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Endometrial Thickening After Menopause
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My endometrial echo complex measures 0.8cm which is thickened for a post menopausal patient. Is this dangerous?
Possibly...: This is a mod thickened endometrial stripe. This very well could be within your normal variability. If you are on any estrogen type med, even herbals it could cause thickening of the uterine lining & this. However, any thickening of the endometrial stripe needs to be taken seriously as this can be a sign of cancer & a be may need to be done. Don't panic, but follow-up! Need more info to say why. ...Read more
Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps may appear as a thickened lining as can certain cancers. If the lining is thick a simple d&c, hysteroscopy (looking inside with a scope) will provide rapid answers. ...Read more
What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.
Bleeding: Polyps both endocervical and prolapsed endometrial polyps, cervicitis (inflammation from infection), cervical cancer are some of the causes. In your case I wouldn't expect to see an 8mm endometrium at age 60, so I'm concerned about possible hyperplasia. Trauma from sex can cause cervical and vaginal bleeding as well from atrophy. ...Read more
Not menopause?: At age 42, hopefully the diagnosis of menopause (defined as no period for 12 months) has been sorted out completely. If you are having cramping, then given your age and presumption of premature menopause, that this should warrant an evaluation to make sure that something else is not going on. Make sure they do an ultrasound! ...Read more
Easy or hard?: How has menopause been for you? Ez or hard? The kind of challenges you face determine whether or not you want treatment and what kind of treatment. Short term HRT may the answer for some women. Others choose diet, exercise, supplements or acupuncture. Some of us breeze through this transition & don't need to do anything at all. So it really depends. Hope you find what you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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