Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story

Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more than a year and yes, it wasn’t in that diary’s calendar. So it must have been the previous year. And I had also known I was going to have this period. For several weeks before, my body had been drawing itself out of its dormant menopausal state and getting back into ovulation gear (breasts enlarging, water retention …) and as a result, I wasn’t surprised to have that bleed. Granted, it took a long time to come, but when it did, it was exactly as my periods used to be in every single way, and when after 5 days it was finished, my body returned to its menopausal feel. I hadn’t given it a second thought but my doctor’s reaction was unexpected and unwelcome. ‘I think it’s wise to get it checked out’, she said. My response was ‘do I really have to? Isn’t this a lot of fuss about nothing?’ At home I checked through the previous years’ diary an...
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