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Bleeding after menopause is that normal? About 3yrs ago.

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Bleeding after menopause is...

Bleeding after menopause is that normal?

Doctor's Assistant: What symptoms are you having? When did menopause start?

About 3yrs ago. Started bleeding 4 days ago

Doctor's Assistant: When was your last pap test or pelvic exam? Any irregular results from past exams?

About 3 months ago had a pap and was normal

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 1 month ago

It is not normal.

The post menopausal bleeding needs attention for the cause. The cervix or uterine cancers are one of the causes but it is likely to be 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%)

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bleeding-after-menopause/AN01824

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaginal-bleeding/HO00159

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.

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