I am glad I lodged a new topic For The Gals - Glivec.
I have been asking "Us Gals" from different chat groups if ladies are having this problem with clotting blood and periods and the length of the time between periods shortens and the length of period lengthens.
My periods were of the above - with very very heavy clotting,which was definitely not a normal hormone response you would think.
Specialists think it is perhaps age, CML and Glivec - so no-one really knows.
Outcome for me:
I had a major bleed that resulted in Hgb being only 44 and ambulanced to hospital - after being stablised - a radical hysterectomy was performed. What a drama.
Sore and sorry but what a relief and feel great.
I have been out of hospital for a fortnight now after spending 7 days there.
It is amazing how many women have had this problem.
Is it a coincidence of CML / Glivec - I myself now think it maybe glivec impacting on hormones in some way.
Most are either like Donna having ablations, hysterectomies or some other medical intervention to help overcome the problem.
My advise for all females newly diagnosed with CML is to also be referred to a Gyno who has an interest in cancers or one who has knowledge of CML or Leukemias in general and one who can work with your haem. or clinical physician.