In 2001 I had an ultrasound including a vaginal ultrasound which found the wall of the uterus was a lot thicker than it should have been. However the ultrasound did not indicate cancer. So nothing further was done. I had no bleeding or anything. But recently I have had very tiny specks of blood on my pants. They are the size of a pin head and so small you can hardly see them. So I went and had a pap smear and another ultrasound. I don't have the results yet but the radiologist said to me I was silly not to have everything investigated in 2001 when I had the 'abnormal' ultrasound. But the doctor told me the latest equipment that was used on that occasion would have picked up cancer. I would like anyone's opinion on this while I anxiously await the result. Are tiny little specks of blood of any significance? I have not had periods since shortly after that ultrasound in 2001. I didn't mean to put this in the ovarian cancer section.
Illawarrian, are you pre or post-menipausal? If I were you I would ask about an MRI. Thickened uterine lining and spotting could be signs of adenomyosis and/or fibroids, which may show up on an MRI. Also, if you are having a lot of bleeding, have you had your thyroid checked? My sister had very severe Grave's disease, which screwed up all her hormones and caused menstrual problems.
Unfortunately a pap smear would not be enough to investigate any abdomalites of the Uterus, once you get your results from your latest ultrasound and if it still suggests that you have a thickening of the Uterus wall, I would suggest that you ask your gyno is it worthwhile that you have a D & C so they can obtain an endometrial biopsy, just to be on the safe side.
As for the specks of blood as Rreba asked are you pre or post menopausal? And what colour was the blood as this gives doctors a pircture of what is going on inside...
I have had exactly the same symptons as yourself and if you need anyone to bounce any questions off let me know...
hi i am new on this site and i have a lot of questions. i am not american so my english terms are not that good so try to bare with me if anyone understands what i am saying. i am pre menopausal. for the past couple of years it seems that i am finishing with my periods but then maybe after 4 months i get it. i don't really have a lot of blood but major hot flashes. i am also on therapy for my thyroid. last year after a check up the doctors told me i had a thick uterus lining for my age(53), it was 14. so i had a d and c and they found some polypods but they weren't cancer. i thought everything would be okay but now one year later my lining now measures twelve so i have to have another d and c and get a biopsy. i was wondering if anyone has had an experience like this. could this be cancer knocking at my door? should i consider asking for a hysterectomy? if anyone has similar experiences please write back. thanks.
Your English is fine, sounds to me like what you have is endometrosis, please ask for further testing, such as a TransVaginal Ultra Sound and a CA125, it is not unusal for the periods to be spotty and irratic for a time while going into menopause. Before you ask to have a hysterectomy be sure it is necessary.
I was pregnant in early March. I had a missed abortion according to the radiologist. I waited several weeks to see if the sac would go away on its own. It did not. So my OB advised I have a D&C. I hardly bleed after the D&N. I expected to bleed worse than my normal period. I didn't get a period after that. My OBGYN put me on meds to bring my period on. I eventually got a very light pink discharge and cramps but it only lasted a day. I also had some dry brownish blood over a month later but not healthy looking blood? I'm concerned. I want a baby very much! I'm scared of cancer or anything else that could damage my fertility? Anybody have any answers cause I'm not getting many from my doctor. She is doing a biopsy next week of my uterus but in the mean time I'm left wondering??? Maybe I'm over reacting but I used to be very normal and bleed a lot.
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