I just wanted some advice please as I have been unable to get any info from my doctors. I'm 39 and have been having episodes of flooding (losing about a pint of blood each time) it can happen on my period but also happens mid cycle.... so i went to the doctor who advised mirena coil, she also said my uterus felt hard??
I then had pelvic scan first which showed a small fibroid, but also said 'my endometrium was prominent - the cause of which is uncertain' they never told me this they just said i had a fibroid, i found out after i read the screen at the gynaecologist appointment.
I was fast tracked to gynaecologist in one week ,who again just said i was there to get the mirena in. However he did a transvaginal ultrasound and said he could see the 1cm fibroid, but also suspected a polyp and that my endometrium was thick as i was due my period (but my period didn't come for two weeks) He also tried to do a biopsy and insert the mirena but he couldn't get it through my cervix. He then referred me urgently for hysteroscopy, but i don't know why?
I still have my periods, so how can they tell there is something wrong by having a thick endometrium? Does the endometrium not get thick and thin during the monthly cycle - as he said it was thick because i was due my period, but then referred me urgently for hysteroscopy?? Does a polyp make it thick?
I just don't think they are being very forward with me - id rather they just told me why its urgent -as its making me think they suspect something and are not telling me!! I have tried to contact my doctor but the results of the transvaginal scan are not back.
What does a thick/prominent endometrium mean ? Can a polyp be mistaken for cancer on an ultrasound? Or does a polyp cause the endometrium to be thick? Can a thick endometrium cause heavy bleeding ?