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Old 01-09-2016, 05:31 AM   #1
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A frightened husband

Some advice please.
My wife is 55 and last had a period about 11 month ago.
Several months ago she went through a phase of occasional bleeds but said they were not periods.
She saw her doctor who refered her to our local hospital and she finally saw a gynaecologist last week several months after first seeing the doctor.
She hasn't had any bleeding for about 3 months.
She saw the gynaecologist and she said my wife has a prolapsed uterus that could be removed or supported with a ring.
The gynaecologist said the blooding should be investigated and has arranged a scan to be followed by a hysteroscopy.I am worried sick it could be cancer. My wife is overweight but not diabetic.

 
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: A frightened husband

It sounds like she may not have gone through menopause yet since that is defined as no bleeding for a full 12 months. When our bodies are winding down toward menopause (called perimenopause), sometimes we don't have full periods and we can go many months between bleeds which may just be spotting. Each time bleeding occurs, counting has to start all over again. Bleeding after menopause is even possible since the ovaries continue producing hormones. However, any post-menopausal bleeding does need to be investigated to make sure it is nothing serious. Sometimes it is just the ovaries "acting up" or it could even be irritation of atrophied vaginal and urogenital tissues. And then of course there are the more worrisome causes of abnormal uterine cells. If she is concerned, she should see her doctor.

 
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