I just turned 25 this month. I had my menstruation last December 30 and it has been going on for weeks. I felt week and tired all the time. I went to get my CBC (complete blood count) and low and behold my Hemoglobin was only 8.8. I went to the doctor the next (still bleeding). She advised me to take Iron supplements and was prescribed with Althea (combined low-dose oral contraceptive pill with antiandrogenic properties) for a month. My doctor also suggested that I should have a transvaginal ultrasound before my return check-up, which is a week after.
I also have had a history of bleeding way back last 2005 and after I took an oral contraceptive pill my menstruation went back to normal. My mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer last 2010 and she had a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Bilateral Saphingo-Oophorectomy (TAHBSO). And now she is cancer free but still has regular check-up. My mother's sister had a benign ovarian cyst and she had it surgically removed last 2011. Both my mom and aunt are doing fine and have been doing their regular activities ever since. I hope this will enlighten you, readers, a little bit of my history.
I had my transvaginal ultrasound today. The ultrasound report is as follows:
FINDINGS: Prolonged Menses (From Dec 30 to Jan 18)
Uterus: 5.79 x 4.93 x 4.40 cm, Anteverted Endometrium: 2.19 cm, Hyperechoic Cervix: 2.36 x 2.66 cm, without Nabothian cyst Right Ovary: 2.73 x 2.04 cm, Lateral Left Ovary: 3.28 x 2.54 cm, Lateral
COMMENTS: The myometrialechoes appear homogenous and intact with no evident abnormality seen. The endometrium is thick and hyperechoic with an irregularly shaped echogenic density within measuring 2.54 x 1.53 cm. The subendometrial halo is intact. The right ovary is unremarkable. Within the left ovary is a thin-walled, unilocular, anechoic cystic structure measuring 2.66 x 2.36 cm. No free fluid in the cul-de-sac.
I went to my doctor after I got my results and showed it to her. I can't seem to remember all the things she said because I was bothered somehow. What she told me was to continue with Althea for another 2 cycles and take Iron supplements for a month. If I have any spotting or bleeding while taking those pills then I should see her right away. She also said that I'll have another transvaginal ultrasound soon after I finish taking the pills.
Sorry if this is too long but I want to give out proper details. If anyone has any idea what this may be or any suggestions on what I'll do please do not hesitate to post a reply. And I don't think I'm pregnant because I didn't experience any of the symptoms. I do have irregular menstruation every month, sometimes late and sometimes early, but this time it was different because it was just too long than my previous periods and it was too heavy too.View Thread
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I'll be on pills for the next 3 months and then by that time I'll have my next transvaginal ultrasound. I'm very hopeful that everything's going to be fine. I'll update you very soon.
Thanks again so much. I enjoy reading your expert opinions on different posts. Take care.