I am 48, went through all the hot flashes last spring and summer. July 5 was my last period (I thought), there was nothing until December 4 when a light period started. It has progressed into much heavier bleeding with what appears to be clots. The bleeding has not stopped at all and it's now January 16. A friend told me it was just my body cleaning out but I'm getting concerned. Is this common?
2 weeks might not be a concern but it couldn't hurt to call.
6 weeks is bad. I went to the doctor today, she was really concerned. Sent me for blood tests and put me on some hormone drug to stop the bleeding. I have to have an ultrasound on Monday and back to the doc Tuesday for a biopsy. It's a little scary.
Good luck with your tests. Hopefully it's nothing!
I know 2 weeks doesn't seem like much when you've had 6 but my concern is that it's so heavy. Much heavier than it ever was before. I think I will call the doc anyway just to check. Keep us posted on how your tests go!
Thanks so much for asking. I was just coming on to update and see how you are. Did you see your doc? I hope all is back to normal for you.
I still haven't had a biopsy. The doc put me on some hormone pill to stop the bleeding so she could get the biopsy. The bleeding has gotten worse and I'm now on 4 pills a day plus iron. Honestly, I feel like crap. I finally got the ultrasound this past Wednesday and got the results this morning. The endometrium (sorry about the spelling) is supposed to be smooth, I'm told. Mine is all jagged and the whole lining is still very thick. Waiting now for an appt. with a gyn. My doc suspects I will need a D & C. So I am progressing I guess but still don't know what's wrong. Cancer has been tossed around a couple of times and that of course, scares me.
I wonder why they don't do a hysterectomy in a case like yours? It seems like if you are bleeding so much, they would want to do something asap!
I've almost completely stopped now. I have an appointment with a gyn next week but I'm guessing mine is just a normal thing that I have to deal with. It was the strangest period I've ever had though. Lots of clotting and heavy bleeding for days straight and then almost stopped the next. Wierd. Now it's just enough to be annoying.
Good luck with your tests! I'll check back in a few weeks or so to see how you are.
hi I was just looking for some one going through what i am i haven't had a period for 15 months again like you 2 thought that was it i went to doctors on Monday gone and am going to have a scan tomorrow and see gynie consultant straight after i've been told it might be cancer and worrying myself silly by the way i'm 49