Could progesterone cream help?
I am a 54 year old female, and one year ago I had surgery to remove endometrial tissue from my intestines. I had no symptoms of endometriosis until I started to have periodic symptoms of intestinal blockage (from scar tissue from the endometrial tissue that bled monthly). During this time I had 3 (3 mo) shots of depro-provera to supress menstruation and the gynecologist predicted that I would never resume menstruating.
Nine months after the last depro shot, I started menstruating again and have been having irregular bleeding (usually every two to three weeks for the last 9 months.) My estrogen level (as measured by blood tests) is still normal (9, I think) so I am not "approaching menopause."
My problem is this... I do not know if I have more endometrial tissue scattered about on my intestines, and am worried that if I continue to menstruate I could develop more scar tissue and blockage problems. I do not want to have more depro-provera shots because I have already suffered some bone loss. Is there a way to use progesterone cream to suppress menstruation? If I could cut down the bleeding to every couple of months instead of twice a month, I would be much happier. Thank you for your help.