I had slight bleeding and went to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital gynae clinic. At first they thought it was vaginal atrophy and prescribed vagifem tablets.
I didn't think it was that so I had a hysteroscopy and I had two fibroids which they tried to get rid of but one wouldn't go as it was firmly attached and in an awkward place. But since I had this treatment I have had no further bleeding. I was 54 when I went through the menopause and 57 or so when I had the bleeding.
I'm now 59. Fibroids tend to shrink the longer past the menopause you are. Hysterectomies seem to be rare these days. I wasn't keen on having a major op although I'm a bit scared of uterine cancer which is more common if you've had tamoxifen but it's still rare. I'm at slightly higher risk as I haven't had children either.
Hi, was reading your post , I had a very similar experience two years ago. two years after my breast surgery for breast cancer. I was referred to gynecologist, they found fibrosis on my ovaries, so we decided at my age 54 to go for a hysterectomy, I believe it was a result of taking Tamoxifen. hope this helps.
I had breast cancer last year & had a total mastectomy. I am in the process of reconstruction at the moment.
I am 48 and am post menopause, my last period being 5 and a half years ago.
Last week I started to have watery, blood tinged discharge and lower back pain in the morning. I saw my gp today & she swabbed for infection but doesn't think it is as I have no itching or bad odour. She has referred me as urgent for a transvaginal scan and possible hysteroscopy depending on the scan results. She tried to do a smear test as well, but I was in too much pain when she attempted to insert the speculum which worried me somewhat as Im usually fine. She mentioned womb cancer as a possibility & I am now really worried.
Has anyone else experienced this at all?