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Post menopausal vaginal bleeding

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  • Posted By: reader
  • January 6, 2008
  • 09:17 PM

In November 2007 I had severe uterine cramping and some vaginal spotting. I am 55 years old, and have been menopausal for 6 years. I am not on HRT. I never had menstrual cramps pre menopausal I went in for a uterine biopsy, but it was negative. The vaginal blood spotting continues, along with a slight discharge. Prior to this, my vagina has been dry for the past 6 years. This spotting and discharge are not related to sexual intercourse. In addiction, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, DCIS, grade 3, which was PR/ER negative, in November of 2006. Treatment for that is complete, but I am worried about ovarian cancer with the hormone neg. status of the breast cancer. I have not been given a reason for the spotting. My gyn. said he would draw blood for a CA-125 test, but in my opinion, that is useless without a transvaginal sonogram to assess the ovaries. Also, I had two full term pregnancies and took oral contraceptives for about 4 years
( factors which lower a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer.) Should I decide that, for me, vaginal spotting of unknown etiology is benign and put my worries to rest?

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