I am 55 and still having regular periods; the first 2 days of which are heavy but then things calm down. I was found to have anemia last year and was prescribed iron and put it down to possibly the heavy bleeding during my period after discussion with my GP. Before Christmas last year I had my usual period and stopped and then started 2 days later with a v. heavy period lasting for 10 days. On the advice of NHS Direct, I went to my GP and she examined me and said she couldn't feel anything and said it could be the beginning of the menopause but they may need to consider an ultrasound. In the New Year, I went to see my GP about continuing the iron tablets as I found they helped my 'restless legs'! While we were discussing this, she mentioned my heavy periods and the fact that I was still menstruating and seemed to be no sign of menopause. So, I think for her peace of mind (I wasn't really that concerned about it) she decided to send me for an ultrasound, both outside and transvaginal. I was found to have a grapefruit size fibroid which I naturally assumed was what was causing the heavy bleeding but then other symptoms I had been experiencing made me wonder if it had all been down to the fibroid: frequent urination, hesitancy on urinating and not completely emptying my bladder; chronic indigestion and feeling full v. quickly when I did eat and looking as if I was pregnant (a v. bloated abdomen). Anyway, I was referred to a gynae. clinic assuming I was going to discuss what options I had to have the fibroid removed. I saw a lovely male registrar and explained my symptoms. He decided to refer me for an hystosocopy as he said that an ultrasound isn't too detailed so they'd like to take some biopsies. My first worry is I could have uterine cancer (have had no children and unopposed oestrogen and late menopause) but then I thought perhaps it could be ovarian cancer - not sure whether an ultrasound would have picked up any enlarged ovaries? My bloatedness could point to this.
Sorry about this waffly question but am worried and not sure whether I'm worrying unecessarily.