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I just went to the bathroom and had red blood like a period.

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I just went to the bathroom and had red blood like a period. Not a lot but some. I have not had a period for many years. I just passed a kidney stone and am goingto dr. for a mild UTI. What would cause the bleeding? No pain.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
Can you tell whether the blood is coming from the vagina or the bladder? Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
None the next time
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 2 years ago.
Vaginal bleeding after menopause is called postmenopausal bleeding. It's often from benign causes, but can also be a sign of uterine cancer. It needs to be evaluated by your doctor.Your doctor will do an exam and probably an ultrasound. If the ultrasound shows a very thin uterine lining, that rules out uterine cancer.If the lining is somewhat thickened (more likely), you'll need either a D&C or endometrial biopsy (thin tube through the cervix to sample the uterine lining). That may show normal lining, precancerous changes, a polyp, or possibly cancer.Precancerous changes can often be treated with hormones.Just in case cancer is found, it's the kind that we can often cure by hysterectomy.