Women only unless you’re a doctor please - gynae stuff

Continuing menopause saga - who would have thought??

As some might remember, I’m 63. A couple of years ago, I had my uterus lining scraped to induce menopause because there was absolutely no sign that my periods were ever going to stop or even lighten up. (The process sounds barbaric but these days it’s done by a laser tool and healing was fine) I’ve had no problems since and thought all was done and dusted. 

A couple of months ago I got a couple of weird twinges that felt like period pain, and thought ‘how bizarre’ but nothing else happened so I just left it. Then, for about the last 5 weeks or so, I get fleeting random hot flushes mainly at night or late afternoon. And this morning (I’ve just woken up) I appear to be spotting. 

Huh??!  Can the endometrium just grow back after all this time, and the hormones just kick in with the old cycle like nothing has happened??! And at this age??!

It’s Sunday. I’m not going to Emergency over this. I’ll see my GP during the week. But I had my usual OvCa tests a couple of months ago and everything was fine. What’s happening??


Gold Coast

My dear friend, a PhD in community nursing, has just reassured that yes, endometriums can grow back and I might simply be finally going through a natural menopause. She's pleased I'd planned to see my GP. 

We agreed I'm weird, though cheese

Great to have reassurance while you're waiting. : )  

Appt made for later in week.   cheese

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