Enlarged Uterus - Lack Of Menstruation

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Asked by KimberlyC

Enlarged Uterus - Lack Of Menstruation

I am 42 years old and have always experienced regular periods. I can tell you exactly what day and time I will start and stop. However, I haven't had any bleeding at all for about 2 1/2 months. I have several signs of pregnancy, including nausea, lightheadedness, and sensitive breasts; however, I have taken several pregnacy tests that have come up negative. I am on birth control pills, and the only partner I have had uses condoms, and we have not had intercourse in at least two months.

I went to my gyn today and she told me that I have an enlarged uterus and gave me an appointment for an ultrasound. However, again, the urine pregnancy test was negative. She also took blood to test my hormone levels, and to do a blood pregnancy test, but I won't have the results back for four days because of the holiday weekend.

Most of the information I have read about fibroid tumors, etc, indicate that there is excessive bleeding. Is it possible to have a fibroid and a complete lack of bleeding? Other than pregnancy, what else could it possibly be?

Answer

Hi there, Kimberly--

I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you! I hope you've long since discovered the cause of your symptoms and gotten some treatment for them. I did some reading and found many women who had had fibroid tumors removed who did not experience the excessive bleeding commonly associated with them, if that's what was causing your uterus to be enlarged, you're definitely not alone.

If you did find out what was causing the symptoms and got treatment for it, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us how things turned out for you? Your experience might be invaluable to someone else suffering from the same symptoms.

Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case. Best of luck to you!

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