A 39-year-old female asked:
i have been having unusually short, long and heavy periods (7 days) for 6 months. bad reflux started at the same time in may. i got ultrasound, abdominal ct and colonoscopy done.the upper gi was with hh ca-125 11. ovarian cancer was ruled out. could it be
3 doctor answers
Dr. Chevies Newman answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The reflux: Is a distraction form the menses, just take med regularly for that. Ca-125 not helpful really in your age group, normal anyway. The heavy menses may be part of a transition form nomral ovulation to no ovulation known as perimenopause, unlikely though. You may have uterine fibroids, which grow with age but a low dose contraceptive pill along with good med for reflux may save you much concern, go.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Martin BLACK answered
59 years experience Hepatology
Thanks for asking!: Would prescribe ppi medication to control reflux; perform egd and evaluate for severe erosive esophagitis and/or barretts change.
Answered on Sep 24, 2013
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