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I had a sonogram done to check my ovaries and the doctor told me that my lining in the uterus is thick and wants to do a endometrial biopsy. I do not have any symptoms such as bleeding or cramps or any other symptoms that I read which are associated with endomitriies. I am 60 years old and have not had my period for over 7 years.
Hiya bj08,

Did your doctor do a biospy to determine cancer? I had a biospy and it came back ok. What symptoms did you have? And hyperplasia was found.....that is pre-cancer cells correct? Did that show up on biospy? I have never been diagnosed as having endometrios. I just recently started having bleeding issues. That is what lead me to the doctor. I am scheduled for an ablation sept. 23. I am a little nervous as to what will be found during the hystercope. Hoping it is just polyp's. I do have 2 small fibroids but my doc doesnot feel that is the cause of the problem. She said the lining is about 2 times the thickness it should be.
[QUOTE=lynn1961;3727777]Hiya bj08,

Did your doctor do a biospy to determine cancer? I had a biospy and it came back ok. What symptoms did you have? And hyperplasia was found.....that is pre-cancer cells correct? Did that show up on biospy? I have never been diagnosed as having endometrios. I just recently started having bleeding issues. That is what lead me to the doctor. I am scheduled for an ablation sept. 23. I am a little nervous as to what will be found during the hystercope. Hoping it is just polyp's. I do have 2 small fibroids but my doc doesnot feel that is the cause of the problem. She said the lining is about 2 times the thickness it should be.[/QUOTE]

Hi Lynn - I'm curious as to what you found out. I just turned 53 and am having abnormal bleeding, didn't have a period for 4 months and now it's almost continuous. Doctor wants to do a D&C. I also have 2 fibroids. Did the ablation go okay? Thanks. Becky
I've been reading all of your messages and wondering if anyone has had any of my symptoms/experiences. I am almost 42, had my last child at 38. One year later I had the ablation to help with bleeding. My periods are very light, spotting, start and stopping, sometimes bad back pain and vaginal pain. Lately, I am experiencing terrible mood swings, heart palpatations, anxiety, migraines before and after my period, several urinary tract infections, insomnia, and sleepiness after periods. The list goes on. My hormones were checked and I am not producing any progesterone. I also had a ultrasound and my lining was a little thick with fluids. My OBGYN put me on progresterone pills for 12 days each month starting again once I start my period. She is hoping the progesterone will help reduce the lining. I started my period this morning expecting a heavier period than normal but it has stopped. More like heavy spotting here and there. So I go back on Wednesday to do another ultrasound to see if it is helping. My guess the lining will be the same. If it's the same my doctor plans to biopsy and possible hysterectomy. I'm not sure what do to. I really just want my old body back and be normal and HAPPY again. I know I'm not easy to live with having two boys 3 and 6 and a husband wondering what happened to his wife. I've had friends and family that have had a hysterectomy and they say it solved most of their problems and they are very happy they did it. Since I've already had the ablation and D&C 2 years ago I'm not sure why my lining would be growing back. Any advise or experience you could share would be nice.
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Hi Knightsr and Lynn - Sorry Lynn, last time I spelled your name Lynne.

Knightsr - I'm wondering if your mood swings, anxiety, migraines etc. could be due to perimenopause symptoms, I don't know much about not producing progesterone and I don't know why the lining would grow back but I guess it can. I don't blame you for wanting to be happy again and have your old body back. I didn't start having problems until I was 50, I just turned 53 and before that had no cramps, periods very regular, etc. We have 2 sons, ages 20 and 18 and after I had them my periods were the same. It's weird how our bodies can change overnight. I had my D&C 2 days ago and should have the results Monday when I go to the doctor for a post-op visit. I hope it was just the polyp that was causing my irregular bleeding.

Lynn - I sure hope your bleeding stops soon too. Are you anemic? You have been bleeding for a long time, I worry about you. Keep us updated.

Knightsr and Lynn - I wanted to tell you that both of my sister-in-laws had hysterectomies in their mid 30's and also some co-workers of mine have and they said it's the best thing they did, they feel so much better. I can't imagine anyone wanting one but I would if things didn't get any better. If my test results aren't good, I'm sure that's where I will be heading. Becky
Reba73 - Thanks for responding.
I am definately perimenopausal. I almost think having my tubes tied and then having the ablation sent me there early then expected. I never had bleeding or inconsistent periods before. Maybe turning 40 (2 years ago) really made a difference. I can't imagine going through this for another 10 years.

I was taking 10 mg of lexapro but I hated the way it made me feel sometimes (lazy, low libido, didn't care if the kids were jumping on the couch or off their bunk beds.. ha ha). I stopped taking it about 2 weeks ago when I started the progesterone hoping it would solve my anxiety and mood swings. I think my husband is ready for me to get back on it. Since I've been taking the progesterone I can finally sleep without medication and my chin is no longer breaking out. I still have other symptoms like psoriasis that I had when I was a kid and then it came back after I had my 4 year old. It may have been after the ablation, not sure. I got back on Wednesday to have another ultrasound to see the status on my lining. Since my husband is self employed (realtor) and we have individual insurance with a huge deducible (it's been met for 2008), I asked if we could do get this stuff check out this year and not dragged it into next year spending another $5k in Jan/Feb time. I assume that my doctor will do the ultrasound and if it's not reduced then she will biopsy. From there not sure. Thanks again for responding.
Knightsr:
I think it's true what you are saying about having your tubes tied and having more perimenopause symptoms. I was just reading about that in "The Wisdom of Menopause" by Christianne Northup, MD. There is a hormone interruption when the pathway from the ovaries to the uterus is stopped when the tubes are tied. I had never known that before. It seems strange, but that's what she says.
[QUOTE=bimbi48;3723633]I had a sonogram done to check my ovaries and the doctor told me that my lining in the uterus is thick and wants to do a endometrial biopsy. I do not have any symptoms such as bleeding or cramps or any other symptoms that I read which are associated with endomitriies. I am 60 years old and have not had my period for over 7 years.[/QUOTE]

I am 72 - I am waiting for a D & C right now. At my yearly exam I explained my bottom felt 'heavy' and I had pain in my back, groin and pelvic area. I had no bleeding, discharge at all - just the heavy feeling and related pains. After ultrasound (showed thick lining [30 ml] and fibroids), CT scan (normal) and a biopsy (negative) I was told I did not have Cancer. D & C is in Nov and that will go to biopsy.





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