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Bleeding from vagina, do I have cancer?

I had an UTI and the first medicine for 7 days did not clear it up so they gave me a new one for 14 days. I felt better. Two days after taking the last pill, I saw some red on my underwear and had stomach cramp. I have not had any red stains on the underwear since but when I use the bathroom , I see red , sometimes bright but mostly very pale in color. I had put in a tampon and found some red come out on it. Can this mean that I have cancer. My last period was at age 53, I am 55. About 14 days before the red stuff, I was at the doctor and I told her I had a milk , gooy discharge like I used to get when I ovualted. She took some kind of sample of my vagina and said I had some normal bacteria that was overgrown and gave me a supository for 3 days. She said I just had a UTI but now I am very worried because of this red stuf, I call blood on the toilet paper, today is Sunday and it started on Wed, afternnoon, 3 days after I took the last anibiotic. I am worried , do you think I have cancer.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Sep 2009
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First do not presume diagnosis since you have bleed per Vagina and Urethra. There are multiple causes of bleeding per vagina and through the Urethra, urine mixed with blood. It is a feature of Urinary tract infection to bleed. You had an infection of vagina called Bacterial Vaginosis, the suppositories (foreign body) if left alone can cause bleed too. Yes the other cause at the age of 55 are Cancer. Since the doctor had done an internal examination it would not be a serious thing to worry. More over after the menopause women tend to bleed because of dryness of vagina. Do not panic. You see the Gynecologist once again and get the examination done once again to be rest assured.
Answered: Wed, 30 Sep 2009
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