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Question: uterus dropping and periods becoming irregular


 sunnygrl027 - Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:40 pm

I am a 38 yr. old female. History: child born in '89, laproscopy for infected fallopian tube in '93, miscarriage in '02, second child born in '03, at which time my doctor told me my uterus had dropped 1 1/2 to 2 inches, said I would end up having to have a hysterectomy. tubal ligation in '03. As a teen my periods were irregular, and sometimes had none at all. Since the birth of my second child, very regular.c Since january '07, periods are starting 1-3 days earlier each month. worse cramps and much worse bleeding. Horrible odor!!! could this be from uterus dropping or early menopause? (no family history...i'm adopted) Currently taking amoxicillan for abscessed tooth, and ibuprofen. (sorry so long but lots of history)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:16 am

User avatar I can't say what the odor is from but it can be associated with infection so you should have it checked out with your gynecologist. I would not expect severe cramps or excessive bleeding as a result of uterine prolapse either so you should discuss all these things with your doctor. You definitely could be experiencing early onset menopause when irregular periods and heavy bleeding do sometimes happen. Your doctor can probably help you with these symptoms, can determine if you hare having hormonal changes indicative of menopause, etc.

Good luck.

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