oldsheep - yes that is probably the case ie the oestrogen just isn't enough to build up anything - not sure how far into meno you are? After 4 years of sequi my bleeds stopped. I then stopped HRT and had a scan and the lining was thin. I was on patches but the same dose usual for post meno (50 mcg).
Good that they have suggested a scan though to be on the safe side!
I would hope that if a GP suggests annual scans as a result of their prescribed treatment (eg low dose prog because you are so intolerant) that they would be on the NHS!! It is only a luxury if you decide yourself!
Nightowl yes those stats ring a bell - unless they've been updated Studd refers to them in his 1997 prog inolerance paper that Candy put up ( I can post the link if anyone wants it). He refers to earlier research from 1978 and 1980 - but the figures he quotes are: 0% hyperplasia with 12 days prog per month, 2% with 10 days and 4% with 7 days.
I presume they will have been updated so may be less favourable as you say 1 % chance with 12 per month - surely this mean we are all at risk who are on cyclical? I would imagine the research would have been done over 9 months to a year minimum ( the 1978 work was 9 months).
And I suppose the fact they are inconsistent is that the specialists like Studd, and Panay and his clinic ( the latter which I understand can be available on the NHS), are actually doing and publishing the research, but some of the GPs for example will not have read up on all of this and will only go on the licensed products.
It's great to share all this knowledge and experiences - at least we can see the range of responses we all have which is sometimes so different but can be the same - eg tiredness on Utro.....