Post A P repair and HRT

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Hello ladies I’m back! I hope you are all healing and doing well.

After my op 10 weeks ago my consultant prescribed continual HRT tablets. I have been menopausal for over four years.

After two months of meds I started bleeding. I’ve now had a period type bleed for six days with real dragging lower abdo discomfort just like a grotty period. That on top of trying to recover from surgery is a Royal Pain! Has anyone else experienced this and if so how long did they bleed?

I have spoken to my consultant who suggests continue for now but if it doesn’t settle he will change the prescription. 

I know break through bleeding is possible.

Thanks in advance 💜

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    Good to hear from you but sorry that you have been thrown another curve ball to deal with. I am on HRT patches rather than tablets and for the last few months. I haven't had breakthrough bleeding and I don't have periods anymore following endometrial ablation but do get swollen tender breasts which I think is when the oestrogen is building up with the HRT and with my own hormonal changes plus  occasional deep pain in one of my ovaries.....and for years I used to get pain at ovulation. I hope you get some useful information from ladies who have had a similar experience to you or there may be some useful info on the menopause and HRT part of this site. All the best, and hope you continue to recover well.

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      Hi Tedhead! How are you doing?

      Thanks. Yes very tender breasts! Just a bit frustrating after no bleeding for years. However I used to have a really hard time of it and pain in ovulation too, interestingly. I was 9 when I started menstruating so it was  wonderful to see the back of it all. Hopefully this won’t last too long. Thanks for your reply. I’ll see if I can find any threads.

      You take care too x

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    Paddiwhack

    im just over 12 weeks post op anterior/posterior repair and have been bleeding on and off for the last 4 weeks. My post op bleeding stopped after about week 3 but then I got this heavy feeling and on it came! I think it seems worse as I’ve been told not to wear tampons so it’s very visual on pads. I’m seeing my GP next week to see if I can get some answers. Prior to this my period were getting to be months apart which was lovely!  I’ll let you know how I get on.

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      Hi Tannerbird thanks for your reply. My bleeding is not post op but breakthrough side affect caused by the HRT ☹️

      I found post op if I over did it a bit I would bleed again so do be careful. Good luck with your on going recovery 

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    Hi paddiwhack. I had bleeding when I first went on hrt which settled diwe over a few months. When my gp doubled the done however I started bleeding really heavily and gp panicked sent me for scan xray and hysteroscopy (youch). Turned out I had small fibroids and the inctease in oestrogen was making them bleed. If your bleeding doesn't settle down it might be worth asking if this is a possibility. Good luck! 😊 x

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      Hi Lizzie60

      Thank you so much for your response.

      My low dose has been fabulous for my symptoms until this. Having recently had surgery it’s inconvenient as I can’t use symptoms either! I understand it is quite common in first months so I hope it passes. I do have small fibroids so that’s a good one to be aware of.

      Thanks. If it doesn’t settle I’ll go back to my consultant  . Hope you’re well . 

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