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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)

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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Possible reasons for bleeding after 15years of menopause?

Possible reasons for bleeding after 15years of menopause?

Several: Hi. Certainly it is possible for benign or malignant uterine tumors to bleed. Vigorous sex with postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis can bleed. Cervical cancer can bleed. Hopefully it's just a little friable mucosa, but please see your gyn to make sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can obesity cause bleeding after menopause?

Can obesity cause bleeding after menopause?

Yes: Obesity can cause an increase in estrogen production which can cause stimulation of the lining of the uterus which can cause bleeding. This is not common, but is seen in some cases. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

No: If you are of menopause age and have gone a year without periods and then start bleeding again, you should see a doctor. Cancer (particularly of the uterus) is an important potential cause that needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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My mom 60, bleeding after menopause for 6months now, no symptoms at all other than bleeding and she is ashy gray, pale in her face.What could it be?

My mom 60, bleeding after menopause for 6months now, no symptoms at all other than bleeding and she is ashy gray, pale in her face.What could it be?

The thing you: Need to do is get her in to an ob/gyn. She needs an endometrial biopsy or ultrasound to rule out uterine cancer. Most uterine cancers are relieved byu hysterectomy but if you wait and that is the problem is can get worse. Also need to watch for anemia; get her in as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my mom is bleeding after 20 years of menopause. help?

What to do if my mom is bleeding after 20 years of menopause. help?

Post menopause: bleeding after menopause should be evaluated immediately, as it could be a sign of disease or cancer ...Read more

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Can you help me, my mom is bleeding after 20 years of menopause. Help?

Can you help me, my mom is bleeding after 20 years of menopause. Help?

I can help!: If your mother is menopausal (defined as no bleeding for 12 months), which you say occurred 20 years ago, and she is now bleeding, then she must be see by an ob/gyn. This evaluation should include an exam, an endometrial biopsy and an utrasound. The goal is to evaluate for uterine cancer. ...Read more

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My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, Is this normal?

My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, Is this normal?

Menopause: If I read this correctly your mother had very early menopause at age 40. If has now begun to notice spotted bleeding for the first time she must see a gynecologist. Please let me know what your mother finds from the gynecologist. ...Read more

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My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, I am worried about her, how common is this?

My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, I am worried about her, how common is this?

She should see a doc: About 15% of women get some bleeding after menopause. However it should be looked into. Most of the time it is due to thining of the uterus, polyps (a little overgrowth that is benign) or not really from the uterus at all. But more concerning endometrial issues (dysplasia, cancer) should be ruled out. Expect an exam and an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding and burning after menopause - what could it be?

Vaginal bleeding and burning after menopause - what could it be?

Uterine bleeding: If you are postmenopausal (meaning no period for 12 months, average age 51-52) and you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, it must be assumed to be from the uterus. This might be a sign of precancerous changes. The evaluation should include: 1. An exam 2. An endometrial / uterine biopsy 3. An ultrasound while it is more likely to be related to other things, this must be pursued in this way. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding after sex while going through menopause?

What can cause bleeding after sex while going through menopause?

Many things: Sometimes there is minor trauma to the delicate tissues; sometimes there is residual blood in the uterus that comes out during intercourse; sometimes there is an infection. Bleeding after intercourse can also be a sign of cervical cancer or uterine prolapse. If it is persistent, you should see your Gyn and have it checked out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.

What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.

Bleeding: Polyps both endocervical and prolapsed endometrial polyps, cervicitis (inflammation from infection), cervical cancer are some of the causes. In your case I wouldn't expect to see an 8mm endometrium at age 60, so I'm concerned about possible hyperplasia. Trauma from sex can cause cervical and vaginal bleeding as well from atrophy. ...Read more

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What are the other causes of post menopausal bleeding in women?

What are the other causes of post menopausal bleeding in women?

Bleed: Post menopausal bleleding is always a concern and necessitates pelvic exam. May be cervical or uterine cancer, first concern. Other causes bleeding may not be cancer but don't take chance. ...Read more

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Why does spirolactone cause post menopausal bleeding?

Hormone action: Spironolactone has a chemical structure similar to female sex hormones and can cause post menopausal bleeding in women and breast swelling in man known as gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Is an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Menopause: An operation may not be necessary. You need to see a gynecologist who will help you through this. ...Read more

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Is there an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Is there an operation required to stop severe bleeding during menopause?

Perhaps: Hi. Severe bleeding in a menopausal woman is distinctly abnormal. You need to speak with your gyn sooner than later and have an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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