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Having a GYN issue that started very suddenly 2 months ago.

After years of regular periods...
Having a GYN issue that started very suddenly 2 months ago. After years of regular periods, my period stopped totally in November. I have never skipped before except for pregnancy. I started spitting December 8. It stopped twice for a week and started again. It hasn't stopped in a month. I have a history of at least one fibroid. Ultrasound showed thickening of the uterus so Dr took a uterine biopsy which came back thankfully as negative for cancer. Hormonal blood tests show I am not menopausal so I am guessing the fibroid is bleeding. This last week I have dropped many very large blood clots and the bleeding is very bad when I do. My GYN wants to do a D &C and a procedure called thermachoice ablation. Is this the best choice? Won't it just grow back in time?
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Do you know how large your fibroid is?

Do you know if the fibroid is located next to the uterine lining? Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I do not know the actual size or location. I know the Dr said he could feel it but that it wasn't excessively large. The cramping and clots are like when I had a miscarriage many years ago and they have increased dramatically over the last week

I would suggest that you get a second opinion.

Because you missed a period and then started spotting, your spotting is much more likely to be due to hormonal changes related to your age. Fibroids don't usually cause daily spotting.

Endometrial ablation is a procedure for a woman who has had heavy or prolonged bleeding and nothing else has helped to relieve it.

I suspect that some hormone pills (either progesterone or low dose birth control pills) would resolve the spotting. You may not need anything after that. Best wishes.

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Ok thank you

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