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Dr. Paula Hillard
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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.

Dr. Paula Hillard
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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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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman's life in which her ovaries stop producing eggs. It is characterized by a decline in estrogen levels, which puts women at risk for heart disease and weak bones (osteoporosis). Symptoms include hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal drying and thinning, and pain with intercourse. Vaginal symptoms may be ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Toppin
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What are some causes of uterus thickening after menopause?

Dr. Barbara Toppin
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Sandor Mecs
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Dr. Sandor Mecs
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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

Just a little: Your uterus will undergo a little shrinkage after menopause, in some women more than in others, but if it was significantly enlarged before menopause it will not shrink back to normal size. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

Dr. Addagada Rao
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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

Peak incidence: Uterine cancer peak incidence 49 yrs and older ( premenopausal and menopausal woman.Rare in younger woman. ...Read more

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Dr. Yonatan Mahller
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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Dr. Yonatan Mahller
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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus after menopause needs an endometrial biopsy to make sure no precancerous cells are growing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandor Mecs
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

Dr. Sandor Mecs
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Requires attention: More often than not, when caught early, this situation is not cancer, but should be evaluated and treated asap. If cancer, and treated early can be cured. If not cancer, it will not go away or get better, and must be treated sooner or later anyway. Delay could lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Will my uterus shrink after menopause, I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.?

Yes : Once you go through menopause, defined as no period for 12 months, then your uterus will get slightly smaller and the adenomyosis will get better. If there is any confusion about the source of your pain, call your doctor ! ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Will my uterus shrink after menopause? I have very painful adenomyosis which presses on my bladder.

Good chance: That you will get alot of relief after menopause. Conservative surgery for adenomyosis is often unsatisfactory. Hysterectomy coudl bea good choice if you are not ineterested in future childbearing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandor Mecs
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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Dr. Sandor Mecs
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

Overgrowth or polyp: Women often experience an overgrowth of the lining of their uterus, the endometrium, called hyperplasia. The hyperplasia may be only simple, requiring only hormonal treatment, or complex, with atypia, which is more worrisome since it can be precancerous, best treated with hysterectomy. If the uterine lining's thickness was noted on an ultrasound, it may also be due to a polyp, usually benign. ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My uterine has thickened after menopause and some minor spotting. Doctor has done a biopsy. What are the chances it is cancer?

Postmenopausal bleed: Post menopausal bleeding can lead to cancer in 10% of cases. You have to wait for the biopsy results to get a final answer. My advise is not to get anxious until you get final results. Even when it comes to the worse nowadays in most cases when it is detected on time there is treatment for this. F/u with your gyn provider as recommended. ...Read more

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