Okay, this isn't exactly a Lupus question, but maybe Lupus is part of the answer.
I have passed menopause, as defined by blood hormone tests as well as time since last period. Last indication otherwise was well over 1.5 yrs ago.
Last month I had severely sore nipples as well as some spotting, so I proceeded to my friendly gynecologist. They checked blood levels again, did a pap smear and a endometrial biopsy. Everything checked out just fine, so no explanation for the symptoms.
They did decide to check back in 3 months - I've had fibroids for a while without symptoms -- I guess they usually grow before menopause and shrink afterward, and they want to make sure they are shrinking by doing an ultra sound.
This month I've had more like my usual (but long past) periods...sore breasts, bloating, cramps, average bleeding.
So here are my questions:
Do I call my GYN in a panic?
Call my primary care Dr who Ive used for 20+ years?
Just wait for the ultrasound in July?
Have any of you had similar issues?
Prior to this, my menstrual cycle has not been affected by my Lupus (since 2002) - do you have issues with yours that you feel are related to Lupus?
I'd love to know your opinions & experiences.