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Doctor insights on: Does Anyone Know If This Bleeding After Menopause Is Like Endometrial Cancer

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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. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How long do you have the bleeding if you have endometrical cancer in menopause?

How long do you have the bleeding if you have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer more commonly occurs at later age-60 or older-in menopausal period. Vaginal bleeding can be one of the presentation. Bleeding is coming from and due to irritation/necrosis/ something that is happening on the cancer. Bleeding is not from the regular endometrial tissue due to regular menstrual cycles. So, as long as the cancer is big and not treated-bleeding will continue. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

May not bleed: Endometrial cancer cancer in early curable stages may not have any symptoms may not bleed , that is the reason to have regular gyn exams with smple pap smear, and aiming for cure, by the time bleeding appear it may be advanced stage. ...Read more

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Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Please answer my question how often does a person bleed if they have endometrical cancer in menopause?

Depends: Post-menopausal bleeding is never normal. It is always concerning for endometrial cancer, even if the bleeding is occasional vaginal spotting. Any patient with post menopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Why do menopausal women have a high risk in endometrial cancer?

Age, estrogen: Cancer, in general, is more common in older people. Also, a strong risk factor for endometrial cancer is prolonged exposure to estrogen because of early menstruation, late menopause, childlessness, and use of estrogen therapy without progesterone. Obesity is a risk factor too because fat tissue is a source of estrogen. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer and how does it last?

How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer and how does it last?

Endometrial cancer: There is no specific pattern. Any woman over 40 with irregular bleeding needs to be worked up with an endometrial biopsy. Any bleeding in a postmenopausal woman needs to be worked up with an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Please help, how much of an indicator of gynecological cancer is post-menopausal bleeding?

Non-specific: Uterine cancer can certainly be a cause of post-menopausal bleeding, but more often the cause is something benign. You should not panic about one episode of such bleeding, but you should see your gyn physician to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms if endometrial cancer bleeding if you're in menopause?

Yes.: Postmenopausal bleeding is a symptom of endometrial cancer, but it can also indicate a number of other causes. Sometimes it can be due to a thinned lining of the uterus, which can bleed b/c it is fragile and unstable; can be due to certain tumors of the ovary. It can be due to infections of the vagina. It can be due to vaginal tears. But it definitely requires evaluation by the gynecologist. ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more