• I have not had a period since after my first chemo round September of 2012. I started having a clear discharge about a month ago

    Asked by Kmack927 on Sunday, December 7, 2014

    I have not had a period since after my first chemo round September of 2012. I started having a clear discharge about a month ago

    and thought to myself it is clear no biggie I will mention it to my oncologist in December when I see him. Well last Thursday I started bleeding I called my gynecologist right away he did a pap and has ordered a Transvaginal ultrasound. He said it is uncommon to have a period this far out but not unheard of. Now 3 days later it is more like a period. I am a bundle of nerves. I see my oncologist tomorrow. Has anybody else had something like this happen to them?

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      no chemo wiped ou my periords but just like nomal menopause its not unusual for a periord or a few to come and go after you are done with menopause. But int he cancer world DON"T worry unless you are told there is something to worry about.

      Thats the thing about cancer..nothing is ever NORMAL again but that does not mean cancer

      over 6 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Praying for good results! I know both my mom and my grandmother had their periods return long after they had gone through menopause. Neither had cancer (then or ever). Please let us know what you find out.

      over 6 years ago
    • Kmack927's Avatar

      Yes, I'm sure that the Dr. is just marking all the boxes to make sure nothing is wrong. In the mean time just trying to keep myself busy and keep it off of my mind.

      over 6 years ago
    • MollyAWelsh's Avatar

      Yes something like this did happen to me. After doing the ultrasound, a biopsy and checking my hormone levels: they discovered that the "mystery" bleeding was a normal period and that I never went thru menopause as orginally assumed. They did all the tests because I was on Tamoxifen which can cause cancer.

      over 6 years ago
    • MelanieIIB's Avatar

      You certainly did the right thing by calling your doctor and it is good that he is going to do an ultrasound. My gynecologist says she wants to do an ultrasound at least once a year since I am taking Tamoxifen. I can relate to having the clear discharge. My oncologist's Nurse Practitioner says a clear discharge is normal when taking Tamoxifen. I have not had a bloody discharge, but you are so much younger than I, by 14 years.

      Praying you will get some answers and that it is nothing to worry about. Please let us know how your appointment goes.

      over 6 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      Mine started again after a little more than a year, and my onc was worried that the Tamoxifen was irritating my uteral lining. Did an ultrasound, and it turned out to be a normal period. I'm still wishing they would stop! Since the Tamoxifen causes all the other SEs of menopause, I want the perk! Praying it all turns out well for you.

      over 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      Your symptoms are the same ones I had and I had uterine cancer. Since you've had breast cancer, uterine and/or ovarian cancer is not much of a stretch. Get it checked out right away.

      over 6 years ago
    • jaletale's Avatar

      I am having the same issues right at the same time. I have not had a period since after my second round of chemo in February of 2012. I have my appt. on December 23. I will pray that your results come back clear. It is nerve racking to wait until the appointment. I feel like I am in the waiting game again and it is no fun. Keep living life to the fullest! As cancer survivors that's what we do best :) Take care.

      over 6 years ago
    • Kathy1's Avatar

      A gal I met at my oncologists had the same thing happen. Needless to say she was a nervous wreck. I don't remember all the details but it did turn out to be a normal period. You did the right thing calling your doctor but try not to worry to much its probably all normal.

      over 6 years ago
    • four321's Avatar

      i havent had a period since chemo in 2011 i had blood test saying i was post menopausal so i wanted desperately to be taken off of tamoxifen so the gave me arimedex 3 months later i bled had to go back on tamoxifen same thing a year later i tried arimison 3 months later was bleeding stopped arimison stopped bleeding docs gave me no reason for the bleeding accept i must not be post menopausal. my uterus was very thick at emergency room when to gyne and uterus was back to normal. sorry about the spelling .so im stuck with tamoxifen and being miserable.

      over 6 years ago
    • Kmack927's Avatar

      My breast cancer was not hormone positive so I have never had Tamoxifen or Arimedex. I am HER2 positive so I had a 6 rounds of Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin followed with Herceptin only for a full year so that wouldn't be the cause of any. I saw my oncologist yesterday for regular check up he said my breast cancer tumor marker came back at an 8 which is great and when I told him what was going on he said the gynecologist is doing the right thing by doing an ultrasound and that he felt like it was just the endometrial lining was really thick and needed to shed everything or something like that. Said the ultrasound would tell more and not to worry at this point. I have my ultrasound today. @cam32505 I hope that they caught your uterine cancer fairly early, are you still going thru treatment ? @jaletale I hope all goes well at your appointment on the 23rd why are you having to wait so long to get in ? or is it just a check up and you are going to mention it then?

      over 6 years ago

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