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A 58-year-old female asked:

10-12 after menopause i am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. why am i bleeding now ? very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Post : Post menooausal bleeding must always be assesd by a doctor. The doctor will perform a pap smear, a pelvic exam and may do a blood test to investigate any hormonal changes. The bleeding can be attributed to hormone changes, the presence of polyps on the cervix or endometrial cancer.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2018

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