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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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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


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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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Does your uterus shrink after menopause?

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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Endometriosis related to thick uterus lining even after menopause?

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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How common is carcinoma of uterus nearing menopause or after menopause?Thanks

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

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

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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A recent cat scan showed thickening of uterus. I am 66 yrs old, menopause began 2005. Should i be concerned?

A recent cat scan showed thickening of uterus. I am 66 yrs old, menopause began 2005. Should i be concerned?

Probably not: But it should be discussed with the ordering doc to see if additional testing and or imaging is needed. ...Read more

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My ultra sound revealed 3 small fibroids and no thickening of uterus. I am 55 and in early menopause and still spot. How often should I have ultsound?

My ultra sound revealed 3 small fibroids and no thickening of uterus.  I am 55 and in early menopause and still spot. How often should I have ultsound?

1-2x/year, or as nee: Depending on where the fibroids are (if not involving the inside lining/endometrium) - they probably aren't causing the spotting, the thin lining is very reassuring that u don't have endometrial cancer. If you continue to have spotting, then periodic (annual or 2x/yr) sono's may be helpful. If it bothers u (spotting) then u could look into tx's (an ablation, or other procedure). ...Read more

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Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which i can handle. My d

Leiomyomas : Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large which concerns me. I would recommend following your doctors advice, or at least obtaining a second opinion, because it sounds like your doctor is concerned they may compress your ureters which could cause kidney damage. Please be re-evaluated or at least seek a second opinion as I am concerned by that. ...Read more

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How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

How does removal of the uterus cause early menopause?

Menopause: It does not cause early menopause unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does Small to Atrophic Uterus with Thin Post Menopausal Endometrium mean?

What does Small to Atrophic Uterus with Thin Post Menopausal Endometrium mean?

Normal: After menopause, your estrogen levels decrease. Estrogen helps to grow the uterine lining before menopause. Atrophy means the lining is thin because of low hormone levels. These are all normal changes in the uterus due to menopause. ...Read more

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Spotting and thick uterus lining after menopause, is it danger?

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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Adenomyosis-large cysts and uterus is boggy and very large is there anything that makes an impact besides menopause and hysterectomy?

Adenomyosis-large cysts and uterus is boggy and very large is there anything that makes an impact besides menopause and hysterectomy?

Possibly: Perhaps you can get relief of symptoms by using birthcontrol pills or from lupron (leuprolide).
You need to speak with a doctor, probably have an ultrasound to assess. I'd be happy to see you if you are interested. If you are premenopausal.
We are in tarzana (san fernando valley). 818 344-8522. ...Read more

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Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause: There is medical treatment to help with symptoms of menopause. Call your doctor and make an appointment to see about getting help. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, why would the uterus lining be thick after menopause?

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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What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

What is significance of "free fluid" around uterus (on ultrasound) on post menopausal woman? Does this cause a sense of fullness and bloating?

Look into further: This really depends. Some amounts of free fluid can be normal but it depends on the amount. This really needs to be look into further. It does not necessarily cause fullness and bloating. ...Read more

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Age 46 pre menopausal. Bulky uterus. Myometrium thick and corase. Endometrium 14mm. Ovaries are normal. No adxenal mass. What is the issue?

is there bleeding?: The normal endometrium is about 5mm thick., i assume this is from ultrasound. Mri can see the junctional zone anatomy better. Ask your doctor if they think you could have endometrial thickening or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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What can I take for menopause six years ago ovary and uterus removed. Horrible hot flashes, severe mood swings, crying, miss my children. Feel very ugly

What can I take for menopause six years ago ovary and uterus removed.
Horrible hot flashes, severe mood swings, crying, miss my children.
Feel very ugly

Hello. : Hello. Lexapro (escitalopram) (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) has been shown in a number of studies to be quite helpful with hotflashes. Because it is an antidepressant it could also help with the mood swings, crying and drop in self esteem. Take good care of you. ...Read more

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46, on no meds, perimenapuasal, with uterus, beginning estrasorb & prometrium (micronized progesterone). Should I use them both daily for best relief of menopausal symptoms?

Follow the Rx!: The estrogen cream is usually used every day for relief of such symptoms as hot flashes. Progesterone pills (such as prometrium) do not relieve symptoms. They are often used for only part of the month (most often 12-14 days) just to protect the lining of the uterus from too much stimulation from the estrogen. Estrogen alone can cause excess thickening of the lining or even polyps or cancers. ...Read more

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Does mild to moderate prolapse (no uterus) cause vaginal dryness or is it caused from lack of hormones during menopause?

Does mild to moderate prolapse (no uterus)  cause vaginal dryness or is it caused from lack of hormones during menopause?

Hormones: The most common cause of dryness at this stage of life is menopause related. If the tissues are so prolapsed that they are exposed to the outside this may contribute to dryness also. Often estrogen cream is very effective for the dryness. ...Read more

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Im post menopause, pap smear normal but was told my uterus looks inflamed, have bacterial vag, need a hysteroscopy, any other way around this?

Im post menopause, pap smear normal but was told my uterus looks inflamed, have bacterial vag, need a hysteroscopy, any other way around this?

Unclear: Bacterial vaginosis can cause vaginal discharge but not an inflamed uterus. Hysteroscopy is done to evaluate the endometrial cavity. I would clarify with your gynecologist what the problem is exactly and then discuss options on how to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Even if i had no surgeries on ovaries or uterus could pcos cause early menopause? My mom started menopause at 51 years old.

Even if i had no surgeries on ovaries or uterus could pcos cause early menopause? My mom started menopause at 51 years old.

No: Pcos is not related to early menopause. There are some genetic causes of early menopause and sometimes it happens for no reasons. But pcos is not a cause. ...Read more

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I am 46 near to menopause my ultrasound of pelvis says that uterus is a bit bulky and endometrial thickness is 0.9cm on 10th day what does that mean?

Depends...: If you are still having periods, a 9 mm endometrial thickness is in the normal range. However, if you are not yet menopausal, this is equivocal but your endometrium may thin out over time. The uterus being bulky is not really specific - i would ask your doctor what that means. Maybe your uterus is "more robust" looking than expected for your age but i'm not sure without seeing the whole report. ...Read more

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Very sore in ext. vaginal area I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Very sore  in ext. vaginal area   I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Vaginal Estrogen: When you are in menopause, your body stops making estrogen. Since the vaginal tissue is very sensitive to estrogen, it can become thin and lose its ability to stretch. When you have intercourse, you can actually get micro-tears in the vaginal wall that are painful. These symptoms usually respond to a vaginal estrogen cream or tablet. Don't have intercourse if its painful. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm menopausal and have been diagnosed with vaginitis. The doctor said my uterus was fine. I have no symptoms except bleeding from the vagina itself.

I'm menopausal and have  been diagnosed with vaginitis. The doctor said my uterus was fine. I have no symptoms except bleeding from the vagina itself.

?your question?: You made several statements, but did not specify a question. Please start over and ask a clear question.This is not a chat room, and prior submissions are not linked. ...Read more

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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

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more