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Postmenopausal bleeding, wondering if it is an issue.

By February 28, 2011 - 10:25am
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I am 53 years old and can't remember when I last had a period, at least 4 or 5 years. I have not recently changed my homone medication, same as it has been for several years. I fell quite hard on our steps and landed on my mid-back. While nothing seemed to be broke, I was quite sore and noticed when I coughed, or laughed I had pain in my general uterus area. Oddly enough, within a few days my breasts started to get sore just like when I used to get my period and then about 16 days or so after the fall I am having a full blown period with pretty heavy bleeding. I mentioned something about this to the doctor (before the actual bleeding started) but he wasn't concerned at all. I suppose it will eventually quit.... Thanks for any thoughts.

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Thank you for the encouragement to see the doctor again. I saw a different doctor and she was concerned and I got a CT scan which showed fractures of the transverse processes on the left at L1-L3. Hmm, not sure how that would result in vaginal bleeding but they are suggesting I see a neurosurgeon and an OBGYN right away. I am not sure what a neurosurgeon could do at this point as the CT results indicated the fratures were already healing.... But thanks to you for your prompt response and your good advice!!

March 2, 2011 - 8:00am
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