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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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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

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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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When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is something worrisome about the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

I am 250 pounds (obese) and have PCOS (12 years) I have abnormal uterine bleeding. I'm scared I have endometrial cancer. What are my chances? I'm 26 y

Yu need regular Doct: With problems like you are having, you will need a regular doctor either a medical (PCP) or a gynecologist who can check you and monitor you at regular intervals. It is quite easy to detect Endometrial(uterine ) Cancer with an Ultrasound of the Uterus. What you should also be doing is to cut down on your energy intake(Food) so that you can lose weight which will greatly help to keep you healthy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer for someone going through menopause?

See below: The hallmark symptom will be postmenopausal bleeding or spotting. Now if you haven't stopped having menses but they are irregular, significant change in your bleeding pattern may be a sign but it is not definitive until a biopsy is performed. ...Read more

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on vagifem on:off for 2yrs. Not menopause. Vagifem for ic but concerned about long term usage. Irregular cycles lately = worried endometrial cancer?

 on vagifem on:off for 2yrs. Not menopause. Vagifem for ic but concerned about long term usage. Irregular cycles lately = worried endometrial cancer?

Not to worry.: Irregular cycles are most probably due to perimenopause. As long as your vagifem use is as per recommendations by your GYN, you do not have to worry about endometrial cancer. However, you should use precautions to avoid pregnancy, because one can still get pregnant with irregular cycles. Certainly, any irregular bleeding such as prolonged, heavy, frequent menses should be investigated as well. ...Read more

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Since endometrial ablation can decrease or stop bleeding , what are other ways physicians can detect early uterine cancer?

Since endometrial ablation can decrease or stop bleeding , what are other ways physicians can  detect early uterine cancer?

You're right: It can be very hard to detect uterine cancer early when a woman has had an endometrial ablation. The typical bleeding allowing for early diagnosis of uterine cancer can be masked under scar tissue caused by the ablation. This is why ablation should not be done in women at high risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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I had bleeding today for the first time since I had my hysterectomy two years ago for endometrial cancer. No oncologist. Call a gynecologist?

I had bleeding today for the first time since I had my hysterectomy two years ago for endometrial cancer. No oncologist. Call a gynecologist?

Not from recurrence: depending on the extent of endometrial invasion of the wall of the uterus, at 2 years if there is no evidence of recurrence in pelvis or distal spread on CAT, the vaginal bleeding probably unrelated. On pelvic if a lesion of vagina seen, then bx should be performed. This is rare following a good hysterectomy for endometrial disease, but can occur from squamous Ca of vagina or other lesion. ...Read more

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Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Yes: You have low estrogen levels because of the removal of your ovaries. This causes the vaginal tissues to thin out and dry out and it becomes very easy to traumatize them and cause bleeding, even from the pap swab. More serious problems should be detected by the pap itself. ...Read more

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I'm 26 yrs old. Have PCOS since 13 and I'm obese. I have uterine bleeding and spotting since January every 2 weeks. Is it endometrial cancer?

I'm 26 yrs old. Have PCOS since 13 and I'm obese. I have uterine bleeding and spotting since January every 2 weeks. Is it endometrial cancer?

Bleeding/spotting: It is unlikely to be cancer but you must go as soon as possible to a Gynecologist to confirm you don't have cancer and you will be given treatment for bleeding and spotting. Please let me know how things go. ...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?

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, and aiming for cure, by the time bleeding appear it may be advanced stage. ...Read more

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Biopsy/ultrasound scheduled for 3 weeks. If I have uterine cancer, would i bleed continually ? I am 2 yrs after menopause.

Yes: Precancerous of the uterus, called complex atypical hyperplasia, or actual cancer of the uterus will cause post menopausal bleeding. It sounds like you are being evaluated appropriately as an endometrial biopsy and pelvic ultrasound are exactly what needs to be done next. ...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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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer?

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It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Also known as cancer of the uterus, this is when cancer grows in the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more