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I've had 2 hysterectomies and am 60. I started spotting

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I've had 2 hysterectomies and am 60. I started spotting early this week now I am bleeding with cramps.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I called my Gyn and have an appointment Monday.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have heart problems and COPD
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Uterus lining may sometimes keep on growing and this excessive growth can manifest as cramping and bleeding when they shed due to the relative lack of blood supply. The blood vessels do not tend to contract normally as you have progestin deficiency from lack of ovulation. These changes can be common during menopause. usually not serious. The bleeding may continue for several days but can be stopped with progesterone tabs or uterus lining ablation.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Can this be a form of cancer? My family has a high risk of cancer.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you but I can't afford this.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 months ago.

That risk is low but there --especially endometrial carcinoma. This can be checked by endometrial biopsy.
Best wishes