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Old 10-06-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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possibililty of cancer?

I am really freaking out about my last blood results. They show I am in menopause (18 months at most), but I've been having intermittant dark brown stringy spotting and cramping off and on for about 6 months. The next thing the doctors want to do is a saline ultrasound. Has anyone had this experience so close to menopause? I'm afraid I've overlooked symptoms that may be serious, thinking it's just menopause irregularities. I'm 52

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: possibililty of cancer?

Hi Cathy,

I have a friend who had the same thing happen to her, was in total meno and then a few years later started having some bleeding. An ultrasound is completely normal at this point because the doctors just want to make sure nothing is wrong. My friend also had a biopsy done at the same time, just to be safe. I have read other posts where women have had spotting way past 12 months post meno. Sometimes it just happens.

Go in for the ultrasound and ease your mind, it won't hurt.

Take care,

Old 10-07-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: possibililty of cancer?

Are you taking any hormones, even creams from a health food store? My sister was using an estrogen cream after she went through menopause and must have used too much for awhile because she started bleeding a bit. Before she went to the doctor, she cut back on the estrogen cream and it never happened again. This was probably within a year or so of her last period.

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