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Experience:  Trained in obstetrical care and routine gynecology. 14 years experience as a family physician.
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I am a 62-year-old woman who went through menopause about 11

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I am a 62-year-old woman who went through menopause about 11 years ago. Today I woke up with a fairly significant amount of vagiinal spotting, similar to the beginning of a period. A similar thing happened about 3 years ago, but with less volume. My doctor at the time did not seem very concerned, and apparently my pap smear was normal. I have an appointment (first time) with another gynecologist set for early October. Do you think I need to be seen before then? How unusual an occurrence is this? I am not having any pain or cramping, but feel slightly bloated. Thanks for your time.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Anthony Bray MD replied 8 months ago.


Yes I advise that you get this checked before October.. that is too long to wait for this in my opinion...

It can be different possible causes...

Post-menopausal bleeding is the medical term..

The main potential worry would be to rule out endometrial cancer...

So you should have a pelvic exam/ pelvic ultrasound / Pap smear and endometrial biopsy most likley

The problem may occur for different reasons..

It is often associated with HRT ( hormone replacement therapy)

ulcers of the vagina or cervix could cause..

It is helpful to get a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the appearance of the uterus and the endometrium within it...

I hope that this information is helpful for you.

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Thank You and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD