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Thickened Uterine Lining

By Anonymous September 2, 2012 - 10:47pm
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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.

In the meantime, I've been having higher incidences of leg cramps and my vision is bothering me (I wear progressive lenses for 6 months).
Just wanted to know what else should I expect ... if anyone has a similar experience ... thanks.


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Hi Cecilia,

I'm sorry to hear about all the testing and waiting you have to do-- unfortunately, that's part of the process.

Here are some more resources that you may find helpful in regards to Polyps and HPV:



Have you seen your primary care physician about your leg cramps and blurred vision?


September 3, 2012 - 6:10am
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