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Ultrasound Says Thick Uterine Lining,provera Prescribed

The nurse practioner said I have thick uterine lining,and says that's a risk for cancer. She told me after my period,to have another ultrasound. Since I havent had one this month,mine are usually so light now,thought since iwas 47,and obese,that it was normal,and that I was premenoupausal. She said to take provera, for 10 days,and I would bleed heavilty,and then when I was done call and they would set up another appointment. Does this sound right,shouldn't I have another test,or biopsy. I did have fibroids,and heavy periods,but that quit about 3 years ago,and now the fibroids have shrunk. I am scared,and want to know what to do. Laughing
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replied February 16th, 2018
The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, but can vary between 24 and 35 days. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts between two and seven days, with the average being five days.

The regular menstrual cycle in a woman is regulated by secretion of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and those from the ovary. Any defect in any of these three sites can change the cyclic changes that occur in the ovary and the uterus and hence influence the menstrual flow.

A sudden change in the pattern of menstrual bleeding as described here most likely would be due to hormonal changes. Such issues are more common in women due to stressful conditions like recent infections, anxiety disorders, extreme workouts, lack of proper sleep, etc. (fear of pregnancy or feelings of guilt of sexual play would be a major stressor in this case)

In most women who miss a cycle due to such issues, it is likely that they might get their next cycle as per their scheduled time.

Take proper rest and relax yourself. Stress can induce hormonal changes in the body. De-stressing with having proper sleep, healthy balanced diet, meditation, practicing deep breathing exercises (yoga, etc) can be helpful and will keep your menstrual cycles regular.

But if you have significantly excessive bleeding, associated with clots, severe cramping, irregular or missed cycles for a few months,, frequent bleeding between periods, it could be a sign of menstrual disorders (dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids) , hormonal disorders (PCOD, Thyroid disorders, etc) or other medical issues.

In such a case, it would be recommended that you consult your doctor or a OB-GYN for proper medical advice and help.

I hope this helps.

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