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I am 48 years and started menopause in 2002. I had a hysterectomy then I had my ovaries removed in 2011. I started bleeding a little today.

I am 48 years and started menopause in 2002. I had a hysterectomy then I had my ovaries removed in 2011. I started bleeding a little today.

Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is scar tissue that has increased blood supply. This can cause vaginal bleeding.

Also if you aren't oh hormone therapy, you likely have atrophic vaginitis which can cause bleeding as well.

Your doctor can evaluate you and see what the cause is. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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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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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Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?

Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?

Yes: An incidental finding of a slightly thickened uterine lining is not a major emergency. It sounds like your doctor has carefully evaluated you and not found a problem. Unless there is more to the story that I don't know, a hysterectomy seems like a bit of an overkill--like cutting a tomato with a chain-saw when a paring knife would do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can a hysterectomy induced menopause last?

How can a hysterectomy induced menopause last?

Menopause Is Forever: In natural menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone. If your ovaries were removed during your hysterectomy, then you are also permanently in menopause. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help. ...Read more

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After a hysterectomy do you start menopause imediately?

After a hysterectomy do you start menopause imediately?

Depends: Yes, but only if your ovaries were removed. If your ovaries were not removed then menopause is not immediate. ...Read more

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I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

I'm having a hysterectomy soon. Will this cause menopause?

Not by itself: A hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, will not cause menopause or other hormone changes. If the ovaries are removed at the same time, then menopause will result. The ovaries are responsible for producing female hormones. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

After hysterectomy: If you had a supracervical hysterectomy it is not unusual to have mild light periods, depending on how much endometrial tissue is left behind. If your uterus and cervix were both removed, than any bleeding needs to be immediately investigated. Please contact your surgeon's office to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Bleeding 2 weeks after a hysterectomy and I had sex?

Not a surprise: Most recommendations are to wait 4 weeks before having sex. The top of the vagina would not have been completely healed and the sex would be expected to cause some spotting or bleeding. Your risk for a pelvic infection is quite high as well. ...Read more

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Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Spotting: You should not have spotting after hysterectomy. You should consult an Ob-Gyn to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Yes: If the cervix was left in, there can still be a small amount of uterine tissue remaining. Its possible to have some bleeding. If you still have your ovaries, the bleeding can be cyclic just like your period used to be. It can be a bummer if you were expecting to be period-free. ...Read more

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I'm having bleeding had hysterectomy 20 yrs ago. Do I have cancer?

I'm having bleeding had hysterectomy 20 yrs ago. Do I have cancer?

Hysterectomy: Vaginal bleeding after a hysterectomy or menopause needs to be evaluated. It can be due to infections, trauma, or cancer. Get to your GYN asap for treatment and peace of mind. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for early menopause if I have a hysterectomy?

What treatments are there for early menopause if I have a hysterectomy?

Treatments vary: Treatments depend on what you are trying to treat? Are you trying to treat postmenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, etc.?

Based on what you wrote in your conditions section, further evaluation is warranted due to presence of pain. Dyspareunia can be treated with topical estrogen. NSAIDs may be used for period pain. Tender cervix should be further evaluated by GYN ...Read more

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Can you have a vaginal cuff tear without bleeding after vaginal hysterectomy?

Can you have a vaginal cuff tear without bleeding after vaginal hysterectomy?

A defect, not a tear: The healing of a vaginal cuff after vaginal hysterectomy is not always predictable or may not be complete or smooth for several weeks after surgery. A defect in the vaginal scar may on occasions occur without symptoms but it would be rather unlikely although not impossible that a "cuff tear" would take place without bleeding ". ...Read more

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What is abnormal bleeding post-op from hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair?

What is abnormal bleeding post-op from hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair?

Please call your GY: If u are worried enough to ask that here, u need t call the doc who did the surgery to discuss with that doc, anything more than minor spotting I do not consider normal. ...Read more

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I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

Explore alternatives: The first thing you need to do is to see your gynecologist for an assessment of why you are bleeding. You may have a small polyp in your uterine lining and removing that may be all you need. It may be changes in your hormones and a 2 minute endometrial ablation will fix the prohlem. You may have fibroids. The right choice for you also depends on whether or not you want to have more children. ...Read more

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Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more

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Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

How young?: An ablation is probably a better answer, can be done in the office, back to work in 24-48 hours. No major organs removed and low risk profile. If you have a hysterectomy you should see someone that does them vaginally or at least laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Adenomyosis-3 cysts-one of which is huge are there alternatives outside menopause and hysterectomy?

Not Usually: If you truly have adenomyosis and it is large then there are not good options. Medical therapy is inconsistent and worth trying but often not very effective. Surgery in the form of removing the uterus is really the only proven therapy. Now if you have endometriosis there are multiple options. So it is important to get the best sense of what you have. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2013 only leaving ovaries. This morning I'm developing bleeding is this normal?

I had a hysterectomy in 2013 only leaving ovaries. This morning I'm developing bleeding is this normal?

Not usual: It's not normal in the sense that you will no longer have period bleeding. Sometimes toss can happen if the cervix was not removed. I would follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Bleeding after 21 years from a complete hysterectomy. I've been bleeding now for 8 1/2 months its not from my rectum?

Bleeding after 21 years from a complete hysterectomy. I've been bleeding now for 8 1/2 months its not from my rectum?

See doc.: Need to see a doc. The source of vaginal bleeding is the uterus which was acting under control of the ovaries. Apparently these are both gone so there should be no bleeding at all. Someone needs to take a close look to identify the source. ...Read more

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Bleeding 20yrs after hysterectomy every thing was removed but overies, has only happened twice. Was told vaganal walls were thining?

Bleeding 20yrs after hysterectomy every thing was removed but overies, has only happened twice. Was told vaganal walls were thining?

Atrophic vagina: As the vaginal walls thin post menopausally or after hysterectomy due to a lack of estrogen, erosion can cause bleeding with intercourse. This can also occur at the site where the vaginal walls were sewn together after surgery called the vaginal cuff. ...Read more

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Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Ask your surgeon: These are things that should have been addressed prior to surgery with written or verbal instructions. Call your surgeons office and obtain clarification now. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2011 I still have my ovaries. Will I still go thru menopause? Lately I've had what seems like hot and cold flashes

Menopause: Every female "goes through" menopause, whether surgically (ovaries removed) or naturally (avg age 50yo). However, not every female complains of hot flashes or night sweats, etc. Whether irregular periods develop depends upon whether you still have uterus. Those who've had a hysterectomy but still retain their ovaries, obviously haven't menstruated since operation but can report menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 48, have had a hysterectomy at 35, have been diagnosed with Anorexia, how will menopause effect me. My weight is currently 40kgs.?

I am 48, have had a hysterectomy at 35, have been diagnosed with Anorexia, how will menopause effect me. My weight is currently 40kgs.?

Menopause: True menopause occurs on average at age 54. If your hysterectomy did not include removal of both ovaries, you will have symptoms of menopause ("hot flashes", irritability, etc.) long before age 54. Depression can be a result of ovarian failure and your anorexia can be increased therefrom. Treatment for anorexia is generally psychologic therapy, but further weight loss should be avoided. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 8 months ago and ever since I have noticed my urine is very strong smelling. Is this normal? No pain, discharge or bleeding.

Urinary odor: Your urine reflects your hydration and if there are no other symptoms, you need to drink more water. The hysterectomy has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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