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Post menopause break through bleeding. Ultra sound .61 cm endometrial stripe. Heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. Is D and C necessary?

Post menopause break through bleeding. Ultra sound .61 cm endometrial stripe. Heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. Is D and C necessary?

Not always.: Anytime their is postmenopausal bleeding then an US evaluation of the uterine lining should be performed. If the endometrial stripe is more than 3-5 mm then an endometrial sample should be taken. This can usually be done in the office and does not require a D and C. Sometimes your doctor may want to insert a thin flexible camera into the uterus to further evaluate the lining. ...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


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Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Breakthrough bleeding how to stop it?

Depends...: ...on the cause. If you're not on any hormones (like birth control pills), then this is not normal, and you should be examined right away. If you're taking birth control pills, you probably need a higher dose. ...Read more

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Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Alot of breakthrough bleeding, what to do?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Should sex be avoided while having breakthrough bleeding?

Not necessary: This is more of a personal choice. Medically it is not unhealthy to have intercourse on your menses or with breakthrough bleeding. Many couples will only have intercourse on their menses because then they know they can't get pregnant. But if this is not acceptable to you or your partner just avoid those days. ...Read more

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Are you still fertile during breakthrough bleeding?

Are you still fertile during breakthrough bleeding?

It depends on: when the breakthrough is. The only time you are ever fertile is around ovulation; if you have some breakthrough then you're probably still perfectly fertile. At any other time you' re not fertile anyway, so the bleeding is irrelevant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

How can I stop breakthrough bleeding only during sex?

Please see your gyn: That is not normal you need an exam, cultures, blood work and a pelvic ultrasound and a pap if you have not had one lately. ...Read more

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Breakthrough bleeding after 1 yr of bcp. Why is this happening?

Breakthrough bleeding after 1 yr of bcp. Why is this happening?

Several reasons: There are several reasons a woman taking bcp for a year could suddenly start getting break through bleeding. One is the lining of the uterus could be so thin and fragile that spotting just happens. A change in bcp can help this. Missing pills or being late on bcp can do it as can starting another medication. I've occasionally seen going from one generic brand to another can cause it. ...Read more

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What is ovulation breakthrough bleeding? And why/how does it occur?

Incorrect term: The term is breakthrough bleeding. This is irregular bleeding that occurs exclusively in women on birth control. It just refers to bleed at the wrong time as a side effect of the hormones. One does not ovulate when on birth control. ...Read more

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What is breakthrough bleeding? Taking nortrel currently and am curious

depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill. ...Read more

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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