Recently Diagnosed - Simple Endrometrial Hyperplaysia w/o Atypia- some questions and concerns
I recently went through a surgery to remove 10 fibroid tumors that were of substantial size. During this surgery the doctor performed a D&C to make sure nothing else was going on. The tests came back positive for 'simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia'. She is starting me on medroxyprogesterone - 20 MG per day (2- 10 MG pills).
I am 51 years old, still going through menopause but really want to go to menopause naturally and not via a hysterectomy.
First question is to see if someone has done this therapy and found it to be effective?
Secondly is to see if someone has had the same treatment before and if you feel it is safe? You read so many things out there about potential side effects and how this can cause heart disease, blood clots - but is this more over an extended period of time? Any feedback on the side effects as well would be appreciated. I am not a big fan of taking medicine nor did I ever want to do any type of hormone replacement therapy but this option seems to be the best to get rid of this potential type of cancer.
Finally, there are a few conflicting regiments out there - some say to take this orally for 15 days and then go off it for 15 days, some say to take it straight until 3 months when you get tested again. Again any input on this would be appreciated.
Thanks and appreciate any feedback you can offer