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Thickened womb lining

After 18 months of problems (12 months irregular periods, 6 months constant bleeding) I finally got an ultrasound last week.

My GP has called today and said t showed a thickened womb lining and has made me an appointment for an internal in a couple of days to see how urgently I need to see a gynaecologist. I haven't had an internal previously because they said they can't see anything while I'm bleeding but she said that doesn't matter anymore I just need to have one ASAP. I am definitely getting a gynaecology referral regardless of the outcome of internal though as she said it's their decision to make now.

I was too shocked on the phone to ask anything but now I want more Info. Has anyone else been through this? If it was serious would they be moving quicker than this? I don't know what else to ask just wanting someone to talk it through with I guess.

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Hi there, don't know if your situation is the same as mine, I'm 57, post menopausal, I started with a Brown coloured bleed in May, it progressed to a red bleed, went straight away to Drs, was referred as a fast track appointment to see gynacoligist, that didn't happen till the 10th of July!!!!, long story I know... had scans that shown my womb was thickened at 13mm, so had hysterscopy with womb biopsy in September, all was clear but still bleeding , went back again in November, and now I am back again on the 11th, having heavier bleeds now, Christmas was spent feeling miserable and uncomfortable, have been told that I will probably have to go through a hysterscopy again. So getting in to see your Dr quickly is good, they apparently have a 2 week referral deadline, but in some cases ( like mine ) it's not happening.Good lluck and hope it all goes well. Jackie x

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Hi there,

We are sorry to hear you are having such a worrying time. It is helpful that you have had an ultrasound , your GP is doing the right thing to refer you to a gynaecologist, to try and ascertain the cause of the bleeding . A thickened womb lining before the menopause is not necessarily something to be concerned about as this indicates womb lining growing, ready to be shed as a period.

Your GP is probably doing the internal to see if there is any further clinical information they can give the gynaecologist prior to seeing you.

If you would like to talk this through in confidence with our gynae Nurse Specialist, please send an email to nurse@eveappeal.org.uk and let us know if you'd like her to call you.

Best Wishes,

Team Eve.

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