lower back pain/mid cycle bleeding

3 Posts | Page(s): 1 

lower back pain/mid cycle bleeding

by mamawriter on Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Quote | Reply

Nine days ago I woke up with pain on my lower right back. I figured it was because our mattress needed to be replaced and put up with it and the accompanying sleeplessness. But two days ago, I noticed mid-cycle bleeding. (I'm 51 and perimenopausal). The back pain is getting worse, and now I'm getting pain going down my upper right thigh. I'm not overweight, I WAS exercising on elliptical trainer 5-6 mornings a week. I called my gyn 6/9, and the soonest they could get me in for outpatient hysteroscopy is June 23 (12 days from now). (I have never had success w/in-office attempts; they can't get into my cervix; excruciating.) Here's my question: should I insist on being seen sooner? Should I insist on blood work? Needless to say, I am very scared. And I still can't sleep. I have stopped taking Ibuprofen, because they said the anesthesiologists require that you NOT take it within a week of procedure (danger of bleeding). I'm afraid if I do need to have the procedure sooner, they will not do so because of my recent Ibuprofen intake.

RE: lower back pain/mid cycle bleeding

by CytoGirl on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:00 AM

Quote | Reply

 

On 6/11/2009 mamawriter wrote:

Nine days ago I woke up with pain on my lower right back. I figured it was because our mattress needed to be replaced and put up with it and the accompanying sleeplessness. But two days ago, I noticed mid-cycle bleeding. (I'm 51 and perimenopausal). The back pain is getting worse, and now I'm getting pain going down my upper right thigh. I'm not overweight, I WAS exercising on elliptical trainer 5-6 mornings a week. I called my gyn 6/9, and the soonest they could get me in for outpatient hysteroscopy is June 23 (12 days from now). (I have never had success w/in-office attempts; they can't get into my cervix; excruciating.) Here's my question: should I insist on being seen sooner? Should I insist on blood work? Needless to say, I am very scared. And I still can't sleep. I have stopped taking Ibuprofen, because they said the anesthesiologists require that you NOT take it within a week of procedure (danger of bleeding). I'm afraid if I do need to have the procedure sooner, they will not do so because of my recent Ibuprofen intake.


Your backpain could be caused by so many things. The mid cycle bleeding (breakthrough bleeding) and the soar back could be linked. You could have fibroids, or endometriosis. There are so many things that could be off. Its not necessarily cancer, for your sake, I hope it is not. :)

RE: lower back pain/mid cycle bleeding

by mamawriter on Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:00 AM

Quote | Reply

 

On 9/24/2009 CytoGirl wrote:

 

On 6/11/2009 mamawriter wrote:

Nine days ago I woke up with pain on my lower right back. I figured it was because our mattress needed to be replaced and put up with it and the accompanying sleeplessness. But two days ago, I noticed mid-cycle bleeding. (I'm 51 and perimenopausal). The back pain is getting worse, and now I'm getting pain going down my upper right thigh. I'm not overweight, I WAS exercising on elliptical trainer 5-6 mornings a week. I called my gyn 6/9, and the soonest they could get me in for outpatient hysteroscopy is June 23 (12 days from now). (I have never had success w/in-office attempts; they can't get into my cervix; excruciating.) Here's my question: should I insist on being seen sooner? Should I insist on blood work? Needless to say, I am very scared. And I still can't sleep. I have stopped taking Ibuprofen, because they said the anesthesiologists require that you NOT take it within a week of procedure (danger of bleeding). I'm afraid if I do need to have the procedure sooner, they will not do so because of my recent Ibuprofen intake.


Your backpain could be caused by so many things. The mid cycle bleeding (breakthrough bleeding) and the soar back could be linked. You could have fibroids, or endometriosis. There are so many things that could be off. Its not necessarily cancer, for your sake, I hope it is not. :)


 

As it turned out, I had the hysteroscopy/D&C in late June. Everything was normal. Gyn said midcycle bleeding was likely just a symptom of perimenopausal hormone fluctuations. The back pain, I discovered, must have been caused by the pilates workouts I was doing (on a DVD). I stopped the pilates, and the back pain went away after a few weeks. So needless to say, I'm very relieved. But the frustrating thing is that I have a history of sporadic mid-cycle spotting. Obviously, I can't go for hysteroscopies & D&Cs on a regular basis. So I don't know how to be sure when it's appropriate to be concerned...

 

 

3 Posts | Page(s): 1 
Subscribe to this message board discussion

Latest Messages

View More

CancerCompass Survey

If you were considering traveling for cancer treatment, which headline would you find more interesting?

Get $75 for taking a research survey

We care about your feedback. Let us know how we can improve your CancerCompass experience.