I'm 45 years old. In Oct 2007, I had very heavy bleeding that would last for weeks. It was so bad I became an anemic. I went to my doctor who did several ultrasounds (every 3 months) and even a CA-125 bloodwork (which was normal). The ultrasound showed ovaian cysts and fibroids.
In Feb, 2008, I had a merina IUD inserted. It helped with the heavy bleeding for about a year. I still had long very light bleeding almost everyday. Some times I would bleed very light (more like spotting) for 21 days and then 10 days without bleeding then light bleeding (spotting) again. This went on and very annoying.
About 6 months ago, I would bleed very heavy with lots of blood clots about 1 to 2 days a month. The rest of the month was very light. Which I can deal with.
3 weeks ago I went to my doctor. She told me that the IUD is doing what it's supposed to be doing. It's doing it's job but she thinks my fibroid is the culprit that is preventing the IUD from fully doing it's job because with this IUD, most women don't have periods anymore.
On Aug 24, 1009, I had another ultrasound done. This is what it says:
Findings: The uterus measures 10x4.7x3 cm in dimension. The myometrium is somewhat heterogeneous in echotexture consistent with leiomyomatous uterus with no discrete abnormalities seen. The endometrium measures 1 cm in thickness and is unremarkable in appearance. The right overy measures 3.4x 2.2 x 2.1 cm in dimension. The left overy measures 5 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm in dimension. Within the right overy, there is a 2.5 x 1.4 cm in dimension cyst with a second smaller anechoic follicular cyst also noted. The left overy demonstrates a 4.2 x 3.4 cm in dimension anechoic cyst. There is a nabothian cyst within the uterine cervix measuring 7 mm in diameter. There is no evidence of adnormal adnexal mass and there is no free fluid within the pelvic.
1. Bilateral ovarian cyst, left larger than right.
2. Borderline thickening of the endometrium.
3. Nabothian cyst within the uterine cervix.
4. Heterogeneous echotexture of the myometrium most consistent with leiomyomaious uterus.
Does anyone know what this means? My doctor just said, nothing to worry about.
My doctor put me on a low dose (1 mg) of estrogen, which didn't help so I went off of it. I got dizzy today and called my doctor to do another anemia test but she said it was done 3 weeks ago and it was normal. I told her (I actually spoke to her nurse) that I was bleeding even more than the last time I saw her. I have an appointment with her next week and she told me to discuss it with her at my next appointment. I'm also feeling tired.
My doctor said that we can try an endometrial ablation but she said that there's also a good chance this won't stop or slow down the bleeding. The only way to stop my bleeding completly is a hysterectomy which I really don't want to do if I can avoid it but I'm really getting irratated with this bleeding. Besides, I was never put under before and I don't know what it's like.
I really can't wait until I start menopause. LOL