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I am 60 years old female and have vaginal bleeding and

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cramps even though I have...
I am 60 years old female and have vaginal bleeding and cramps even though I have had total hysterectomy.
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Pfeiffer, Doctor replied 6 years ago
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is there an odor?

related to intercourse at all?

any problems with constipation?

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
there is an odor no it isnt related intercourse
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Pfeiffer, Doctor replied 6 years ago

Ok.

this is most likely from atrophic vaginitis, which is where the vaginal tissue becomes thin and susceptible to infection. This can cause inflammation and bleeding. The underlying problem is estrogen deficiency.

So, first thing is to have the diagnosis confirmed. Antibiotics to treat the infection. Lastly, vaginal estrogen replacement or OTC Rephresh to help maintain vaginal Ph if you don't want to use hormones.

I'm happy to answer follow up question as needed, but remember to click 'accept'.

thank you so much,

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