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What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

What can cause vaginal spotting 10 years after menopause?

Must rule out cancer: Postmenopausal bleeding should always be evaluated and taken seriously. Most of the times it turns out to be nothing serious but sometimes it can be a sign of uterine cancer. The next step is to be seen by an obgyn for an ultrasound and an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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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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Vaginal odor after menopause? Should i be worried?

Yes: It can still mean a vaginal and therefore worth getting checked for. However, there is a condition known as atrophic vaginitis, an behave like an infection - discharge, itching, painful sex - but a consequence of drying of the vaginal mucosa because of the lack of secretions due to dramatic decrease of estrogen after menopause. ...Read more

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What can I do about vaginal burning after menopause?

What can I do about vaginal burning after menopause?

Vaginal estrogen: Atrophic vaginitis is the most common cause of vaginal burning after menopause. It is treated with vaginal or systemic estrogen. If you cannot use or choose not to use estrogen there is a new laser treatment available. Similar to resurfacing the face it resurfaces the vagina. ...Read more

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Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Weighty problem: Yes, the weight machine will cause you to hold your breath and further push down the vaginal prolapse. A pessary inserted may work or not, but the tampon will get pushed out by the exertion and is of no use whatsoever to stop the descent of the vagina. ...Read more

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Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Post menopausal spotting of blood. 9 yrs since hysterectomy?

Spotting: You should not have spotting after hysterectomy. You should consult an Ob-Gyn to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause spotting during menopause?

Can emotional stress cause spotting during menopause?

At 64: you are postmenopausal bleeding is abnormal, Are you on any hormones? You need to see your GYN for an evaluation and possibly a D&C or endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Will fibroids stop growing during menopause? I did have spotting but it has stopped?

Will  fibroids stop growing during menopause? I did have spotting but it has stopped?

Sometimes: In many women, their fibroids decrease in size after menopause, as many fibroids are estrogen dependent. If they grow after menopause, they should be removed, as they could be a cancer masquerading as a fibroid. If there is enlargement after menopause, do not panic. These are frequently benign, but cancer must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Hello I have had herpes for 34 years and have only passed to my boyfriend 30 years ago I am on Valtrex can I pass from Menopause spotting?

Hello I have had herpes for 34 years and have only passed to my boyfriend 30 years ago I am on Valtrex can I pass from Menopause spotting?

Yes: You can pass herpes with or without spotting. You can pass it with or without any open lesions on your genitals. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more