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posted by mariem
12 April 2024


Last reply: 15 April 2024 16:30


I was wondering is it possible to develop tamoxifen side effects after 16 months? I went through all the fun of hot flashes, aches, pains etc during the first few months but they thankfully stopped after 4 months and my period also returned around then after it stopped during chemo for about 7 months. However I have developed very excessive discharge in the last 4 months. GP has ruled out all infections/stds. I have been referred to a gynaecologist but I believe this appointment will not arrive for many months. So I was just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar?

Many thanks x

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commented by Cancer Nurse
15 April 2024

15 April 2024 16:30

Dear Mariem.

Thank you for posting your message on our online forum. 

I am sorry to read that you are experiencing symptoms while on tamoxifen. However, it is also great to read that your GP has ruled out an infection.

It may be appropriate to discuss your symptoms with your medical oncologist/oncology nurse if you have not already done so. It is important for them to be aware that you are experiencing a vaginal discharge while on tamoxifen. They may also be able to refer you to a gynaecologist in the same hospital if this is required.

If you would like to talk to a nurse, please call our support line. The number is 1800 200 700, and we are here from Mon-Fri, 0900-1700.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

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