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Irregular periods, spotting. D&C scheduled. Uterine cancer? Have menopause and prediabetes

I am 53 years old, recently went through menopause and have prediabetes . I have not had a regular period for over 5 years now. I recently had minimal spotting, but my doctor ordered an ultrasound . My endometrial stripe is 7.5 mm thick. I am scheduled for a D & C this Wednesday. Should I be scared and worried about uterine cancer? What else could this problem be cause from? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Bleeding after menopause is unusual and needs investigation but may not be necessarily due to a life threatening condition.
It can occur as a result of polyps (overgrowths of tissue) which may be benign, thickening of the endometrium, excess thinning of the endometrium can also cause pv bleeding. It can also be as a result of endometrial cancer but the exact cause will not be known till all the tests have been completed.
Endometrial cancer occurs in about 24 out of 100000 women and effective treatments are available if detected in early stages.

I hope this helps and wish you the best
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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