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    Old 01-13-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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    Bleeding after going off tamoxifen. Normal?

    After 5 years of taking tamoxifen for breast cancer, I have been switched to Evista. I'm 49 and still not menopausal, so my choices are limited. (I went 8 months without a period, then started it at my onc's office on the day we were going to look at my options. Consequently, my FSH that day was 11.7.)

    Anyway, about 6 weeks after going off the tamoxifen I started bleeding again and it still hasn't stopped after 3 weeks. So I start thinking uterine cancer because tamoxifen increases your risk, right? I got an ultra-sound and my gyno said my endometrium is abnormally thick, so he clipped off a little to send to the lab. It came back negative for both cancer and hyperplasia.
    My gyno says it is definitely drug-related...a kind of rebound reaction to getting off the tamoxifen. So, has anyone else had this experience?

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