Apr 15, 2012 - 4:38 am
I understand this is a forum for cancer survivors, but I need some advice.
I am the mum of 2 and a half year old twins. They were conceived naturally and the birth was vaginal. The major complication I had was something called HELLP synrome. I lost over 2 litres of blood during delivery, apparently from my kidney/liver. I had extremely high blood pressure. The babies were very healthy, no oxygen etc. They stayed in hospital for just over 3 weeks until they were full term.
Here is my problem. I have finally found a lady gyno who LISTENS. I have had vaginal bleeding/discharge for nearly 12 months now, it is red or brown and occasionally almost black. Recently I have bright red blood when I have pee or have a bowel movement and the blood definately comes from my vagina.
The results from the uterine swab came back normal. She has booked me in for a Hysteroscopy. I have been put on a semi-urgent wait list so within 3 months I should have this procedure. Of course she cannot speculate on what she might find but I am interested if anyone else has had similar symptoms. She has also suggested she insert a Mirena as she wants me off the pill. I am 40 this month and will not be having anymore children so I may suggest having my tubes tied.
My periods are all over the place, for over 20 years they have been like clock work but now I will bleed for 1 or 2 days then stop for 1 or 2 days, then start again. The gyno said it may be hormonal, hence why she wants to insert a Mirena. If this was a hormonal problem why when I came off the pill for 3 months did the bleeding not stop?
I understand this is trivial to the other stories I have read on this discussion board but my mental illness is preventing me from the 'wait and see' attitude I should be adopting.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.