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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is it normal to have dryness after menopause?

Is it normal to have dryness after menopause?

Absolutely!: One of the more common and aggravating problems after menopause are vaginal changes. Decreased estrogen causes dryness and thinning of the vaginal skin. The muscles can also get weak. Symptoms a dryness, sometimes itching, pain with sex and even urinary incontinence. Lubricants can help. Topical estrogen is also appropriate if symptoms are especially annoying. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will you have hotflashes after menopause?

How long will you have hotflashes after menopause?

Potentially forever.: Contrary to what many people think, menopause is not a phase. Once your ovaries stop working, and stop producing estrogen and progesterone...That's forever. Some women don't have any hot flashes, some have them temporarily, and some have them for as long as they live. Of course, treatment with bioidentical hormones completely resolves the hot flashes and many other symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a women after menopause?

Could you tell me what happens to a women after menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more

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What symptoms might I have before and after menopause occurs?

What symptoms might I have before and after menopause occurs?

Hot flashes : Menopause means your periods have stopped, in the context of falling estrogen levels. This happens around age 51-52 for most women. You might experience hot flashes, especially at night, and vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby after menopause?

Can I have a baby after menopause?

Depends: You are not able to have a baby who is bioligically related to you as you are not able to develop eggs for fertilization. However, it is possible to be a surrogate mother using another woman's egg for fertilization. This does not mean that it is medically advisable or optimal. ...Read more

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Do you see endometriosis after menopause?

Do you see endometriosis after menopause?

Yes: Unusual but could be seen during the menopausal years specially if the patient is taking hormones. ...Read more

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Why do after menopause, don't like sex n intimacy?

Hormonal change: When your estogen level is low, not only it is affecting your libido ( lower your libido) bit it also affecting the physiology of your reproductive system. The vagina will be less flexible and the vaginal lubrication will be significantly decreased and as the result sexual intimacy will be affected and may be painful etc. Plus other postmenopausal symptms- the mood swings, hot flushes won't help. ...Read more

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