Prolonged Menstruation At The Age Of 44 Years, Signs Of Menopause Or Cervical Cancer?
Hello, I want to ask, my mother’s menses are often irregular. Even menses every day. And stop menstruating only briefly then again with longer periods than menses usually. My mother is 44 years old. Is this because you want menopause or are there other indications? I’ve read about cervical cancer. And there mention. That the symptoms of the cancer can also be due to continuous bleeding. Can it include cervical cancer? Because in the ultrasound, and checked in the input into the vagina there is nothing. But it hasn’t been tried for the Pap smear test. Is it not visible during ultrasound if there is cervical cancer? And my mom was in curret because the doctor said there was a thickening of the uterine wall. But check the laboratory results for blood is okay. Is the result of curret not able to check cervical cancer? Thank you, doctor.
Hello Nur syifa,
Thank you for the question.
Abnormal uterine bleeding or abnormal uterine bleeding is determined by the bleeding between menstrual cycles, bleeding after sex, excessive bleeding during menstruation, menstrual cycles that are more than 38 days or less than 24 days, and irregular menstruation that is every menstruation can be more than 7-9 days, and bleeding after menopause. This abnormal bleeding can occur at any age, but there are certain times when it occurs more frequently, namely during perimenopause (ie, the period before menopause, around the age of 40).
The following causes of abnormal uterine bleeding:
Hormonal disorders and stress.
Polyps or fibroids.
Conditions where the uterine wall is too thick and goes into the inside of the uterus.
Blood clotting disorders.
Use of spirals or IUDs, or hormonal birth control.
Cervical cancer or uterine cancer.
To diagnose the cause of the abnormal bleeding, obstetricians usually perform investigations such as ultrasound, CT scan, biopsy, and physical examination of the inside of the female organs. After that, the doctor will provide treatment for the cause of the abnormal bleeding, either with hormone pills or others. If there is a suspicion of cervical cancer, the doctor will do a pap smear or IVA, which should be done routinely by women of childbearing age. Ultrasound, vaginal examination, and laboratory checks cannot detect cervical cancer early. Therefore, you should advise your mother to do routine cervical cancer checks.
Hopefully this information can help.