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Post Menopausal Bleeding



Don’t Brush it Off, Bring it Up

As a woman, you’ve navigated the ups and downs of periods, the cessation of them during menopause, and just when you thought you were done with it all, you might experience bleeding again. It can be unsettling, but remember, we’re here to help.

Post-menopausal bleeding is not ‘just one of those things’ to be accepted silently. It’s a signal from your body that deserves attention and understanding. Our professional, compassionate team is here to guide you through what this means and what can be done. We’re your trusted partners in health, providing a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for all your healthcare needs. Contact us as soon as possible if you’re experiencing post-menopausal bleeding.

Post-Menopausal Bleeding

What it is

Post-menopausal bleeding is a term used to describe bleeding that occurs after you’ve gone through menopause.

Menopause, which typically occurs between ages 45 and 55, marks the end of your menstrual cycles. After a full year without a period, any vaginal bleeding is considered post-menopausal bleeding. This can be surprising and understandably concerning.

We want you to know that while it’s not normal, it’s often not a cause for alarm. There are several possible causes, from minor conditions like inflammation of the vaginal lining or polyps (benign growths) in the uterus or cervix, to more serious conditions like endometrial cancer.

How treatment works

We understand that health surprises like post-menopausal bleeding can be a bit unsettling.

But remember, you’re not alone on this journey. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way, just like a trusted friend or family member would. When it comes to treating post-menopausal bleeding, the approach depends on what’s causing it.

Firstly, let’s talk about medication. Sometimes, if your symptoms are due to hormonal imbalances or infections, our healthcare professionals might prescribe hormonal medications or antibiotics. We’ll explain everything clearly and patiently, so you don’t have to worry about navigating complex medical jargon.

Secondly, if uterine polyps – which are non-cancerous growths – are behind the bleeding, a simple procedure to remove them often resolves the issue. We’ll ensure you feel comfortable and informed about the process.

Thirdly, in some cases, when other treatments haven’t quite hit the mark, procedures like Endometrial Ablation or Resection might be considered. These involve removing or destroying the lining of the uterus. It might sound a bit intimidating, but remember, we’re here to walk you through all the details.

Finally, a Hysterectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, is typically considered a last resort. It’s generally reserved for situations when other treatments haven’t worked or when there’s a high risk of endometrial cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Post-Menopausal Bleeding

At His&HerDoc, we tailor treatment based on the underlying cause of the bleeding. This could involve medication, removal of uterine polyps, endometrial ablation or resection, or, in severe cases, a hysterectomy. Our team will guide you through every step, ensuring you feel informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.

Although it’s common to feel concerned, remember that post-menopausal bleeding doesn’t automatically mean you have a serious condition. However, it’s important to have it evaluated by our healthcare professionals to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

If you notice any post-menopausal bleeding, contact us at His&HerDoc right away. We’ll arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible to evaluate your symptoms and discuss next steps.

While you can’t prevent all causes of post-menopausal bleeding, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and regular check-ups can help keep your overall health in check. Remember, we’re here to support you in all aspects of your health journey.

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