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I am 52 years old.  Post menopause.  Recently experiencing spotting, brown discharge, bloating, some pain.  My question to you all is when I experienced spotting, bloating etc. It felt like I was on my period, in fact for the last three months I could guess when I was going to experience the next spotting and bloating.  This time it was Christmas.  In other words, I would experience my symptoms every 28 days.  It felt exactly like my period from the first day of bleeding to the fourth day of bloating.  Has anyone else experience the same thing?   If so, what was your diagnosis?  I go for my ultrasound tomorrow.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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    I'm 53 post menopausal. I started bleeding late last year and went for a smear which came back abnormal so I was sent for Colposcopy this January just gone and it showed mild abnormalities and I was given an appointment for this coming January for another.

    Anyway started getting poorly in September, dizzy, headaches, nausea and painful tummy. Backwards and forwards to the doctor and nothing was being done until I collapsed and was taken to hospital. I was sent home after a few hours and told it was migraine. Two days later I had an appointment out of the blue to go for another smear which I did and yet again another colposcopy which showed severe high grade abnormalities (CN3).

    I've been to the hospital today for my pre-op and I go in next Wednesday for a loop incision to remove the cells. I'll be having a general anaesthetic.

    I'm worried but it does need to be done.

    Make an appointment with your doctor and good luck with everything.

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    If I were you, I would ask my doctor to take a complete blood test to see if the red or white count is too high or low. It is amazing how much can be learned from a simple blood test. That is how I was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera. I am not suggesting that you have it. I really have no clue what your problem is, but wish you best of luck in being diagnosed soon. Sincerely, harrishill
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    Thank you.  I am seeing a doctor.  I am being tested for endometriosis cancer.  However it may not be that but rather vaginitis atrophy.  My question was directed to those people who have been diagnosed with endometriosis cancer or vaginitis atrophy.

    thanks again for your reply

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      Dear Connie45447, I hope your health got better already and you have managed to solve this issue. My elder friend is experiencing the same thing. I would be grateful if you would share your experience later with me
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    Hi Connie,

    I was just diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I will have my hysterecomy at the end of the month. I had the issue of bleeding after menopause. I am not sure how long but they say it is early stage. Good to get the ultra sound.

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      I hope your surgery went well, and that you are getting back to normal.

      I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer grade 2,  4 days ago  and have been trawling this site for someone  in the same position, to share experiences and thoughts with.  I am currently waiting for an mri and x ray appointment, which they said is standard, and whilst I am trying to stay calm, and remain positive ..( mmm) , my, normally very calm husband is visibly emotional,  so it would be good to have someone to 'talk' to who knows what it is like.

      about me - 

      I am almost 60 years old,  just about normal weight,( according to BM1 chart) and had my last period almost 7 years ago.  My health is/ was good,  (though I did have a polyp removed 9 years ago)   there is no real background of ill  health in my family.  I have two grown up children.

      I noticed a very little blood when wiping 3 months ago, and rang the doctor first thing Monday morning, expecting a doctors  appointment would be offered.  The surgery rang back saying  the guidelines say, no hospital  referrals without blood tests,  so I had those the same day, and two day later was told they were ok.   **I now wish I was/ had been  stroppy as the doctor told me this week that I was/ should have been referred then,!! and they are investigating how I 'slipped through the net',   which is no consolation,  but which is 3 months lost**

      At the hospital, the vaginal ultrasound showed a thick womb lining of 15mm and a ‘nasty’ looking polyp. I asked about the c125 blood test I had just before going and  she said was ok, cervix vulva vagina also looked ok and no masses could be felt. Some bits she couldn’t see, but maybe that is semi- normal rather than a worrying sign.

      They managed to take a biopsy of the polyp and bits of the lining and 6 days later I received a phone call, offering me a next day (!) appointment to discuss the results.

      I could not persuade her to tell me the results over the phone, and she could not see me that afternoon,  so I had an extremely stressful / sleepless 24 hours. She said things would move fast from now on, but 4 days later i still have  received no appointments

      Apart from some low abdomen twingey pains, which may be as a result of the biopsy ,  as I don’t believe I had them before, I still feel perfectly well!!    I hope this is a good sign,  but I am beginning to question everything..  and my imagination is running riot wondering if it has spread to my lungs or  liver.  Would I know/ have symptoms  if it had.


      The waiting is probably all standard procedure, and the ‘pathway’,   but it is definitely the worst thing as it just leaves you in limbo.     I really feel that when you are given the results you should be handed an appointment for the next thing,  so that there is something to go to.....  instead you leave with  nothing but trepidation and fear.

      I probably shouldn’t be worrying so much, but if anyone has been, or is in a similar position, I would love to hear of your experiences,  timescales, story or advice. 

      In the meantime I hope you, and all other sufferers are  remaining positive and faring well

      Take care

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