Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

I have not had a period in three years and then today it started again. Should I worry? The blood is bright red.

By Anonymous March 24, 2018 - 8:00am
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello, Thank you for writing.

Vaginal bleeding after menopause isn't normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. Some causes might be:

Thinning of the tissues lining the uterus (endometrial atrophy) or vagina (vaginal atrophy)
Uterine fibroids
Uterine polyps
Infection of the uterine lining (endometritis)
Medications such as hormone therapy and tamoxifen
Pelvic trauma
Bleeding from the urinary tract or rectum
Excessive overgrowth of the cells that make up the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia)
Cancer of the cervix or vagina
Cancer of the uterus, including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma

The cause of your bleeding may be entirely harmless. However, it's important to see your doctor promptly to be certain it's nothing serious.


March 24, 2018 - 1:53pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Menopause Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!