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#1 of 15 Old 03-15-2011, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My mom has had some vaginal bleeding.  She is in her 50's and had menopause years ago so I insisted she make a dr appt even though she said it was stress-related.  The doc said it probably is hormonal and she should be on hormone therapy meds but to get a sonogram just in case.  She got her sonogram today and we won't know anything for a few days.  They will call if the results are bad but if she doesn't hear by Monday she is going to call.  I am so worried.  Has anyone or anyone's mom or someone else you know dealt with this?

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i just hate waiting...it is so scary.

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No experience with that, but lots of hug2.gifs  to you and healing thoughts for your mom.

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Thank you so much.  I really appreciate it

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Hi dr. worm.

My mama had this happen to her. Turned out she was having hormonal imbalances. I know, it is so stressful and scary when our moms have something funky going on. 

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Thank you so much...that what  i hope hers is too.   by the way i love maya angelou...sorry about how im typing babe with me lol.

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Even if the ultrasound is normal, she should have an endometrial biopsy. It's a very simple in-office procedure. Overgrowth of the uterine lining is a very common cause of post-menopausal bleeding, and it puts women at risk for endometrial cancer. Make sure they do a biopsy to rule that out. 

 

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Sending good vibes to your mom!!


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Thanks Ellie's Mom...she actually had the biopsy today...we are going to find out the results in about a week or maybe by the weekend.  I really appreciate all of the hugs and words of wisdom.

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Prayers dr. worm.


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Thank you so much.  I hate suspense...we are praying and thinking positive.

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The biopsy was normal!!!! We are soooo relieved.  Thank you all soooo much for your prayers; hugs; support and advice.  joy.gif

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Wonderful news! So happy everything was normal. hug2.gif


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Thank you!!!
 

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Wonderful news! So happy everything was normal. hug2.gif



 

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So glad the test result was normal.  I just read one of Suzanne Somers books about bioidentical hormone replacement, and apparently bleeding is a common symptom in menopausal women who could benefit from hormone replacement, so that might be something for her to consider looking into.

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Thanks MAMom!  I will mention that to my mom.

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