Hello a2stylist, Dr. Minkin & Anon_6061 - I just wanted to let you know that I did get the saline sonogram done on Thursday, 1/10 which included a endometrium biopsy. I just heard this a.m. from my doctor's nurse who told me that the biopsy results were negative for any cancer so that was wonderful news to get!
When I had the sonogram, my GYN said that she was "leaning toward" doing a hysteroscopy, no matter the biopsy results, which I assume would be to remove the fibriod(s) and/or polyps that have been causing my intermittent spotting. But the nurse didn't mention that my doctor wanted to get that scheduled so I asked her to get back with my GYN for clarification. It may just be that I need to keep a careful watch on the bleeding/spotting for awhile and note any more changes, etc. I think I also remember my GYN saying that I probably had a "degenerating" fibroid.
My bloodwork was not repeated on 1/10 (it was originally done on 12/7/12) which I almost wish it had been as I would have been interested to see what my hormone levels were last week. I am still very surprised that my 12/7/12 bloodwork showed me to be menapausal since I'd had what must have been an actual period, albeit only for 36-48 hours, back starting November 1, 2012. [a style="COLOR: #006699; CURSOR: pointer" id=exchange-post-enabled_A1 class=template-reply-post onclick="LoginCreatePost(this,'menopause-exchange','3'); return false;"> IView Thread
Hello - this is my first post. I turned 52 in August and have had intermittent bleeding/short periods throughout 2012. I thought these were normal as it has never been anywhere near 12 months at a time since I've gone without a period, at least a short one over 1-3 days. My GYN sent me for a transvaginal ultrasound last Friday and now she wants me to have a saline sonogram which isn't scheduled until January. She said she couldn't tell from the ultrasound whether the lining of my uterus was thickened, etc. although I may have a few small fibroids. She said my pelvic exam, also last Friday, felt normal. Although I don't have the results of last Friday's PAP smear, I have never had an abnormal pap. [br>[br>I think my worry is mostly that my blood work last Friday showed me to be in menopause even though I know it has been nowhere near a year since my periods fully stopped. My GYN said it was sometimes difficult to determine whether one is still in perimenopause or menopause - but why does my blood work indicate the latter? I also had a period of at least 2 months of hot flashes earlier this year - I had never had them before. And the other day I thought I had another. I had what I THOUGHT was a short period lasting 2 days on November 2nd, some more bleeding (period?) on December 2nd & 3rd and then today, some more spotting. Both today & on November 2nd I saw some actual dark, red bloody tissue. [br>[br>I'm just worried about having this spotting/bleeding, etc. despite supposedly being in menopause. This has all got me very worried, thinking I have endometrial cancer or something worse. If anybody else has been through something similar and has any insight to share, it would be very much appreciated.View Thread