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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. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can a woman get pregnant if she done went through menopause?

Can a woman get pregnant if she done went through menopause?

Not with her own egg: Once menopausal, by definition, a woman is no longer fertille, but rather sterile. If a menopausal woman wanted to get pregnant, one option is going through ivf and using an egg from a much younger woman. This would allow her to be a biological mother by carrying the pregnancy, but not the genetic mother (egg from another woman). ...Read more

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What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

What advice is there about coping with menopause without medication? Do you have a higher risk of cancer after menopause? I heard women/girls have a monthly menses b/c it was a way of your body getting cleaned out.. Is this true that when you get older an

Some : Some women definitely have more problems with others with menopause. You are correct, a healthy lifestyle can help with menopause symptoms. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, and limiting alcohol intake to no more than 2 glasses a day is beneficial. Ideally, a patient should exercise 30 minutes a day. Just walking is a perfect exercise. Weight-lifting can be beneficial to avoid loss of muscle mass. If a patient is hypothyroid, the best treatment is taking thyroid as you are. There are no other proven effective methods for the control of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman ovulate after menopause?

Please tell me, could a woman ovulate after menopause?

No, but: Menopause occurs when periods and ovulation stop. You should not ovulate after menopause. However, sometimes women in premature menopause do ovulate on rare occasions. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after menopause?

Can you get pregnant after menopause?

No & yes: By definition, menopause is the cessation of periods for one year. Without menstruation and ovulation, spontaneous pregnancy just cannot occur. However, technology is now allowing fertility doctors to assist older women- even those past menopause- get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can someone get pregnant if they already menopause ?

Can someone get pregnant if they already menopause ?

No: If you are truly in menopause then you cannot get pregnant. Some women assume they are in menopause when they are not. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant during pre-menopause?

Can you get pregnant during pre-menopause?

Sure: "pre menopause" can last a long time; altered hormones. Less likely to get pregnant, but certainly can. "change of life" babies were not rare in the days before birth control. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant during pre menopause?

Depends: During "pre-menopause" uterine shedding (period) as well as ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries into the uterus is unpredictable. It is unlikely to be able to become pregnant but it is also more dangerous to the mother and baby as maternal age increases. Best advice is that if pregnancy is unwanted, then use condoms or some other form of pregnancy prevention. ...Read more

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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