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I decided to start my own thread rather than keep repeating my story all over the place. I am 53, no periods for a year and a half, until this week.
About four and a half months ago, fed up with hot flashes and etcetera, I got on HRT (hormone replacement therapy). I've taken a 1 mg. Estradiol tablet daily since then. It was wonderful and pretty much eliminated all of my awful menopause symptoms. Then, about two weeks ago, my doctor added generic Provera, 2.5 mg. tablet per day.
After about ten days, I got lazy and skipped a couple of days of my HRT pills and now I'm on day five of flooding bleeding. I've even considered going to the emergency room a time or two so far. My doctor says I need an ultrasound and a biopsy (which I'll get next week).
I am a giant wuss and plan to get some kind of anesthesia or heavy duty prescription pain pill for the biopsy procedure. (If my doctor says no, I plan to get a different doctor). Also, starting today, I'm taking myself off all HRT.
Because of my research (googling) and the timing, I believe that in my case the bleeding is most likely because of the HRT (although of course I can't be certain of it). It was lovely to get a break from all those menopause symptoms but it's not worth this.
Has anyone else had bleeding after menopause with HRT?
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