I have been bleeding for 2 days now but it started about a week ago, it was brown a week ago i ignored it then two days ago started bleeding a lot more and it is red. I am 50 and went through menopause, I have not had a period for almost 2 years. I get light headed and dizzy at times. Went to hospital and they did many blood tests, my blood count was actually high?? This is even when I have been bleeding alot and my thyroid levels are a little low at .24 (normal .34-4.1) . Had Graves disease when I was 19 and have been on synthyroid since then. all other test came out ok.
Person's Age: 50
hospital blood tests as I wrote
Bleeding after menopause may be a sign of cancer, but could also represent a benign buildup of the uterine lining or precancerous changes. An ultrasound will tell whether there is any buildup. If so, you'll need either a D&C or endometrial biopsy (thin tube through the cervix) to check it out. In case cancer is found, it's the kind we can often cure by hysterectomy.Your thyroid test (TSH?) suggests you may be taking too much Synthroid. I would recommend seeing a good OB/GYN doctor to evaluate your post menopausal bleeding. Best wishes.
my thyroid test came back .24 TSH - they said it was low? said normal was between .35 to 4.1? Could this be the cause of the bleeding, which is getting heavier with each day?
A low TSH indicates too much thyroid hormone, since TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to make more hormone. So when the TSH is low, your pituitary thinks there is lots of thyroid hormone, and no more stimulation is needed.I don't think the thyroid hormone is the cause of the bleeding. It might have something to do with your feeling light headed and dizzy. There is something inside your uterus that is causing the bleeding.
30 years experience in OB/GYN including teaching students.
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