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I have had scans and I am currently waiting for a Biopsy as  I have had bleeding between my periods for 3 months now   I am 42 and have always suffered from heavy periods but I have been getting lots of stomach cramps too  My doctors has said I need to ask the hospital about Provera just wondered if anyone has taken this and how they were once on it also my doctor thinks I may have a polyp as I went for a biopsy at the doctors but it could not be done as  my uterus went in to spasm I have had the marina coil before but it played havoc with me any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated I have posted this on polyps discussion too 

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    If you are waiting for a biopsy, taking any hormone may not be a good idea, until you know what you're dealing with until you have the results of the biopsy.  I would suggest that you do everything in your power (if you can do anything, mind) to get that biopsy procedure as soon as you can.  

    Bless you, I'll be thinking of you, Tracy.  Please let me know how you get on!

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      Many thanks I Am waiting till the biopsy but it's not till the middle of November just wanted some opinions on how people have been taking pro era as doctor has said to ask gyno about it when I go.

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      You're welcome.  I think that most oncologists would warn not to try anything that could cause the growth of any abnormal cells to accelerate.  You probably don't have cancer, but on the slim chance that you might have something nasty, you don't want to add anything else into the mix.  That's what I'm trying to say.  

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      Thanks I have had the ca125 blood test which was normal my scan showed thickening but the doctor was not too concerned and had suggested I start the provera before the biopsy which I have opted out of taking as I have one cycle before my scan.
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      I also had normal markers for the two blood tests available for ovarian cancer.  My uterine lining was at 8 mm before I had my biopsy.  By the time I had my surgery, it was at 12 mm.  And, I wasn't taking any hormones!  Had had no periods for 17 years.  

      As I said, while you probably don't have cancer (my opinion) it's probably better to wait till the biopsy says you don't. So, good for you for not taking anything.

      I'm not telling you this to scare you, but it is a cautionary tale.  A woman I know of (I worked with her husband from time to time) kept having worrisome symptoms.  Her doctor (ob/gyn) wasn't concerned, either.  He thought she was "too young." By the time she found out she had ovarian cancer, she'd had it for 2 years.  She was a fighter..so she fought it for 2 years more.  

      My philosophy is, that while "it could be nothing" it's best to check it out thoroughly in case it's "something."  xx 

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      Well, good luck to you!  Please let me know how your biopsy goes, and check in from time to time.  If you'd like, you can send me a private message.  We're all in this together. xx

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    I have taken provera/progesterone for many years to control abnormal bleeding.  I take naturally compounded progesterone because I was allergic to provera.  It worked very well ....otherwise I would have ended up with a hysterectomy.  I also had a polyp which was removed.  Its removal did not stop the abnormal bleeding in my case.
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      Thanks I think I need to chill out a bit more just have lots of pain inside and lots of stomach cramps I have read some crazy stuff about provera and do not want to really take it I would rather take alternative medicine. 
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      Rachel, can I just ask, was the polyp removal too painful?

      And what was your abnormal bleeding like?

      Asking as I have a suspected polyp and also a fibroid and it's making me bleed after exercisesad

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      Hi! Just seeing your question now....

      The polyp was removed during surgery ... so I didn't feel it :O

      The abnormal bleeding went from spots to random light bleeding to hemorrhaging to passing clots and bleeding for weeks.  Sometimes the bathroom looked like a crime scene.... 

      I don't mean to scare you!  Just warn you and that lots of women have experienced it and you will get through it.  

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