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Period years after hysterectomy-bother GP this week or not?

(20 Posts)
FrontForward Sat 20-Dec-14 19:27:17

I know it's not really a period but it feels like one. Have I grown a womb!?Should I see GP with any urgency? Or just wait and see if it happens again.

Littleturkish Sat 20-Dec-14 19:28:03

Yes! Go and see them. It needs investigating.

Hope you get seen quickly.

Naoko Sat 20-Dec-14 19:28:38

Absolutely see a GP. The bleeding is clearly not coming from the obvious source if you do not have a womb, so they need to investigate what is going on!

Allalonenow Sat 20-Dec-14 19:29:16

Go to see you GP just to put your mind at rest.

FrontForward Sat 20-Dec-14 19:40:48

It's so so difficult getting an appt sad
I asked for appt this week to discuss mild depression and had the offer of a phone call or an appt in January. So I took a phone call at work, was prescribed AD which was supposed to be at pharmacy today and are not.

I haven't taken AD or spoken to GP about depression before. I just feel like accessing healthcare is so hard.

Perhaps I'll be given an internal over the phone. sounds like an easy option! <hopes>

Madlizzy Sat 20-Dec-14 19:47:42

Ring for an emergency appointment. This is something that needs investigating. It can't be a period as you have no womb!

starfishmummy Sat 20-Dec-14 19:49:34

Ask for an emergency appointment. It may be nothing to worry about but imo unexplained bleeding is an emergency

FrontForward Sat 20-Dec-14 19:51:15

Bastard gynae bits. I had the hyst op because I had recurrent bleeding post menopausally which had to be biopsied every time. I was given op to spare me the recurrent investigations!! Ha hmm

pinkfrocks Sat 20-Dec-14 20:12:51

How old are you now?
Did the remove everything including your cervix?
How much bleeding is there?

Vaginal atrophy (VA) can cause a bloody discharge. This is because the vaginal walls get thin and can bleed simply by rubbing together.

Are you pose menopause?

FrontForward Sat 20-Dec-14 20:29:40

50. Yes total incl cervix. I've been post meno for yrs. I did wonder about atrophy. Thank you for a benign idea because my heart was sinking a bit here.

Musicaltheatremum Sat 20-Dec-14 21:38:48

Make an apt now for early January. Probably benign. But it needs checked out

Hodorsbitch Sat 20-Dec-14 21:40:58

See your GP this week. I am one and I'd be happy to see you and wouldn't want you to wait, worth being examined.

Hodorsbitch Sat 20-Dec-14 22:00:54

But as has been said may well be something called atrophic vaginitis which is very easy to sort so don't worry about it.

FrontForward Sat 20-Dec-14 22:06:21

I will phone on Monday. If I'm allowed an appt before Christmas I'll be surprised but I feel more justified pushing for one now. Thank you all

auntpetunia Sun 21-Dec-14 16:25:35

I'm just having the same debate with myself. I have notice twice now blood streaks when I wee. Also I have a foul smell and seem incapable of holding even the smallest amount in. think I need to try to get an appointment this week

Allalonenow Wed 24-Dec-14 14:11:37

FF I hope you managed to see your GP, and that there was a good outcome for you.
Best wishes.

FrontForward Wed 24-Dec-14 18:39:35

Sounds like a wee infection petunia?

I did get an appt with trainee who thought tissue was friable. (Egg and bacon anyone?) She swabbed in case of infection and told me to get results today. Not available and I will return the in new year and see another GP (the one who has prescribed ADs...started them two days ago. Hopefully they will give me something for my friable tissues!!

pinkfrocks Wed 24-Dec-14 18:51:57

FF Just something for you to consider; there is much debate and concern amongst gynaes and meno specialists about the number of women aged 50+ ( post meno) who are offered ADs when in fact they are suffering from oestrogen deficiency. The thinking is that HRT ought to be used not ADs.
ADs have side effects too- and for anyone without a uterus, oestrogen-only HRT has very few risks ( all research shows less breast cancer in women taking oestrogen-only HRT than women not taking ANY HRT.)

My personal view is that many drs reach for the AD prescription too fast without thinking 'Ah- this woman is post-meno- maybe it's her hormones that need sorting.'

FrontForward Wed 24-Dec-14 18:56:47

Thank you. I will be discussing that!

auntpetunia Wed 24-Dec-14 19:41:58

Got in to see locum. Who said cystitis so I've got some powders and lots of cranberry juice. Am feeling bit better with only slight pain but no more blood that's obvious anyway.

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