Apr 13, 2014 - 7:48 pm
I orginally joined this discussion board because of my Dad as he has had 3 different types of cancer. Today, I am here because I am so worried for myself.
I am 46 years old and for the last 2 ish years I have been dealing with what I thought were peri-menopausal things. My paps have always been good except one about 2 1/2 years ago. It came back as abnormal endrometrial cells were they don't belong. I didn't pay much attention to it. The dr. said it wasn't a big deal. I had a biopsy which was fine then repeat pap's every 6 months for a year and then back to once per year. For the last 2 years my periods have changed. Going from every 30 days to closer together. Some months I have 2-3 days of very heavy bleeding with clots, cramps, backaches, heaviness in lower belly, feeling of not emptying my bladder or having to constantly go. The last 4 months I've had 3 bacterial infections. The biggest concern is that I also bleed at times after sex. This is new in the last 2 years too. I've spoken to my gyno, mostly for the bacterial infections, and I asked about fibroid tumors but he basically poo poo's it. Both my mom and her mom had them. I'm very worried about the bleeding after sex being an indicatior of caner! I know it's not normal. Any insight? I plan on calling and getting an appointment with a different doctor tomorrow I guess since the bleeding after sex happened again last night and I'm not due for my period for another 10 days or so.