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What abnormal vaginal bleeding during menopause?

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Dr. Ramadevi Wani


Practicing since :1985

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Women's Health
Question: I am a 66 yr old female I have gone through menopause and all was fine. Over a period of yr I have had intermittent vaginal bleeding. Light at first and then heavier every day. I am using pads it usually happens more late afternoon and at nite. Usually accompanied by what feels like cramps like I used to have periods. It stops and is usually ceases by morning. What can this be fibroids ?
Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please fix an appointment with the Gynecologist.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Health Care Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
I have read your notes. This symptom is of concern in this age group

Yes It could be due to fibroid polyp.

The other causes of such spotting are:

- inflammation of the thin lining of vagina (atrophic vaginitis)
- thinning of the lining of uterus ( endometrial atrophy)
- vaginal infection. From your notes it is clear that you do not have infection.

- polyp ( cervical or endometrial). Polyps are growths from the lining of uterus. These can cause cramps
- In 10 % of women presenting with this symptom it could be due to cancer of uterus.

Therefore it is extremely important that you have internal examination , ultrasound of uterus and ovaries, Pap smear and endometrial biopsy if need be (biopsy of lining of uterus) to find out the cause for this bloody discharge

So please fix an appointment with the Gynecologist. It is important that you fix an appointment with the Gynecologist at the earliest.

Remember that in 9 out of 10 women the cause is not serious. It is only in 1 in 10 women that the cause is serious.

I hope this helps. If you have further concerns, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.

Best wishes,
Dr Rama

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