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Period like after 70 years of age? No pain. had not regular

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period like after 70 years of age?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain. had not regular periods until now. Now I am having a prolonged period since Thanksgiving.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am a diabetic. Otherwise in good health generaly.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 months ago.

Hello , Dr Saleem here. Welcome to JA. Would you mind telling when did you have your last period before this bleeding episode.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 months ago.

We call it post menopausal bleed if there is any bleeding episode after 55 years / cessation of normal menstrual cycles in a female. There can be a few reasons to it, a few are mentioned as follows;

1.Thinning of vaginal lining due to drop in natural estrogen levels leading to fragile vaginal wall causing bleed.

2.An abnormal growth e.g polyp or tumor etc

3.Thickened wall due to excessive hormone replacement.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 months ago.

I would recommend the following tests;

1.Detailed gynecological exam

2.Ultrasound Pevis

3.A camera test (hysteroscopy)

4.Biopsy

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 9 months ago.

Any medications you are presently on? any other medical condition that you might have? Any family history of gynecological malignancies?