I'm 52 years old
Five or so years ago: Uterine fibroids.
Two years ago: Heavy periods with extreme cramps. Went on pill for a year.
One and a half years ago: Hormonal levels tested. GYN said, "You are no where NEAR menopause."
One year ago: Went off pill. No periods until May, June, and July when I had the very faintest of bleeding exactly one month apart. Nothing since then.
A few days ago: Spotting, which is gradually becoming heavier.
I'd really like to avoid a uterine biopsy, which is what they wanted to do before my hormone blood tests 18 months ago.
How should I look at this "abnormal" bleeding which could just be the normal ups and downs of perimenopause?
Thanks so much.
BC pill usage once stopped can cause a delay in menstruation for a bit.
Any other signs of a period?
I don't understand the 'abnormal'.
Are you sure its not just peri-menopause....where things are a changin'
When I was having the heavy bleeding 2 years ago, the options where the pill or hysterectomy. I went for the pill at the time only because the thought of having another painful period like the last one was too much to take. It was the worst physical pain I'd ever felt, and I have high pain tolerance.
I'd much rather use natural methods, and I have the pain free time for that now. I agree with you that it just seems like the normal ups and downs of perimenopause.
I think my first step would be to get my hormone levels tested again if I feel the need to go in. Thanks!
But I can't help but wonder why the doctor isn't suggesting pelvic ultrasound? That's pretty non-invasive, much less invasive than a biopsy. Or have you already had one of those recently?
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