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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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.
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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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