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What causes heavy vaginal bleeding, bone pain and stabbing sensation around navel?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I am currently experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding and extreme anxiety as well as bone pain and a stabbing sensation to the left of my navel. After extensive blood work and urinalysis, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have been so frightened that I have cancer. My doctor reassures me that if a type of cancer was present, my blood work would not be normal , like it is. Is this true? I'm very frightened!
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
endometrial biopsy advised

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.Heavy vaginal bleeding at your age can be due to hormonal disturbances leading to dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is common in perimenopausal age group. However, other causes like cervical and uterine carcinoma should also be ruled out.
Moreover, bone pain and stabbing sensation around navel could be related or unrelated to the heavy bleeding.

Though hypothyroidism generally leads to irregular menstrual cycle and decreased flow during menstruation, I would suggest you to get a uterine( endometrial) biopsy and pap smear. I will be able to rule out any carcinoma through the biopsy / pap smear results. Let me know if the tests are already done. Further ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis should be done.
Your gynecologist will know about these tests.

Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards,
Dr Deepti Verma
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (22 minutes later)
I had a transvaginal ultrasound in January of this year. I had 2 fibroid cysts on my uterus. Dr did not seem concerned. What about the blood tests and cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
please mention fibroid size

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, thanks for responding. Please do mention the size of the fibroids in the uterus and any other significant finding in ultrasound.
Cervical and uterine carcinoma cannot be ruled out by any blood tests. Biopsy and histopathological examination needs to be done to confirm the diagnosis.

Perhaps your doctor was referring to other blood related cancers. However my concern is about the heavy bleeding.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Please do get back for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards,
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What causes heavy vaginal bleeding, bone pain and stabbing sensation around navel?

Brief Answer: endometrial biopsy advised Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.Heavy vaginal bleeding at your age can be due to hormonal disturbances leading to dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is common in perimenopausal age group. However, other causes like cervical and uterine carcinoma should also be ruled out. Moreover, bone pain and stabbing sensation around navel could be related or unrelated to the heavy bleeding. Though hypothyroidism generally leads to irregular menstrual cycle and decreased flow during menstruation, I would suggest you to get a uterine( endometrial) biopsy and pap smear. I will be able to rule out any carcinoma through the biopsy / pap smear results. Let me know if the tests are already done. Further ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis should be done. Your gynecologist will know about these tests. Hope you found the answer helpful. Please do get back for further queries. Wishing you good health. Regards, Dr Deepti Verma