So scared

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I had a what seemed like a light period after 2 years (I'm 54) I had all the PMS symptoms a week or so prior and felt typical of ovulation. I panicked and went to see my GP who referred me for a TVS - saw Gynaecologist straight afterwards who said my lining was 6mm thick and said she was concerned about increased blood flow which I have no idea what she is talking about. I'm having a hystroscopy and endometrial biopsy on Friday but I can't eat or sleep with sheer fear 😔

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    Hey Claire

     I would say what they did is normal since your in menopause at this point they just want to make sure nothing evil is going on even tho your in meno doesn’t mean you couldn’t had a surge of hormones! I’m a nurse so my mind would have me going all over the place knowledge isn’t power sometimes! Idk what’s normal for the lining once you hit menopause but many women have shared on here about post meno bleeding and going thru what you are with the biopsy! Prayers going up for you!!!!! We are here to listen keep us posted

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    First off, please set your fears aside.  This isn't all that unusual for a women to have random spotting or a bleed after menopause.  Kind of like your ovaries final hooray.  And when a menopausal lining is normally <5mm,   a 6mm lining is not that thick.   I was taking HRT and at one point my lining was 12mm.  

    I did do an endometrial biopsy and everything turned out just fine.  I was told to take ibuprofen before I came in, and possible expect some spotting afterward.  The procedure was not terribly uncomfortable, and pretty quick.  I never spotted after.  So please try to set your worries aside, but I bet this is nothing to worry about.  

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    Hi Claire.  I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this.  My health anxiety goes into major overdrive when I have to have any test.  Most of us ladies have to go through that during this time.  Since being on this forum, I have seen lots of ladies post about the thickened lining and biopsy.  I'm sure several ladies that have been through this will be able to chime in and lessen some of the anxiety.  I will keep you in my prayers.  Please keep us updated.  We are here for you.  ((Hugs))

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