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    What causes vaginal bleeding and cramps in a 58 year old woman?

Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I am a 58 year old woman who is experiencing light blood and cramps. I have not had my period in 4 years. I have a very good sexual relationship with a man I've been dating for 3 months. The light blood started about 4 days ago.
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Post Menopausal bleeding, Advise to consult Gynecologist

Detailed Answer:
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Vaginal bleeding in post-menopausal women could be due to atrophic vaginitis (lack of estrogen causing vaginal epithelium to be thin and fragile), vaginal and cervical polyp, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining), Infection, cervical/vaginal/uterine/ovarian malignancies.

Physical examination, Pelvic/ Vaginal examination, vaginal swab microscopy/culture, and Pelvic Ultrasound are needed as the initial evaluation. Further investigations will be tailored according to the results of the initial screening.

Please be advised to follow up with your Gynecologist as soon as possible.

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