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Doctor insights on: Endometrial Thickening After Menopause

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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. 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


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My endometrial echo complex measures 0.8cm which is thickened for a post menopausal patient. Is this dangerous?

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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

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What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

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

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What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.

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

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Can there be ovary pain after menopause?

Can there be ovary pain after menopause?

Yes: Women might experience ovarian pain due to ovarian cysts, endometriosis, adhesions (scar tissue) or even cancer in menopause. Since a normal ovulation is not a cause of pain in menopause, it is very important to have pelvic pain evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Can ovaries try to ovulate after menopause?

Thanks for asking!: The very high level of gonad stimulating hormone succeeds to induce a few residual eggs to develop and ovulate. This happens rarely. ...Read more

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How common are mild cramps after menopause?

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

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After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

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 more

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Does a fibroid tumorstill grow after menopause?

Does a fibroid tumorstill grow after menopause?

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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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more