y Soong at TMC) and she told me I have 3 fibroids with sizes 7.7 cm, 6.6 cm and 2 cm. She recommended me to remove them through incision. The cut would be like c-section. She didn't recommend Laparascopy because the fibroids are big.

Today I had a second opinion (Prof Ng SC at Gleneagles) and he told me I have more than 3 fibroids. The biggest ones are 9.1 cm and 6.1 cm. He also didn't recommend laparascopy because the fibroids are big and there are many small fibroids that he needs to clean too. He recommended removal of uterus. He also recommended removal of ovaries if the blood test shows I am already peri-menopause. He said the fibroids would likely return and might as well remove the ovaries also when he is doing the surgery as ovaries cancer is difficult to detect (this despite my family has no cancer history).

I do not mind removing my uterus but I do mind removing my ovaries because I would be having all the menopause effects prematurely :sad:

I am thinking of getting a 3rd opinion. I am thinking of going to dr WK Tan at TMC but all the postings in the internet about her is about pregnancies. I wonder whether I should see her since my case is not about pregnancy. I would appreciate it if any mummies here can share their experience with dr WK Tan other than delivering babies. You can pm me if you are uncomfortable sharing your experience in the forum. I really really appreciate it.

Thank you.

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Re: Gynae

Postby Canvas » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:39 pm

I am very sorry to read this. I do not have similar experience but I really hope you will sail through this health ordeal. :snuggles:

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Re: Gynae

Postby buds » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:55 pm

:( to find out you are going through this.. :hugs:

I was told I was not able to have children after I had excruciating pain in my lower abdomen as well but i wasn't having period, in fact i was still breastfeeding DD1 then who was just about 8mths young.

Even during my foot reflexology session during the same time (i thought to get help to improve my blood circulation and also help relieve my abdominal pain via the session), the auntie told me (when i flinched as she applied pressure on a certain area on my sole), " ni de dan bu hao" (your eggs no good) referring to the ovaries.

Indeed, the next time the pain came, i couldn't even stand (it was just too painful to bear) and hubs brought me to SGH's A&E where i was warded. At the hospital after some culture tests and other body check up, i was diagnosed to have cysts in my ovaries and womb which i was advised to remove so that they could send the bits for testing (to test for any cancer cells).

I eventually went through a procedure, cannot remember what it is right now... :oops: ... at NUH. 3 gynaes attended to me during that procedure. :faint:

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Re: Gynae

Postby janet88 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:34 pm

Hi ngl,
I am shocked to learn of your ordeal.
Hope you get another opinion if you are not comfortable.

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Re: Gynae

Postby iFirefly » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:17 am

Ngl did mention briefly about this at the 'Heavy Menses' thread.. I was hoping her 2nd consultation with another gynae would bring good news.. But... :sad:

Yes.. Better to seek a 3rd opinion, then decide from there..

Please take care !! :hugs:

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Re: Gynae

Postby BeContented » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:08 am

Sorry to hear about your case. I am similar in the sense that I have multiple fibroids (smaller than yours) & just waiting for menopause (if possible) & under half-yearly monitoring. I was also recommended to remove uterus but the doc told me I do not have to remove my ovaries. Hence, not quite sure why your 2nd gynae recommend removing your ovaries. Do get a third opinion if possible. Take care

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Re: Gynae

Postby TheAnswer » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:44 am

Hi sweetie,

Please take care. I will be praying for you :snuggles:

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Re: Gynae

Postby TravelMummy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:44 am

Dear Ngl2010, really sorry to hear about your problem. Dr WK Tan's popularity is really premised on good delivery techniques but this is not your problem. I don't know what Dr SC ng's specialty is. However, I would recommend Dr Loh Foo Hoe at Mt E's Women's Specialist Associates. He is a specialist in endometriosis and laparoscopic surgery. When I first knew him, he was Associate Prof and Head of the Minimally Invasive Surgery unit of NUH. A very good knowledgeable guy. Although he delivered my kids beautifully, I always knew delivery of babies was truly 大材小用 for him. All the best and hope you get better soon.

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Re: Gynae

Postby Jennifer » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:22 am


I do not know of any gynae in this specialisation.

Will pray for you to find the right one.

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Re: Gynae

Postby insider » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:53 am

Hi ngl,

I pm you the contact of a gynae oncologist in Mt E (specialises in women's diseases such as reproductive organs' cancer, menopause, fibroid, etc. She doesn't do delivery at all.).

I went through her for my surgery when I was suspect of cervix cancer.

Seems good (as in detailed).

Best wishes...

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