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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...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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I am 56 year old female. (Post menopause ) l have had brown blood after sex. Should l the wait and see if it happens again or go to my gyn?

Gyn visit: Post menopausal bleeding should always be evaluated. In many cases there's nothing wrong but in some cases it could indicate a serious problem. An exam , ultrasound and possibly a endometrial biopsy should be done ...Read more

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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

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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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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


Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more