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Taking out of the equation the known possibilities of endometrial cancer when should a post menopausal women be concerned with light bleeding or spotting. Actually how long can a women be safe or not have to be overly concerned?

By May 20, 2018 - 11:59am
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I'm not referring to cancers etc just how long can one bleed light or just spotting and be ok

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Hello, niecey433. Thank you for posting.

Menopause is the end of menstruation. In clinical terms, you reach menopause when you haven't had a period for 12 months. Vaginal bleeding after menopause isn't normal or "ok," and should be evaluated by your doctor. Besides cancer, postmenopausal vaginal bleeding can be caused by:

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)

The cause of your bleeding may be entirely harmless. However, postmenopausal bleeding could result from something serious, so it's important to see your doctor right away to be sure.


May 20, 2018 - 4:04pm
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