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Does anyone know if this bleeding after menopause is like endometrial cancer?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Vaginal bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated by a gynecologist.
It could indicate endometrial cancer.

In brief: Maybe
Vaginal bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated by a gynecologist.
It could indicate endometrial cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly.
This can be a sign of endometrial cancer, and bleeding after menopause should be investigated anyway.
One other cause could be hormone replacement therapy, especially if it is not low dose. Cervical cancer can also present with bleeding. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure.

In brief: Possibly.
This can be a sign of endometrial cancer, and bleeding after menopause should be investigated anyway.
One other cause could be hormone replacement therapy, especially if it is not low dose. Cervical cancer can also present with bleeding. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Uterine lining
Bleeding after the menopause is the most common sign of endometrial cancer, but only 20% of the time is the bleeding cancer.

In brief: Uterine lining
Bleeding after the menopause is the most common sign of endometrial cancer, but only 20% of the time is the bleeding cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Could be
Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of cancer of the uterus so it should always be checked out.
It can also be due to benign causes such as polyps, responses to hormone treatment, or trauma to thin vaginal lining. Sometimes no cause can be found. An ultrasound and endometrial biopsy are office tests that can help assure you that your bleeding is not due to endometrial cancer.

In brief: Could be
Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of cancer of the uterus so it should always be checked out.
It can also be due to benign causes such as polyps, responses to hormone treatment, or trauma to thin vaginal lining. Sometimes no cause can be found. An ultrasound and endometrial biopsy are office tests that can help assure you that your bleeding is not due to endometrial cancer.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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