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A 59-year-old female asked:

I have been postmenopausal for 18 years. i just notice a very light pinkish spot and then it stopped. what could be going on? i'm concerned.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Spot: It could be a variety of things from vaginal atrophy, trauma from recent intercourse, urinary tract source, vaginal infeciton and endometrial atrophy. If it recurs it would be best to see a gynecologist to make sure its not endometrial hyperplasia. Being diabetics infection would be a common source
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Get checked: Any amount of bleeding past the age of menopause should be checked. While there may be nothing of concern, the only symptom of uterine cancer is usually abnormal bleeding. The evaluation for postmenopausal bleeding or spotting can usually be done in the office. This is an important, red flag symptom for women that warrants evaluation.

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Last updated May 31, 2015

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