• Post menopausal. After 3 Taxol treatments, started vaginal bleeding. Finished the 12th treatment 3 weeks ago. Still bleeding.

    Asked by Braids on Sunday, November 25, 2012

    Post menopausal. After 3 Taxol treatments, started vaginal bleeding. Finished the 12th treatment 3 weeks ago. Still bleeding.

    Has anyone experienced this? Did it stop. Doctor's answer is a vaginal biopsy after finishing cancer treatments.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I'm sorry that you are having these problems...unfortunately, I don't have any worse of wisdom for you.....hope you get some answers....

      almost 5 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Braids, hello I am an oncology nurse and maybe I can help answer your question. Taxol does have a tendency to lower platelet counts and I usually work with gyne cancers so most of my patients have had hysterectomys and yet some do get vaginal bleeding, rectal bleeding, and sometimes frequent nosebleeds. This is usually because of the assault on the platelets. It is also not unusual to see scant blood in the urine. When your blood thins it tends to weep out of the vessels and finds the path of least resistance out of the body. Just make sure your platelets are being monitored. I hope I have helped answer your question and best of luck to you, Carm.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      That is a very long time to have continuous vaginal bleeding regardless, even if you are premenopausal. I would definitely get that biopsy. Lowered platelet counts translates to anemia, not bleeding. Most chemo drugs destroy red blood cells. That has nothing to do with bleeding. I had lowered platelet counts the whole time I was in chemo, but never had any bleeding, let alone ongoing bleeding for several weeks.

      almost 5 years ago

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