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What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

Must rule out cancer: Postmenopausal bleeding should always be evaluated and taken seriously. Most of the times it turns out to be nothing serious but sometimes it can be a sign of uterine cancer. The next step is to be seen by an obgyn for an ultrasound and an endometrial biopsy. ...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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Spotting 10 yrs after menopause night sweats, emotional, . ..... But I noticed these changes after I moved some heavy furniture and since while standing?

Spotting 10 yrs after menopause night sweats, emotional, . ..... But I noticed these changes after I moved some heavy furniture and since while standing?

Postmenopausal: Any bleeding after menopause has to be worked up by an endometrial biopsy or D&C with hysteroscopy. The chance of cancer on the biopsy is 20%. So, any bleeding after menopause is cancer until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Severe, chronic R ovary pain, w/ spotting from brown, red, pink. Post- menopausal. Insurance messed up, cant call to see Dr til 9/1/15.?

Severe, chronic R ovary pain, w/ spotting from brown, red, pink. Post- menopausal. Insurance messed up, cant call to see Dr til 9/1/15.?

RLL abd pain: Right lower quadrant abdominal pain can be ovarian but also could be appendix, pelvic inflammatory disease, other bowel problems, and other things some of which can be very serious. Spotting in a post menopausal female could be due to polyps, thinning of the uterine lining, uterine or cervical or vaginal cancer, or thickening of the uterine lining. If the pain or bleeding worsens go to ER. ...Read more

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Light brown spotting 10 days late?

Light brown spotting 10 days late?

Spotting: If you are sexually active then you should do a pregnancy test and see a provider. ...Read more

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Dark brown spotting do I need to test?

Dark brown spotting do I need to test?

Brown spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. If you are spotting instead of your normal period - go ahead and take a pregnancy test. However, spotting is not diagnostic for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm on cd 21 and I'm not sure but I may have seen a small amount of brown spotting. What is this??

Could be starting: I period early. Any chance off pregnancy?! If late check a test. Otherwise it should straighten itself out in a cycle or two ...Read more

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Brown spotting after taking next choice?

Brown spotting after taking next choice?

Potential Side: Effects w emergency contraception include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify doctor if your period is 7 or > days. ...Read more

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Brown spotting on seasonique what does this mean?

Brown spotting on seasonique what does this mean?

Uterine lining: You are probably just discharging a very small amount of uterine lining. Since you are not ovulating there is very little buildup of the lining but some can occur and spotting is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What causes you to have brown spotting for three days?

What causes you to have brown spotting for three days?

If it is not around: The of your menstrual period, it may be hormonal imbalances. Brown spotting is usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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I have had brown spotting for 16 days now. Should I be concerned? Is it normal?

Perhaps: You should be evaluated for infection. If you are birth control that possibly could be a reason as well. ...Read more

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Two day period then brown spotting?

The brown spotting: Is just older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned out of the uterus. ...Read more

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Brown spotting day period pose to start?

Brown spotting day period pose to start?

Your hormones: Are likely in flux for whatever reason, and you would need to be patient to see if things would settle down. Menstrual fluctuations are affected by many different factors, including nutrition, psychological state of mind, stress, infections/ illnesses, etc. If things continue to be irregular or unpredictable in the next couple of months, get yourself to a GYN or family Doc. ...Read more

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IH im having brown spotting before my cycle?

IH im having brown spotting before my cycle?

Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What do small brown spotting after IVF means?

What do small brown spotting after IVF means?

Several things: Brown spotting after ivf could indicate a slightly traumatic embryo transfer, implantation bleeding, a viable cervix that bleeds easy, a possible early miscarriage; or if you are on Crinone (progesterone gel) Progesterone support, there is a increased risk of early bleeding that fortunately may not be related to a miscarriage. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...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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Why do I have dark brown spotting at time of period?

Why do I have dark brown spotting at time of period?

Old blood-mucous: A cobination of old blood with vaginal/cervical mucous. Make sure to have the discharge checked for infection (culture) ...Read more

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Having brown spotting one week after unprotected sex?

Having brown spotting one week after unprotected sex?

This has no: Particular meaning. Brown discharge is old blood. Spotting can occur due to hormone imbalances. Take a home pregnancy test if your period is late. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spotting 2 days before my cycle begins?

Why do I have brown spotting 2 days before my cycle begins?

Hormone falls: If only immediately befor your period, this is a small amount of bloood as the lining begins to shed due to the usual fall in secretion of hormones in a nonpregnany cycle. Not to worry. ...Read more

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11 day of egg transfer and brown spotting what does this mean

11 day of egg transfer and brown spotting what does this mean

Not sure: The brown spotting may be secondary to implantation bleeding, a friable cervix that bleeds easily, post intercourse, loss of a twin pregnancy and/or an early breakdown of the uterine lining suggesting that you may not be pregnant. Before stopping any medications, do a blood pregnancy test (more accurate) and check with your rei doctor. ...Read more

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The last two months I have had 2day periods and brown spotting...Why?

Depends: Sometimes women have very light periods, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It depends on your history and your medications. Brown is the color of old blood, so that just means blood is sitting somewhere before it comes out.

On the other hand these might not actually be periods, and you may not be ovulating. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having brown discharge or brown spotting everyday what can be wrong?

I have been having brown discharge or brown spotting everyday what can be wrong?

Many possibilities: Scant bleeding could be due to many causes examination by a professional is appropriate. ...Read more

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Why do women have light brown spotting in their ovulation time? What's the reason behind it?

Why do women have light brown spotting in their ovulation time? What's the reason behind it?

Breakthrough: You can have spotting at anytime in the cycle. Spotting around mid-cycle is common, often related to ovulation. It is usually estrogen breakthrough bleeding. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Had period 2 weeks ago. Brown spotting past 2 days and having another period. What could this be?

Hormonal fluctuation: There are a number of factors that can affect a women's hormonal cycle. Birth control pills certainly do, but other medicines, stress etc may affect it also. If this happens for more than 2 cycles, increases in amount of bleeding beyond normal periods or is associated with pelvic pain or other symptoms, you should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Brown spotting over a week before period (never have engaged in risky activity) what else could it be?

Dysfunctional Bleed: It is important that you resubmit your question, identifying your age. It is important whether the spotting is associated with menstrual cramping. However, you need to speak with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a two day period then two days of brown spotting? Is that considered a normal cycle?

Is it normal to have a two day period then two days of brown spotting? Is that considered a normal cycle?

Can take HPT: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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I've been having midcycle pink and brown spotting for 5 days and heavy discharge with no odor. Is this normal?

I've been having midcycle pink and brown spotting for 5 days and heavy discharge with no odor. Is this normal?

You may need to: Check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, odor, etc. Then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle at your age. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But if it continues, you may need to see a GYN or family physician to help you regulate your cycle to be more predictable. Or find the infection. ...Read more

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I noticed pink and brown spotting about 4 days before ovulation day. Is this too early for a ovulation spotting?

I noticed pink and brown spotting about 4 days before ovulation day. Is this too early for a ovulation spotting?

Not sure: I am not familiar with the the term "ovulation spotting."
Of course, there are many possibilities; but my suspicion for rupturing Nabothian cysts (e.g. pimples on the cervix) is slightly elevated. Keep an eye on it for now. If the bleeding gets heavier (like a period) and/or you soak a full strength feminine pad in 30 minutes to an hour, get checked out ASAP. ...Read more

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Brown spotting lightly and light red suppose to be on my menstrual right not its been going on for 4 1/2 days....Input please?

Brown spotting lightly and light red suppose to be on my menstrual right not its been going on for 4 1/2 days....Input please?

Mught be your cycle: If you are having spotting and light bleeding and it is time for your cycle, this may be normal. If it is not time for your cycle, it may be breakthrough bleeding if you are on birth control medications, or ovulation bleeding if you are not. ...Read more

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2weeks late, Very light on and off brown spotting, not much. Negative HPT $2 one. What can be causing the spotting if hpt was Neg?

2weeks late, Very light on and off brown spotting, not much. Negative HPT $2 one. What can be causing the spotting if hpt was Neg?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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We are ttc normally 26day cycle. Bleeding after 21 days now had brown spotting 8days. What does this mean as desperately wanting a baby?

We are ttc normally 26day cycle. Bleeding after 21 days now had brown spotting 8days. What does this mean as desperately wanting a baby?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I've had brown spotting for 4 days but sometimes it changes colour to red then back to brown I'm about a week away from when I'm ment to be due on?

I've had brown spotting for 4 days but sometimes it changes colour to red then back to brown I'm about a week away from when I'm ment to be due on?

Common: It is not uncommon to have spotting a week or 2 prior to your actually period. This is often known as ovulation bleeding. If you are having pain or abnormal discharge, crampin, etc, make sure you do not have an infection. ...Read more

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Had d&c at end of sept. Periods regular since, but light, lasting 3 days. I also get 2-3 days of brown spotting before - this is not normal for me.?

Cycle control: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm TTC. I noticed light brown spotting on CM21that turned black on day 25 then red on day 28. Now, on day 31 it's mostly black but also red. Why?

Hi. I'm TTC. I noticed light brown spotting on CM21that turned black on day 25 then red on day 28. Now, on day 31 it's mostly black but also red. Why?

Period: It may be your normal period as you may not have conceived. You may do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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I went to a new obgyn yesterday, got an annual exam. I have dark brown spotting (never had before) how long does it last and when should I be worried?

I went to a new obgyn yesterday, got an annual exam. I have dark brown spotting (never had before) how long does it last and when should I be worried?

Pap smear: A pap smear sometimes causes a small amount of cervical bleeding. This is normal. You can contact the doctor and find out if your exam and tests done were normal. The test results would indicate if there was a cause for concern or not ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more