Oct 14, 2013 - 8:27 pm
I'm not a current cancer patient, but it runs rampant in my family. I need some advice on how pushy to be regarding my current situation. I'm 48 and it's been 21 months since my last period, and menopause was confirmed with FSH test last January. Oct. 2, I had bleeding when I woke up so I called my OB/Gyn. I went in that day for an exam, and he took blood for more hormone levels, then scheduled a sonohystogram. The bleeding/spotting lasted about a week and mostly bright blood. He did say after the exam that it was uterine. Today was the sono/hyst. Well - they did the sonogram (internal) and said uterus looked fine and lining was thin which is good. He tried to do the hystogram, but it was extremely painful despite a valium, and switching speculum sizes twice. So...he said he wasn't going to put me through it, and we would just watch things. He said to call immediately if I have bleeding again, and if not, to come back in 3 months for another sono. He said my FSH levels were lower than they were last year and that sometimes an ovary just "kicks back into gear".
Opinions? I'm probalby making a mountain out of a molehill or being paranoid, but my grandmother died of colon cancer, and my mom died from oral cancer. Thank you - and I apologize if I'm covering ground that is answered elsewhere in the forum.