I am 51 years old and have been without periods for almost 2 years. I am having a difficult time with menopause symptoms and was recommended by a family member to an HRT specialist. Lately I feel SO bloated and am having cramping everyday and I am irritable and moody almost always, etc. When I told the HRT therapist I have been having biopsies every 4 months for about 1 1/2 years because of suspicious cells, as my OBGYN puts it, she explained she will have to request my OBGYN records since HRT can not be given if there is any type of cancer - it will cause the cancer to grow. I don't know why my OBGYN would say I am fine if I had cancer cells. I am unlucky that my menopause symptoms are not mild and I am desperate for relief (my family is too).
I look forward to your wisdom. Thank you, in advance.
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Consider requesting your obstetrician/gynecologist for your past PAP smear reports (which could show abnormal cells or dysplastic cells or pre-cancerous cells) and visit your HRT specialist for further evaluation. You also approach your own obstetrician/gynecologist for management of menopausal symptoms and getting started on HRT if needed. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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