by Tanya Ross
(Red Oak, IA, United States)
In 2007 I started to bleed very heavy with lots of clots. I eventually had to go to the hospital and get a blood transfusion because my Hemoglobin level was 7.5. At that time the doctor suggested that I get boiling hot water treatment or a hysterectomy. I did not answer and left the hospital with the bleeding subsiding. I eventually went to a different doctor for a second opinion, I was not bleeding and did not bleed for the whole year before I seen the new doctor. When I seen this doctor He said that my hemoglobin was low, 7.5 and admitted me in the hospital for another blood transfusion and iron treatments. I was also informed that I had a polyp on the ceiling of my uterus and that my uterus was unusually large. The Doctor got my hemoglobin up and then I went in for a procedure to remove the polyp. I did pretty good for a couple of years and last year I started bleeding again and found out that I had another polyp, so when I seen my doctor, he suggested the Novasure procedure and removing the other polyp. I did the procedure and went through the discharge and then around October I started to bleed again and it has been really abnormal bleeding with clotting. I have had more cramping and craving, binging, fatigue, nausea, acne, mood swings etc. My doctor said that because I am so obese, I have an estrogen dominate body. I realize I am over weight, but I am really frusterated with the out come of all of this. I have no energy to do anything and I really want to lose the weight, but I am battling myself constantly. And I am tired of being tired. My question is this, can progesterone help increase the polyps, stop the excess bleeding, cause my uterus to shrink to normal size, and help subside the sugar cravings and level out my blood sugars? Or will I have to do another procedure?