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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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I have pain in the right groin area and I had a cortisone

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I have pain in the right groin area and I had a cortisone shot two weeks ago that did not help, now I am having some vaginal bleeding that I see each time I urinate.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


What is your age?

When was your last menstrual period?

History of irregular periods?

Foul smelled vaginal discharge?

Do you have blood in urine also?

Burning sensation and pain during urination?

Any other medical history?


Waiting for your response.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 80, last period when I was 50, no blood noticed in urine, only on tissue. No pain or burning when urinating. Mostly have good health and still working full time.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

This bleeding and groin pain needs attention for the cause. The cervix or uterine cancers are one of the causes but it can also because of the other benign or harmless reasons. The causes with incidences are;

1) Atrophic vaginitis (2%)

2) Endometrial atrophy (55%)

3) Endometrial polyps (15%)

4) Endometrial cancer (10%)

5) Endometrial hyperplasia (10%)

6) Hormonal effect (7%)

7) Cervical cancer (less than 1%)

8) Other (hydrometra, pyometra, hematometra: less than 1%)

Though, it is mandatory to consult your gynecologist to rule out various genital cancers, you can see that the cancer attribute only around 11% for the causes and majority are the benign reasons. Endometrial atrophy and endometrial polyps are the most common causes of postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial carcinoma is the cause in about 10 percent of patients. So, need not worry, as more chance is that, there is nothing serious.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


If you have any further query then we can discuss it thoroughly.


Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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