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Hypermenorraghia - 30 days of bleeding

Hi. I am 48 and 4 years ago went through chemo and radiation for breast cancer. All has been ok since then apart from I was pushed through menopause early because of treatment. Last year I had some bleeding episodes so had a pipelle and it was normal and I was referred to gynae. He did a D&C three months ago and all was fine - just removed a small benign polyp from my uterus.
For the past 30 days I have been bleeding again and it's just getting heavier and heavier. To the point I have to change my tampon and pad every 45 minutes. Initially I thought it was just clearing out after the D&C as thought it too late to be an infection, as no other issues, but maybe I'm wrong? Or maybe there is another issue like hormone imbalance, thyroid issues etc but blood tests in the past have not shown this. Pregnancy could be an option but unlikely!??? Anyone else suffer from this or can shed any light on the issue? I think it's time to head back to see the gynae I guess.
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I'm sorry for your troubles! It sounds like your ovaries have reverted back to reproductive mode. (Chemo and radiation induced menopause can be temporary.) It's pretty typical to have irregular bleeding during perimenopause so this may be all it is. But even after menopause, women can have bleeding episodes since the ovaries never completely shut down. In most cases, it's just sporadic ovarian activity but of course needs to be investigated to rule out anything serious.

Of course some breast cancer treatments can cause uterine problems such as polyps and even endometrial cancer, both of which can cause abnormal bleeding. Hopefully, this proves to be nothing serious just like your previous episode!  
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