Re: Provera question
Your situation sounds similar to mine. Last year I was on a round of Provera to control bleeding that would not stop - it regulated me for about 6 months, then I started missing periods and the ones I did get were very light. I thought I was going to finish menopause for good. I went in August for my annual GYN check-up ( I always get an ultrasound also) and I had a thick endometium, so she had me come back in one month for another check and a biopsy. My endometrium was even thicker and the biopsy showed hyperplasia.
I had a D&C a few weeks later and am now on Provera for 5 months. I didn't realize it, but I felt heavy in the lower stomach also - now after the D&C, it seems to have gone away. Hyperplasia is a pre-cancerous condition and the Provera is supposed to treat it. I will need another biopsy in February to see if it's gone - if not I may need a hysterectomy.
I'm not saying that this is what you have, and it's probably OK to wait unitl December - if it were me I would call the GYN and ask if you can take the Provera now, and then come in December for your checkup.
Hope this helps. BTW - I'm 50 also.