It’s not easy to stump me with unfamiliar medical diagnoses, having earned my doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology. Today, however, was a noticeable exception. I saw my primary care physician this afternoon, primarily because I have been experiencing persistent breakthrough bleeding. This excessive bleeding has been occurring on a daily basis, between my regular menstrual periods. It started a month after I began to take oral contraceptives, to manage my profuse hot flashes.
I have now been diagnosed with metrorraghia. My primary care physician wants me to have an uterine ultrasound, to rule out possible other reasons for my excessive bleeding. I’ve also been referred to a gynecologist. I have already been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, secondary to menorrhagia. Consequently, my iron level was tested again today.