Perimenopausal and bleeding for 2 months
I am 55 years old and until last Oct 2011 I was having regular periods. Heavy, 7 days, crampy but regular. Right after my birthday I started missing periods, going 6-7 weeks between a period. Periods were lighter, shorter and no cramping. That lasted till March when I had a fairly heavy period lasted 10 days. Stopped 2 or 3 days and then started again. After bleeding another week I had a day where I had blood clots the size of base balls. I'm watching TV and as I get up blood is pouring down my legs. This lasted a couple of days and finally decided I needed to go to emerg. They did blood work and my haemoglobin had dropped to 80. Should be at least 110 - 120.
They had a perlvic ultra sound in emerg. and they suggested I go see my gynaecologist which I did. After 4 weeks of bleeding I went to see gyne and had an endometrial biopsy which turned out to be negative. However, since the biopsy have had severe cramps, every day all day. Take Advil but if it doesn't help will take Tylenol in between. Gynaecologist perscibed birth control pills to stop bleeding. Double dosing. But still bleeding. At the 7 week mark my specialist sent me to emerg. again. Worried my haemoglobin was not improving. I now have an appointment to see a surgeon and they will probably perform an endometrial ablation. Till then I have not been able to work, cannot drive I feel so weak, can barely prepare a meal.