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Cervical Stenosis
Sue74 posted:
I am 56 years old. My last period was in 2009. I recently, Nov. 2013,
started to discontinue the use of compounded hormones taken since
2008. In March 2013 I started noticing a brownish discharge {bleeding}
After seeing a GYN and an unsuccessful uterine biopsy due to Cervical stenosis I am now scheduled for a ultrasound and if this shows abnormalties, Then a procedure much like a D&C to gather the uterine sample. If and when should I get a 2nd opinion and if one is warranted there are several GYN's in this office is it a good practice to use one of them? Also is there anything else or questions I should be asking? Thanks
Anon_6061 responded:
Dr. Minkin posted a few times on this thread about treatments for a stenotic cervix to improve success of endometrial biopsy -

It's very possible that stopping HRT could have triggered the bleeding. Most post-menopausal bleeding is nothing serious but still needs to be checked out. Per the table mid-webpage here, only 7-10% is from endometrial cancer with 60-80% merely being an atrophic endometrium. Just as our vagina and muscles atrophy as we age after menopause, so can the uterine lining!

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