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A 21-year-old male asked:

Mom with menopause had periods of heavy bleeding due to which she is put on hrt. endo biopsy negative. are these episodes of heavy bleeding normal?

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Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No, not really: Heavy post menopausal bleeding is never normal, as it can be a sign of uterine cancer. She's had a negative endometrial biopsy though. She might have benign uterine fibroids (uterine nodules) or polyps. They can cause bleeding. Hopefully she's had a CT scan or pelvic ultrasound scan. If the med treatments don't work, then she could consider a hysterectomy or a uterine ablation procedure.
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