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Bleeding After Menopause And Hysterectomy
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.
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
Does a hysterectomy bring on symptoms of menopause? My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy to deal with my severe fibroids and bleeding; she calls it "surgical menopause." will I have symptoms of menopause like hot flashes after the surgery? .
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Menopause: By leaving the ovaries this should not occur ...Read more
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
No: Bleeding is never normal. It might not be serious. Have it check. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I am 56 years old and had a partial hysterectomy 6 years ago and am gaining weight now and suffering menopause symptoms.
Bleeding 20yrs after hysterectomy every thing was removed but overies, has only happened twice. Was told vaganal walls were thining?
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?
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
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
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.
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