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post menopausal bleeding
I went through menopause 10 years ago. This past week end I had what looked and felt like a menstrual period of yesterday. 2 days of cramps and bleeding tapering off on the 4th and 5th day. I have been set up for a vaginal ultrasound by my gyn but it is not until Monday. She was not encouraging and said the cancer word. After the exam however she said everything feels very normal and there is no sign of bleeding anymore. Then she set me up for this teast on Monday.
Anyone out there experienced this? I have never taken hormones.
Thu. Jun 29, 1:30pm
I will keep you in my prayers.
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 5:39 PM
Good to know that your ob-gyn is not sugar-coating the possibilities, and that she has expedited your testing.
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 6:08 PM
what kind of tests is she doing...bleeding is a sympton of uterian cancer in women over 50
Saturday, July 01, 2006, 9:06 AM
1st step is transvaginal ultrasound and then we will see the measurements.
Saturday, July 01, 2006, 1:23 PM
How did the ultrasound go yesterday? Keeping you in our prayers.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006, 9:50 AM
I am waiting to hear the report from doctor. Technician was positive however but they can not say very much which drives me crazy as a patient. I am feeling very optimistic. Thank you for the prayers.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 9:58 AM
They found thickening of 8 cm so will have an office biopsy next week.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 5:25 PM
Correction!! 8 mm not cm.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 5:26 PM
Keep us updated.
I'm glad to hear that you were vigilant too in bringing up this concern with your doctor.
Hope things turn out well for you.
Thursday, July 06, 2006, 2:23 PM
The test was a piece of cake. quick tolerable pain and a good sample. She is encouraged by the way it looked.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 3:28 PM
so glad to hear that the doctor is optimistic regarding your tests! please remeber that we are here for your support!!
Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 4:15 PM
Thanks so much.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7:33 AM
how are you feeling? have you gotten back the recent test results? hope all is well!
Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:29 PM
Thanks...results today showed cancer cells so next step is total hysterectomy.
We think it is early stages since we got results after first signs of bleeding. It is very optimistic since I sought help early.
Monday, July 17, 2006, 7:52 PM
I am so sorry for you to have to go through this :(
I am glad you saught help early and i know you will be fine ;)
Monday, July 17, 2006, 11:02 PM
To the OP, so sorry to hear that you have to have a hysterectomy, but I"m glad to hear that things may be okay because you were vigilant in your concern...
Keep us posted.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 1:03 AM
best wishes for your surgery! my grandmother had a hysterectomy and following it, she has been fine. i've read a bit about the procedure and they recommend going through the abdomen or using laprscopy for the quickest post-operation healing. hope you have a strong support system "out htere", but if not, please remember that we are here for each other...here's a little love for you
Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 9:26 AM
Science has made such great gains in cancer treatment in the past few years. Keep a postive attitude and know that we are all here for you. My husband had cancer when I was pregnant with my second baby. She is now 14 and he is doing fine and has been cancer-free since the first bout.
Read all you can about your cancer. A good book for women is "The Wisdom of Menopause" by Christiane Northrup, MD. She talks about pre- and post- menopause and things you can do to help yourself. It is very much a pro-woman kind of book. She also has a new one out called "Mother-Daughter Wisdom" which is great to read if you have a daughter or if you ARE a daughter!
I'll be thinking of you. Keep us updated.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 11:47 AM
Thank all of you so much...The staging Surgery is July 27th and the surgeon gyn oncologist is well trained at MD Anderson in Houston. They go into the abdomen and look around and take some lymph nodes also in the pelvis and upper abdomen. It is highly curable and I have every confidence that this is early stages since bleeding is early symptom. So all of you post menopausal women out there run to the doctor if you have abnormal bleeding or even a clear or pink discharge. Too many women ignore the symptoms and wait too late. Thanks for the prayers and hugs.
Thursday, July 20, 2006, 8:48 AM
Thanks for sharing your story. Good luck to you.
Thursday, July 20, 2006, 9:29 AM
Glad to hear you are very upbeat. A good attitude is half the battle. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Friday, July 21, 2006, 7:06 AM
Thanks...went to preop today and my heart lungs blood pressure normal and they promised me drugs so I am OK with it now. I am so happy that I am healthy...some people are not when they face this sort of thing. I can count many blessings.
Friday, July 21, 2006, 10:57 PM
MD Anderson...you can't get much better than that. You are in excellent hands and I know quite a few ladies who have been cured of uterine cancer and recovered rapidly from the hysterectomy. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. This menopause stuff is new to me, so I appreciate these comments. You are in my prayers. - a fellow Texan.
Saturday, July 22, 2006, 1:20 AM
Thanks and by the way I love Texas! Even though I live in SC.
Saturday, July 22, 2006, 4:31 AM
Went through the surgery well. Today the path report shows stage 2 which means they found it in one lymph node out of 30 something. The cancer was halfway through the muscle wall. Will go through radiation and chemo. Still feel positive.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 6:58 PM
thanks so much for the update, we really care. And you should feel positive. Sounds like you have a great medical team working for you. Hugs and prayers..
Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 8:07 PM
You should feel positive! that is great news! best wishes and hang in there . . .the PT community is here for you!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 9:53 PM
OP, glad to hear that the surgery went well. I hope the treatment will go well, too!
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 11:44 PM
so glad to hear how things are progressing for you!! please try to keep us posted! know that many prayers are being said for you!
Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 10:09 AM
hey op-how are you doing today? everything okay?
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