I am a 40 year old and have had 3 episodes of in-between period spotting/bleeding. There were all polyps. My periods usually have solid pieces that come out but are about 4 days long except the last one which lasted 6-7 days. The doctor also has said I have a thickened uterine lining. I just had a pap smear and the doctor requested to check for HPV. So in two weeks I am go to back and decide on the next step. The doctor wants to take a sample of the uterus to do further checking, he said to either do an in office procedure (which I've done before and he said it wouldn't be as complete) or a D&C which basically cleans out my uterus. He seems more keen to do the D&C (which I don't mind just so we go to the next level of testing). So far, it is just a waiting game for me ... wait for pap smear result and eventually wait for the D&C result. I guess the worst is a hysterectomy if it ends up to be serious which I am dreading because I am so sensitive to hormonal changes. I tried birth control pills before but had to stop.
Just wanted to know what else should I expect ... if anyone has a similar experience ... thanks.