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Early periods - endometrial polyp, or perimenopause? Any experiences with either?

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microferret Thu 04-Jul-19 08:16:10

Hello there,

I'm 36 and in the grip of a bit of health anxiety. For most of my adult life, my periods have been pretty regular - a 27 or 28 day cycle every month. Since having kids they're very light, just one day of moderate bleeding and 2 days of basically spotting.

Back in May I noticed ovulation pains exactly a week after a finished my last period, and I got my period 2 weeks later. The next was normal. Spooked, I went to see my gynaecologist - my mum died last summer of ovarian cancer, and I'm now hyper-aware of my body and any changes in it. The doctor took a pap smear and did an ultrasound to look at my ovaries and womb, and found an endometrial polyp which she says is benign and doesn't need removal.

This month I've felt ovulation a week early again though. Is this the polyp? Has anyone else experienced early ovulation due to a polyp? Is it a thing? I've read they can cause irregular bleeding, but it's not clear whether this is due to irregular ovulation.

Help! I'd like to stop panicking. I feel that I'm too young for the menopause and I really want this to be the work of the polyp. Any advice or experiences would be welcome!

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Richlyfruited Thu 04-Jul-19 16:48:03

Hiya, sounds like the polyp as v similar to my experience with having one. Mine was removed as quite large and problems immediately stopped. I had lots of bleeding with mine but that might have been because I had a coil in and the polyp eventually pushed it out of place.

Can you go back and ask about having it removed?

microferret Fri 05-Jul-19 07:27:33

Thanks richly. It's helpful to hear I'm not the only person this has happened to! I've sent her an email about seeing if we might remove it. I'll call the clinic today. It shouldn't be too much trouble to pull the little blighter out, should it?

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Richlyfruited Fri 05-Jul-19 08:30:26

No it was just a day case with mine. Good luck with the doc smile

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