I am 45 and have had uterine bleeding and pain for over a month, heavily for 3 weeks. My GP prescribed numerous meds to stop the bleeding but these made no difference. I have recently had abdominal and vaginal scans. The sonographer said there were glandular changes to my uterus but she could not say anymore and I would have to wait for her full report to be sent to my GP. That was nearly a week ago and I have another week before my GP appointment. What I want to know is: Other than uterine cancer is there anything else this could be? If I need a hysterectomy will I need to have a biopsy to confirm cancer first of are they likely to just get on with it? I am also sweating profusely at nights which is getting worse every night, is this likely to be due to blood loss, cancer or hormonal changes? The waiting is torturous.
I am in the UK and need info based on this
Always regular apart from cycle getting 1-2 days shorter over the last 2-3 years.
The GP first gave me norethisterone, then added tranexamic acid along with mefanamic acid for pain. None of this worked and I was also passing large pieces of 'tissue'.
He then prescribed microgynon which I have stopped taking now after 5 days as it didn't make any difference and as it contains oestrogen I am concerned it may increase cancer.
The sonographer said no fibroids or polyps. The scan showed multiple spots highlighted with yellow and red colours.
I thought that the main cause of uterine cancer was oestrogen which is why I was reluctant to continue with the pill.