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Do Fibroids Bleed After Menopause
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
You should not: You should not have bleeding after a hysterectomy unless you had a supracervical hysterectomy where a portion of the lower part of the uterus was left behind. If you are having bleeding you need to be examined by your doctor. A common cause is some extra scar tissue called granulation tissue at the very back of the vagina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various causes: Sometimes the persistent bleeding is the result of the period when the blood has just clotted inside the uterus and slowly breaks down and is release after the usual period. Sometimes the bleeding is a result of an abnormality such as polyps, fibroids, infection, trauma, or cancer. If it persists a doctor should be consulted. ...Read more
They slow down...: Fibroids - benign growths of the uterus - tend to grow unil a woman reaches menopause. At menopause, fibroids tend to stop growing. And depending on their size, they may disappear altogether. Talk with your doctor for specific answers about your body, though! lgromkomd. ...Read more
No: Once the uterus containing the endometrium in total is removed, no. However, in supra cervical hysterectomies whereby the uterus is "chopped off" from the cervix, there are cases where some of the uterus containing endometrium is left behind and cyclic menstrual bleeding still occurs. In that instance, the surgeon will get a Pathology report stating that fact, and will retrieve the cervix et al ...Read more
When do I expect normal menstruation after lar of rectal cancer? Do mid-cycle vaginal spotting &pelvic fluid likely indicate concurrent pelvic cancer?
LAR: Sorry to here about your diagnosis at your age but your current symptoms do not sound like any pelvic disease it could be just normal physiology after the surgery. ...Read more
How much spotting do you get during implantation bleeding? And does it occur 5 days after your missed period?
Variable: The amount of spotting with implantation is very variable -- some women don't have it at all. If present, it would probably happen before your expected period, though. If concerned, please take a home pregnancy test. It will give you a more reliable answer than wondering about it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on how long ago the hysterectomy was. If it was done within the last 3 months, the most common cause is development of granulation tissue where the vaginal stitches were. If the hysterectomy was years ago and no bleeding occurred until just recently, the bleeding may be coming from the bladder instead of the vagina. Bottom line: you need to see the gynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Severe pain during period after endometrial ablation, even though I don't bleed. The cramps are worse than child birth, I don't have fibroids.?
Cervical stenosis: Sometimes the cervical opening will scar shut after ablation and not allow any bleeding to pass. As it builds up, the uterus will cramp to try and force it out and this can be very painful. See your doc for a sono. If this is the case, it can usually be relieved by passing a small instrument to open the cervix again. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: The nature of your periods can change with time. They can get better, with less cramps and lighter flow - or worse with more cramps, clots, and heavier flow. Periods can also get worse as a result of infections, endometriosis, fibroids, or because of stopping oral contraceptives. Many studies have shown that the periods do not change as a result of having a tubal sterilization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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