Menopause means you haven’t had any period for 12 months. Vaginal bleeding after menopause is not normal and should be evaluated by the doctor even if its only spotting.


What causes postmenopausal  bleeding ?

A number of conditions can result in this condition. They include the following :

  • Cancer of the uterus including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma.
  • Cancer of the cervix or vagina
  • Endometrial atrophy which is thinning of the tissues lining the  uterus .
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Infection of the uterine lining  known as endometritis
  • Pelvic trauma
  • Bleeding from the urinary tract or rectum
  • Excessive overgrowth of the cells  that make up the lining of the uterus (Endometrial hyperplasia ).

The cause may be harmless but it  is important to get evaluated by the doctor when you experience any bleeding after menopause.



Content Sources
Bleeding after menopause. Is it normal ? Mayo Foundation. Accessed July 11th, 2018

Postmenopausal bleeding. WebMD. Accessed July 11th, 2018

Brown spotting after menopause. Healthline. Accessed July 11th, 2018

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