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pap, hormones and t4 levels came back normal

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I am 43 years old. My pap, hormones and t4 levels came back normal a year and a half ago. I have no insurance at this time. I have been told for years I am perimenopausal.........thinning hair, dry skind, 25 day cycles, frequent yeast infections, thinning of cervix, mood swings, severe anxiety and impending doom, tender breast a week before onset of period. Here is the current problem.Started my period on January 27, 2011,after working in the garden and having back pain (two bulding discs low back) I took a warm shower and began bleeding dark blood. Scared me,looked at my cycle it had been 25 days. after 4 days of light bleeding &cramping, the bleeding stopped however the next day I had the sensation of starting again then noticed a discharge.......almost tissue like, but tinged pink.The next day itching got otc yeast med and azo yeast seemed to clear. Yesyerday back pain again (lower right) while grocery shopping,went to bed with it and this am started again.back pain less? Help!

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replied February 10th, 2011
Menopause Answer A19469

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Since you are in perimenopausal stage it is common to have irregular bleeding with spotting.But itching along with back pain might be due to infection which can be due to yeast or bacteria,pelvic inflammatory disease,endometritis,polyps,cervical dysplasia etc.
Even after taking antifungal medications the infection seems to be there.
Wash the area twice with antibacterial soap and water.
Avoid wearing tight undies.
You can also wash the area after mixing tea tree oil in water.
You require a pelvic examination and Pap smear test.Kindly visit a Gynaeologist for evaluation.

Take Care!

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