hi i'll start by saying im 35 years old with 3 kids. since ever starting menstruating at 13 iv'e always had heavy periods. iv'e learned to live with it and was told simply that some girls just have this im afraid.
however in 2008 i had problems which revealed polyps which were going to be burnt away if i hadnt fallen pregnant in 3 mths as we were trying for a baby. i did gt pregnant but it ended up being an ectopic, which i burst and internally bled. this was distressing but seemed to have sorted out the polyp issue and so was never re checked. i have since had a baby in 2011 but since his birth i have been slowly getting the same problems again. 2 weekly periods very heavy flow etc. so recently had ultrasound which revealed that they found my ovaries and uterus to be normal and without lumps and bumps but that my lining was very thick. (30mm)
leading up to the scan i had been been bleeding the day after intercourse-each time, also feeling very puffy and itchy inside my vagina. so i thought i had an infection but all came back that i did not! so was referred for scan. for months iv'e been bleeding in between cycles and quite heavy etc. (i had a period from 24th dec to 11th jan then had a 4 day break before severe bleeding! like changing both tampon and thick liner every 45-60 mins!) when i had scan i told them i was bleeding very heavily, but they said it didnt matter to go ahead.
so then results came back yesterday the lining was 30mm?! whilst i was bleeding!? is this normal? doesnt the lining become thinner during bleeding? not thicker? i have been referred to a gynecologist but am sick with worry as to what is causing this. here in the uk everything is so dragged out by waiting 2 weeks for each referral and then results. surely the longer its left the more i stress about it and things have time to get worse!? im trying to be positive but 30mm is very thick and cant help but think the worst.
both my aunties on my mums side and my mum have had problems in this area resulting in hystorectomy due to lining or fibroids etc. my nan had endometrial cancer and had to have hystorectomy too. im just so tired and fed up and not sure whether to laugh or cry!
any inspiration/advice would be really nice.
i dont want to dwell i want to be my chipper self. :(