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Hi...I am 53 years old and I haven't been feeling well in the last two weeks. My stomach has been bothering me and my intestines felt sore and swollen, so my doc sent me for an ultrasound of the stomach and pelvis. At that time I was told I had a low grade fever too. In the past I had been taking the birth control pill to control my heavy periods as I have a bleeding disorder called ITP (low platelets). At the end of October 2016 I stopped taking the pill in preparation for my total knee replacement surgery in November. Since the surgery, my mentstural cycle stopped and I figured I was starting menopause. I was also experiencing hot flashes. After 9 months of no cycle, I got a period again, heavy bleeding and clots (though not as big as I have had in the past). After the ultrasound my doctor called me in to his office and said I had thickening of the lining of my uterus. He said it could mean cancer, but it can also mean something else, so he's sending a referral to the woman's clinic for a biopsy. Then he informed me that this process can take 2 months to get in for the biopsy and now I am sitting here worrying. Everyone tells me not to worry until I know for sure, but I can't help feeling scared. He's also referring me to a Gastroenterologist because though the stomach ultrasound didn't show anything, I am having issues that require further investigating and I possibly may need an endoscopy.
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