I've had pap smear/pelvic exam, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, a colonoscopy, CT scan, CA-125.
My CA-125 is only slightly elevated (35), the ultrasounds were inconclusive (turns out my uterus and ovaries sit so high up, nearly in my rib cage, that they couldn't see them), colonoscopy was clear, CT scan showed nothing abnormal. It was suggested here that I see my doctor regarding possible DVT, and that turned out okay. He was very thorough.
Thursday is my hysteroscopy/D&C. If my gyn doesn't find anything wrong, she says we'll just keep an eye on my CA-125, repeating it in 3 months.
I've been bleeding for 6 weeks, and am 2 years postmenopause. It was very light the first week, then one day of clear/pinkish egg white consistency that was very heavy (and weird!), then very, very heavy bleeding and lots of large clots. It seems like it just came out of the blue. I've had no spotting/bleeding of any kind since menopause, til now. Before menopause, I never had a bad period. Medium bleeding lasting for 6 days like clockwork.
Could it be my ovaries?
I'm afraid that if nothing shows up Thursday, we'll be missing something and I'll have something growing inside of me that isn't being treated. Maybe I'm just anxious for nothing. My gyn said that bleeding 2 years after menopause isn't normal, and something is causing it, so I don't want to just wait if the D&C shows nothing, but I don't know what else can be done. Aygestin slows the bleeding down, but I shouldn't need to take something to keep from bleeding so heavily - it just shouldn't be happening. Without the Aygestin, I was soaking through a super-plus tampon and hospital pad every 1.5 hours. I also have pretty bad pain in my left side, toward the back, just in the last couple of weeks.
I'd really appreciate anyone's suggestions or experience with these symptoms.
I've gotten good advice here in the last few weeks, and I'm grateful for that.
Denise (yeah, I'm a wimp, but I have to ask - will I hurt after the D&C? I was hoping to work Friday)