Uterine Cancer Symptoms? What are they? Age 39 here.
I'm new to this site, new to posting. I just posted in the women's health issues area. (see below)
I'm 39, and am having the longest period ever. Been going on 5 weeks now and counting. Heavy, with clots, no cramping, no pain anywhere. What are symptoms of uterine cancer? I've read a lot on the net, but most health sites just state the same info. I'd like to hear some real life symptoms, etc. I need to go see a doc (dreading this) but, I know I need to anyway. I have two children, age 18, and age 13. I'm not on birth control, so it cant be any reaction from that. I'm not sexually active (divorced 10 years, and havent dated in 5 years) Here is my post from the other forum:
New to posting on this site, but here goes:
I just turned 39 in January. My periods have never been "normal," and for the past few years, I'd go without a period for 5-6-7 weeks, then have one, then go without, etc. Just abnormal like that. Then, I noticed on and off last year, I'd spot a bit, didnt think much of it. Now, I have been bleeding for about 5 weeks, non-stop. At times super heavy (no cramping though) and have tons of clots, and I never had lots of clots really. This time, there are lots of them, and some are large, and the bleeding just doesnt stop. 5 weeks and counting. I've been reading on the net, and have read everything from uterine cancer, to fibroids, to too much estrogen causing stuff like this. I am overweight, and I also read that could cause this (fat has estrogens in it, etc) and the more estrogen you have, the longer the periods, etc. Anyway, does anyone have any experience with something like this, and it turns out it was uterine cancer? I dont have any pain anywhere, no cramping...just prolonged heavy bleeding with clots. Guess I am more scared than anything about cancer. I know I need to go see a doc, but I dont have insurance, so I just worry about things, and if it was cancer...omg, no clue what I'd do. What happens to people with no insurance anyway.
thanks inadvance for any stories, or sharing experiences, etc