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Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause ? It's been 4 years since my last period

Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause ? It's been 4 years since my last period

No.: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated. Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of uterine cancer. It is not likely that it is cancer but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor. Typically you will have a pelvic ultrasound and maybe a biopsy of the inside of the uterus. I would not ignore any bleeding after menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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Brown discharge after menopause, breast cancer taking aromasin (exemestane) and have lower back pain ?

Brown discharge after menopause, breast cancer taking aromasin (exemestane) and have lower back pain ?

Let gynecologist: Know because sometimes brown discharge can be older, deoxygenated blood. Although it could be benign- don't expect bleeding after menopause. Take care. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more

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Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Missed my period, instead one week of brown discharge I'm 17 is it menopause or what could it be?

Menses.: Not menopause. The brown discharge may just be an atypical period. Missed periods can occur for many reasons to include: pregnancy, markedly low or high weight, endurance exercising, travel, stress, anovulatory cycle, use of BCP etc. ...Read more

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I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im i going through menopause,I'm 17?

I missed my period& haven't have sex in 3 months& instead of my period I've have brown discharge for about a week, im i going through menopause,I'm 17?

Period: I am assuming from reading this that you have missed only one period. Brown discharge is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. If this is the timing of your period normally - this might actually be your period. I certainly do not think there is a chance that this is menopause. ...Read more

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What is brown discharge mean?

What is brown discharge mean?

Brown discharge : May be older, deoxygenated blood. However if you develop discharge that has an odor, causes redness, swelling, itching or pain - please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more