Dec 10, 2011 - 3:41 pm
Hello, I am new to this board, but not this site. My husband passed away from head and neck cancer two years ago and I have thyroid cancer. Doing tests a year after my thyroid had been removed and I had undergone radiation, my tumor marker bloodwork was elevated. I then underwent several tests, one being a PET scan. My left ovary lit up, so I was referred to a gyn who preformed a vaginal ultrasound. Two polyps were found on my uterious. They want me to come back to do a sono-hist (?). I am 51 and still have my period. For the past several years they have been extremely heavy and last 7 days. I recently started bleeding between periods (one month I bleed lightly the entire month). I also have extreme cramping one or two days during my cycle. My primary doctor attributed the symptoms to my age (she thought I might be going through menapause even though I have a period every month). My question is, does anyone know if polyps should be "taken care of". I have been through so much the past 4 years that if possible I would prefer to just let this be. I know that polpys have a very low percentage of being cancerous. Thank you in advance for all your help.