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Getting a period after going thru menopause.

By Anonymous July 19, 2012 - 9:49am
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My period stopped two years ago and last week I had a period for three days. Not bad but I did have spotting all three days and my face broke out. What is the cause for this and should I contact my doctor?

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Hi Anon,
Welcome to EmpowHER. If you have completed menopause -- gone without a period for more than one year -- you should not experience any menstrual bleeding. Even a little spotting is not normal after menopause. If you have postmenopausal bleeding, make an appointment to see your doctor. Here are some of the causes of bleeding aftermenopause.
Polyps: These are growths, usually noncancerous, that can develop in the uterus, on the cervix, or inside the cervicalcanal, and may cause bleeding.

Endometrial atrophy (thinning of the endometrium): The endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, can become very thin after menopause because of diminished estrogen levels, and may cause unexpected bleeding.

Endometrial hyperplasia: In this condition, the lining of the uterus becomes thick, usually as a result of too much estrogen and too little progesterone, and bleeding may occur as a result or Endometrial cancer.


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