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Is it normal to have bleeding after menopause? (Postmenopausal bleeding)
If you’ve gone through menopause, you shouldn’t have any menstrual bleeding. Menopause means you haven’t had a period in at least one year. If you have any bleeding, even if it’s only spotting you should see a doctor to rule out serious causes, like cancer.
Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding can be causes
The cause of your bleeding may be entirely harmless. However, postmenopausal bleeding could result from something serious, so it's important to see your doctor promptly.
Possible causes include:
Cancer of the uterus, cervix or vagina
Thinning of the tissues lining the uterus (endometrial atrophy) or vagina (vaginal atrophy)
Uterine polyps (growths in the cervix or uterus which are usually not cancerous)
Infection of the uterine lining (endometritis)
Medications such as hormone therapy and tamoxifen
Bleeding from the urinary tract or rectum
Endometrial hyperplasia ((thickening of the uterine lining)
Dr Farida Bano’s private clinic times at the Spire Roding Hospital are:
Alternative Friday AM
Alternative Saturday PM
To see Dr Farida Bano, please call our friendly private patient team on 020 8709 7817 or enquire here.