May 07, 2013 - 10:03 am
I am 33 years old (turning 34 next month). I have PCOS (poly cycstic ovarian syndrome) and have always battled with irregular periods, heavy bleeding, and bad cramps. I have two beautiful children (twins) who are 4 years old.
I am so used to irregular periods and heavy bleeding that I don't go to the GYN as soon as it is happening and wait it out because my previous GYN always told me my body needed to flush it out. About 1.5 years ago, I was bleeding so bad that I had to get iron transfusions through IV. I had just moved and decided to find a new GYN since my prior one still didn't change his outlook. I started with the heavy bleeding again, even thought I had not missed a period in a year. it was going on and off for 3 - 4 months so I saw my new GYN and hematologist. My Hematologist started me on iron transfusions again because my iron was so low and insisted that my GYN was a little more aggressive then my previous GYN. The GYN prescribed extra birth control pills to stop the bleeding and I had a pelvic and vaginal ultrasound done a week after the bleeding stopped. My results came back saying my lining is really thick at 2.6cm (I am not sure what the normal lining should be) and that they suspected there are polyps or fibroids. I am going on Thursday bor a D&C with a hysteroscopy and a biopsy.
My GYN said she is very confident it isn't endometrial cancer because of my age but I keep googling the internet and finding a lot of women who have been diagnosed around my age. Plus I have the added risk factors of having PCOS with the irregular periods and heavy bleeding and am overweight (not obese but close enough).
I am trying to stay positive but am nervous. I don't have people I can talk to because they don't get it. I was hoping to hear some opinions from people that have been there. I appreciate your frankness. Thank you!