Hello, I am new here with a few questions. I just turned 60, and ended my periods in Oct. 2009. I have always been in good health. In October last year, I went thru a VERY stressful week. On Thurs. of that week I wiped and noticed very light pink on the toilet paper. The next morning I strained to have a BM, which has been common for me most of my life, and again blood that was a little more and red. I went to the dr. the next morning and she did a pelvic and rectal. Rectal was fine, physical last July pap was fine, but she did see a small amount of blood near the cervix but was not sure where it was coming from. Ovaries, uterus felt fine, vagina was a little atrophied. She gave me the option of having a transvaginal ultrasound since I didn't have any insurance. I still don't, but saved money to go this Saturday. After that Friday morning, the bleeding was just intermittent spotting that lasted 1 week. There has been nothing since. Over the past week or so, I am having very mild intermittent pelvic pain, a couple times, a little pain in right ovary. No bleeding, no discharge. I did gain 40 lbs since Nov. 2011 following my father's death, I ate to relieve the sadness. Not sure if the added weight had anything to do with this, or the straining with occasional BM's. Should I be worried about the big C? I already deal with anxiety, (most of my life) and depression. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.View Thread
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