Question about starting progesterone and irregular bleeding
by Lisa D.
(Philadelphia, PA, USA)
I have a question. I am 46 years old. I missed two periods and then when it did come I got it slightly heavier and it lasted about 14 days. My doctor said he thinks it may be because I missed two months and there was extra tissue to come out. He said if it happens again the next time I get my period, they will have to do a biopsy of the endometrias. This was only a little over a week ago. So, I started taking progesterone (after reading your sight this week I am ordering it here, but I originally bought the one that my health food store sells, which is emerita. I did use it before, but had stopped). Anyway, my question is, if I begin progesterone therapy, and my periods regulate, could I still have endometrial cancer and the symptoms would be masked due to the progesterone cream? Meaning, should I get the biopsy anyway, even if the bleeding returns to normal. I wouldn't want to think I was fine, but then have an underlying problem that just isn't showing symptoms.