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I don't know if this forum is the right place to put this. Please feel free to move, if not.

I rarely, if ever, go to the dr b/c I am very healthy and have no medical concerns, but am generally happy with my doc when I need to go. So, of my last 4 periods, three of them had been a bit odd, so I figured that I'd go check w/ the doc. Basically, my cycles are very regular, fairly light (approx. 4 days with some very, very light residual on day 5) and no major cramping or anything. In the past few months, three of my cycles started with a day of spotting and then the period finally starting. My dr did a bunch of tests to rule out various ailments and then said we'd assume that it was just hormones out of whack if nothing came up.

My CBC (complete blood count) came back totally normal & thyroid was normal. I am 5'4", 115 lbs. so I really didn't think my thyroid was slow. My pap smear was normal, as they've always been. The last step was a transvaginal ultrasound approx. 3 days after my cycle ended to ensure that my uterine lining had fully shed. I just got a call from my dr last night that it appears that I have a thickened area on the lower part of my uterus and she is referring me to a gyn expert for a uterine biopsy. She said that they possible dx are a polyp (would require removal), adnomyosis (growth of the uterine lining into the muscle, but wouldn't require treatment if it wasn't causing significant problems), or endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of uterine lining that is cancerous in 1/3 of cases and requires continual follow-up even if it is benign b/c it usually leads to cancer).

I must admit that I am totally stressed and it is going to take at least a month before I have any answers on this due to time to get in to see the gyn, get the bx, and then the results. Anyone have any experience with anythis like this? FWIW, I have no risk factors for any of these diagnoses, no family hx of any type of cancer except lung (which two grandparents died of in their 80s after smoking for over 60 yrs), and everyone in my family lives into their 80s-100s. I'm in my mid-30s and have two kids ages 10 and 8.
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