Hello 🙂 Firstly, how are you and how are you feeling? Did you end up finding a support group close to home? Your post jumped out at me as I am scheduled for a D&C this coming Friday. Very similar symptoms to yours, irregular bleeding, extremely heavy some months, one in particular I lost a lot of blood (although doesn’t sound as much as yours). After an ultrasound in my gyno’s office he found a mass on the wall of my uterus causing a bulge into my uterus. Do you mind if I ask whether you presented with an abnormally thickened lining? I am also pre-menopause and i am just curious as my lining has presented quite normal. Apparently that’s a good sign. thank you for reading 🙂
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Hello all, I hope I am in the right place as I do not yet have a diagnosis. I am 32 years of age and have 4 children, all conceived naturally - no issues with fertility. Approx 5 months ago I started spotting between periods. The first month I put it down to the emergency contraception I took. The second month it happened again, by the 3 rd month I knew something was not right and could no longer blame the pill. things have been gradually getting worse, with the spotting starting earlier each cycle. Alongside the spotting, I have had abnormal discharge, ranging from pink, to brown to large amounts of water. My last cycle I started to panic and rushed to a gyno they could fit me in earlier than my regular. He sent me for an ultrasound that showed nothing unusual. The period following was horrendous. I was changing pads every 30 minutes over night & a day, passing a huge clot (sometimes looked as big as a golf ball) each pad change. That passed and my panic subsided. In terms of spotting things have been much better since. Fast forward to yesterday & I met with my regular gyno. He conducted an ultrasound in his office and there in plain sight was a mass, causing a bulge into my uterus. It was big enough for me to see without trying. He is sending me for a d&c in 2 weeks and then obviously I will have to wait for results. He is confident it is a fibroid due to my age and number of children, as well as a normal endometrial lining (not unusually thick). Of course I have been googling, which is not helpful I know. I guess I’m just reaching out to hear from anyone with similar symptoms/story. I’ve been worried about endometrial/uterine cancer for a number of weeks, now that there is a mass even more so. I am also more concerned about the fact that it was not able to be seen a month ago, now it’s there. Thanks for reading 🙂
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