OK, here's the thing - thought I was starting menopause, half way to that magic twelve months with no period.
A little history: over the last year, I've been taking Crestor for high cholesterol - it's working great - but I go for bloodwork & urine tests every three months. Off and on during the year, I've had microscopic amounts of blood in my urine - not visible.
I went for an ultrasound, kidneys, bladder, and all the lady parts with some sort of scope. All results good. So then, off to the urologist for a cystoscopy of my bladder. That was 8 days ago. No complications afterwards.
I also take 450mg of Effexor daily - have been for years now. Last Saturday, I received a call from my Dad advising that he is not only battling prostate cancer now - he has spine, bowel and lung cancer. So it's been a pretty stressful week needless to say.
Yesterday, I was seeing a bit of blood whenever I wiped after urination - just enough to make the toilet paper pink, nothing more. More so in the morning and subsided during the day.
Today I am still having it and am wearing light coloured underwear so I am noticing that now I do have some spotting.
I am due for my pap test this month - I had one last year and everything was fine.
I've also been smoking for the last year and half off and on....trying very hard to quit - I'd actually quit over 15yrs ago and due to stressful situation in my life - started again (dumb ole me!!!) and now I'm really struggling with it.
I'm slightly overweight and have been dieting but healthy.
So that's pretty much my history.
So, after six months without any period (before that I was getting one every 20 or 21 days for about six months!) and now some slight blood on the toilet paper, more like spotting today..... all tests have been good. Could it be the stress of my Dad's condition? Could it be just my uterine wall thinning??