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NormaJ58 posted:

I have some questions......I am 54 years old. My last period was Oct 2011, and now out of the blue I started spotting 2 weeks ago. I have had issues in the past with thickening of the endometrial lining and once again it thick again between 11-14. I am scheduled for a hysteroscopy . When they did the vaginal ultrasound he thought he saw a polyp. I asked if he could see the ovaries and he said no. I asked why and he said they do shrink with age. So needless to say I am worried about all of this. But in the past my test all were negative. I pray this is the case again. I was excited to almost make it a year with no period and now this! Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated......Thanks
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear NormaJ58,
In view of your history of endometrial thickening, I think the hysteroscopy is a fine idea; alas, doing a hysteroscopy does not show the ovaries, but I am sure your doc examined you, and felt your ovaries (or felt to see if they were enlarged.) This type of bleeding would be unusual to be related to the ovaries; the correct thing to do is to check out the lining of your uterus. If there is any question about your ovaries, your health care provider can suggest an ultrasound, which will investigate your ovaries.
Hope the hysteroscopy goes fine,
Mary Jane

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