Menstrual cramps and spotting 10 years after having partial hysterecto

Posted by goldilocks22 @goldilocks22, May 17 3:56pm

Hi. I have been having what seems to be a monthly menstrual cycle as I am cramping and spotting at the same time every month. I had a partial hysterectomy 10 years ago and my uterus and cervix were both removed. My OB/GYN did an ultrasound and didn’t find anything. She wants me to use estrogen inserts in case I might have a small tear that could be causing the spotting….. this makes no sense to me. If that were the cause, I should be spotting all the time, not on a monthly basis. I don’t know what to do.

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Hello @goldilocks22. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We are not medical professionals here on Connect. All of us come here to discuss, share, and offer support. I can see why you are worried about your symptoms.

Can I ask a few questions to help you in figuring out what to do?

What do you mean by a partial hysterectomy? Does this mean that you have bilateral fallopian tubes and ovaries intact? What was the original medical reason for removal of uterus and cervix?

What is your age?

Are you looking for another opinion? Did your gynecologist do any other tests other than the ultrasound? I'm having difficulty with the gynecologist's recommendations based on your symptoms and I would very much like to help you figure out your best course of action.

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Hello @goldilocks22. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We are not medical professionals here on Connect. All of us come here to discuss, share, and offer support. I can see why you are worried about your symptoms.

Can I ask a few questions to help you in figuring out what to do?

What do you mean by a partial hysterectomy? Does this mean that you have bilateral fallopian tubes and ovaries intact? What was the original medical reason for removal of uterus and cervix?

What is your age?

Are you looking for another opinion? Did your gynecologist do any other tests other than the ultrasound? I'm having difficulty with the gynecologist's recommendations based on your symptoms and I would very much like to help you figure out your best course of action.

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Yes I have my tubes and ovaries intact. I had a hysterectomy due to abnormal cells caused from HPV. They would remove a small piece of my cervix to remove the abnormal cells. It would grow back healthy, and then the abnormal cells would end up coming back. After doing that a few times, it was either getting a large part of the cervix removed, or do a hysterectomy. I got the hysterectomy. I will be 40 this year. My gynecologist only did a regular PAP and ultrasound, no other testing. I was hoping to see if there is anyone that has experienced this or heard of this before. I wonder about getting a second opinion as the gynecologist I see has no experience with my situation, and seems to be guessing.

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