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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having low abdominal cramps and now a slight bit of spotting. I last had a period over a year ago. I am 54 years old. What would be the cause of this?
Doctor :   Hi
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Doctor :   spotting after cessation of periods at age of 54, could be due to either infection, or atrophic cervicitis or cervical dysplasia
User :   What should I do about this?
Doctor :   do u have any other symptoms like any mass protruding PV, any pain during intercourse, dryness in the vagina , etc ?
User :   Not really
Doctor :   when was the last time you had a pap smear ?
User :   8 months ago
Doctor :   wsa that normal ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   was the bleeding significant in quantity ?
Doctor :   or just a drop or two ?
User :   no. Just slight pink when I wiped after going to the bathroom
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any blood in the urine or stool ?
User :   Not that I've noticed
Doctor :   any episodes of UTI?
User :   no
User :   I have been bloated for the last few days also
Doctor :   in that case, a speculum examination of the cervix as well as a urinalysis will be helpful
User :   Should this be done right away? With the Holiday starting tomorrow should it be done beforehand?
User :   slight pain in the lower back areas too
Doctor :   you need to consult your gynae for an examination to get a repeat pap smear within a week ,as this would helpl to rule out the infection, if that is the case
Doctor :   you can do the tests after the holidays
Doctor :   if u dont have persistant symptoms
Doctor :   bloating could be due to indigestion
User :   ok. I will see what happens
User :   Just got worried when I have had the cramps like a period, and now the slight spotting
User :   Didn't seem quite right to me
Doctor :   yes, you are correct in seeking medical opinion
Doctor :   usually early diagnosis and treatment helps
User :   ok
User :   any other advise?
Doctor :   your doctor will help u accordingly based on the findings of examination
User :   thank you
Doctor :   other than that, just relax
User :   ok. thanks
Doctor :   there is nothing that can be fixed
Doctor :   i meant cannot be fixed
User :   Are you a real Dr?
Doctor :   yes .
Doctor :   why do u have any doubt ?
User :   so many scams online
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   but do u think scamsters will know anything related to medical therapy and give u prompt and exact advice ?
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