bleeding and pain years after menopause

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Hi.. Panicking really badly at the moment, I went through the change aged 36.. 22 years ago. I took HRT for a number of years and stopped about 10 years ago. Plain sailing until 3 years ago when i had some pain and bleeding, it was discovered I had a large uterine polyp which was removed, and a mild cistocile and rectocile, for which i have been given a silicone pessary for. I've had a couple of episodes of brown/red discharge since wearing the pessary, both were investigated and found no problem. Yesterday I started again with brown/red discharge, accompanied with left sided pain, it is a liitle worse today, so i have had a swab taken and my GP has reffered me for a PMB appointment on the 30th Dec. Since having the swab done this afternoon the pain is worse and low down central as well as on the left side. I had a normal smear in august 2013. I am really scared and worried now... any advice please

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    Hi Sharon

    dont have any answers, just want to offer a big hug and some support, and try not to worry, at least you have an appointment soon, and i wish you luck sweetie 

    jay xx

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    Hi Sharon how long ago did you remove the pessary?

    I only ask because I had very similar symptoms after having used a canasten pessary - which cleared up a few days after I had inserted it.

    Hope you get sorted soonūüĎć

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      Hi I've not had the pessary removed, had it checked in April and it was ok, due for another check up beginning of January... But it will be done at my appointment next week... Thanks for your reply
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    I have no advice re the pessary as I have not used one, but I can assure you that the PMB clinic is amazing. I was reffered to my local one in Oct and they made me feel at ease from the moment I walked through the door. 

    I will not bore you with the wheres and whyfores of the clinic here but if you need/want any advise just shout out 


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