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2 Jan 2018 19:55


I'm gemma and I'm 29. Today at 4:30 I went for my ultrasound external and internal due to having very heavy periods lasting up to 8 weeks at a time, lower pelic pain and loss of apertite. Prior to being refurred my doctor rang me to tell me what it intailed and that I would wait for 2 weeks for my results. After having my ultrasounds my nurse went quiet and said please ring tour doctor tomorrow  (only 24hours after scan) as they will have the results ready for you. I am now a little worried as the results have come back so quick... so my question is, is this normal? Has anyone else had them back so quick? Was you given any information during your altersound? 

Thanks xxx

Re: Ultrasound

2 Jan 2018 22:01 in response to Gemski1988

Hi there, 

Sorry to hear about your worry. It's scary getting scan results back, I'm in the same position. 

I can't say that I've had results back that quick, but what I can say is the sooner the better. 

At least you are not having to wait a long amount of time, getting anxious and worried.

I hope everything is alright and your results help you go down the right treatment path. Let me know how it goes.

Sarah x

Re: Ultrasound

2 Jan 2018 22:13 in response to Gemski1988

Hi Gemma. Welcome to our forum. I can understand why this is worrying you.

Let me start by saying I'm not a doctor or any type of medical worker.

It's possible that the nurse found nothing significant at all, and you're misread his/her body language. Doctors aren't always aware of the time scales for turning round reports, and he simply got it wrong when he told you there'd be a 2 week wait. 

Of course, it's also possible that the ultrasound picked up something unusual. That is not the same thing as saying that you have cancer. Possibly you have a harmless cyst such as an ovarian cyst (very common but harmless) or something equally mundane.

However, if the nurse did spot something, then the usual protocol is for the doctor to arrange a fast track or urgent referral to the appropriate specialist.  Again, this doesn't mean you have cancer, because statistically 9 out of 10 fast track referrals turn out NOT to be cancer.

Until you find out tomorrow, try to keep calm. 

Re: Ultrasound

3 Jan 2018 09:33 in response to telemando

Thank you both for your kind messages, so I called my doctor this morning but wasn' given any information just that my results are back and that I need to book an appointment with my doctor. Unfortunately there isn't any in today so my doctor is ringing me at 8:30 tomorrow morning. Now I'm stressed even more than before... I just want to know what's wrong!!! X

Re: Ultrasound

3 Jan 2018 10:08 in response to Gemski1988

This is exactly what you don't need, and guaranteed to pile on the stress.

You could get back to the receptionist and ask if the doctor would agree to squeezing you today at the end of the evening surgery. Or ask if maybe the doctor would phone you tonight rather than tomorrow.


Re: Ultrasound

3 Jan 2018 11:32 in response to telemando

Unfortunately there are no doctor's in today just locum doctors. The receptionist said she couldn' give me any more information as she is not trained to but that she wish she could answer my questions. Could I ring the hospital where I went for my ultrasound yesterday and maybe get some answers or will they tell me to wait for my call back tomorrow? X

Re: Ultrasound

3 Jan 2018 11:40 in response to Gemski1988

Hi Gemma.

Sorry, I'm all out of ideas now.  The only option I can think of is to post a new thread on the Ask the Nurses forum, and see if they can come up with anything.


Re: Ultrasound

3 Jan 2018 13:07 in response to telemando

Thank you hun, I have now done what you advised hopefully they will help a little x