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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 yards 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 yards 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

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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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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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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Spotting 10 yrs after menopause night sweats, emotional, ...... But I noticed these changes after I moved some heavy furniture and since while standing?

Spotting 10 yrs after menopause night sweats, emotional, ...... But I noticed these changes after I moved some heavy furniture and since while standing?

Postmenopausal : Any bleeding after menopause has to be worked up by an endometrial biopsy or D&C with hysteroscopy. The chance of cancer on the biopsy is 20%. So, any bleeding after menopause is cancer until proven otherwise. ...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 Vagifem pessary 10mg (vaginal tablet) increase size of fibroids even after menopause? I am 69 and having a scan as they suspect fibroid increased!

Can Vagifem pessary 10mg (vaginal tablet) increase size of fibroids even after menopause? I am 69 and
having a scan as they suspect fibroid increased!

Vagifem pessary: Any source of estrogen can increase the size of fibroids, but if you did not have problems with fibroids prior to menopause, it is not likely that a "10 mg. Vagifem" will stimulate fibroid growth to the point where one has symptoms or discomfort. The scan will determine the true cause of this. ...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
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Spotting after two years of menopause! Is that dangerous?!

Spotting after two years of menopause! Is that dangerous?!

Menopause: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated, I recommend seeing a gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is light spotting two years post menopause something to worry about. Using vagifem for lichen sclerosis. Normal pap two weeks ago?

Is light spotting two years post menopause something to worry about. Using vagifem for lichen sclerosis.  Normal pap two weeks ago?

Need ultraspund: Your spotting could be leftover from pap but to confirm an u/s would show if your uterine lining is too thick. If it is more than 4mm you need more testing to confirm no precancerous cells in lining. Risk factors: family history uterine cancer, obesity, postmenopause. ...Read more

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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 yards 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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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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I have a vaginal yellowish leakage that smells badly. It doesn't burn but I itch only a little. I'm 55 years old and menopausal. What could this be.

I have a vaginal yellowish leakage that smells badly.  It doesn't burn but I itch only a little.  I'm 55 years old and menopausal. What could this be.

Atrophic vaginitis: This needs to be looked at microscopicly to rule out an infection such as bacterial vaginitis. Atrophic vaginistis more likely if you are not on estrogen replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Why don't hot flashes stop after menopause? I've had hot flashes for almost ten years now, even though my periods stopped eight years ago. Menopause is over, so why am i still having symptoms? .

Menopause Is Forever: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Find an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to prescribe bioidentical hrt. ...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

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I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge,?

I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge,?

From Femring: Clear Vaginal Discharge may be normal if it is also odorless. If there is odor or other associated symptoms consult your gynecologist. It may be an affect of Femring which is a brand of estrogen. ...Read more

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What can cause vaginal spotting with the contraceptive implant in?

What can cause vaginal spotting with the contraceptive implant in?

The implant instead : All hormonal birth control has the ability to alter cycles. Spotting, called intermenstrual spotting or bleeding, may be a common dude effect. As long as it is not heavy, painful, or disturbing to you, it should resolve. Some advocate nsaids like motrim to help. It may. If it persists, it should be investigated to rule out certain infections. ...Read more

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What could cause endometrium line to be thick after menopause. ?

What could cause endometrium line to be thick after menopause. 
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Too much estrogen: If the endometrium is abnormally thickened then estrogen is the usual source for the same. It can be from hormone replacement therapy unopposed by progesterone or large amounts of natural estrogen from the ovaries or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the benign causes of thick endometrium line after menopause ... And what are the chances?

What are the benign causes of thick endometrium line after menopause ... And what are the chances?

Overgrowth: After menopause the endometrial lining should be thin ideally less than 5mm on a sonogram. If it is above 25 mm this is concerning. Measurements in between must be analyzed on an individual basis. Causes include fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia and in some cases endometrial cancer ...Read more

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Does vaginal spotting after masturbation cause a cescarian section?

Does vaginal spotting after masturbation cause a cescarian section?

Not normally: However, if there was a problem with the location of the placenta that could lead to a c-section. ...Read more

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What is the reaso having slower back pain and sides pain after menopause in fifth year?

Check it out : You should be evaluated by your doc to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women ?

Causes of vaginal bleeding in menopausal women
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Many possibilities: Many postmenopausal women will have minor break through bleeding, but if it continues or worsens, you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of vaginal irritation and spotting?

Infection, cut: Abrasion, rarely vaginal or cervical cancer, the spotting could be coming from the uterus, you need to see your gyn for an exam, cultures and ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 6 1/2 weeks post op — vaginal hystorectomy. 1st try w/sex caused some light spotting. Normal?

I am 6 1/2 weeks post op — vaginal hystorectomy. 1st try w/sex caused some light spotting. Normal?

Can be normal: Because it has been awhile since you have had relations and you have a healing incision at the top of your vagina, bleeding may occur secondary to either of these reasons. As long as it is just a little, you don't have other symptoms and the bleeding stops quickly, I think it is O.K. Also, this should stop happening with future relations. If you have any questions, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Vaginal pain during relations, could it be a menopausal side effect? What else could it be? The patient is 53 year old female.

Vaginal pain during relations, could it be a menopausal side effect? What else could it be? The patient is 53 year old female.

Possibly menopausal : Estrogen deficiency in menopause causes vaginal skin dryness and thinning, leading to pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) for 20-40% of women. Some women will benefit from using vaginal estrogen (cream, ring, tablet) or oral/patch estrogen replacement to treat these vaginal changes. Be sure to see a physician about other possible causes of pain: urinary infection, vaginitis, muscle spasms, etc. ...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