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Bleeding Post Menopause – What You Need to Know

Posted Jun 22 2012 1:35pm

Bleeding Post Menopause – What You Need to Know

Article by Dawn M. Olsen

If you have gone a year without your period or any vaginal bleeding, and then find that you are bleeding again after reaching menopause, you are most likely going to be very confused and maybe even frightened, but know that this is actually very common among women. However, keep in mind that if it has been a little less than a year since you had your last period, you cannot be post-menopausal yet. In many cases, there is a valid reason as to why you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, but when it comes to any sort of irregular bleeding, you should have it seen to by your doctor. This is especially if you have not experienced an ordinary period for more than a year. Just like many other signs that occur round about this time in ones life, post menopause vaginal bleeding can be related to issues of ones lifestyle that encourages hormonal imbalance, weight gain and emotional stress. When ever a woman has not had a single spot of vaginal bleeding from her period for twelve months or more and then gets it, whether it is for a week or just a few spots, it is considered as post menopause vaginal bleeding. This is not unusual – as it occurs in approximately 25% of menopausal women. Even though it is more likely to happen due to the hormones shifting, it can also sometimes happen due to the abdominal cells rising in the uterus -which is another explanation of post menopause vaginal bleeding. This can also be a sign of hyperplasia of the uterus or other minor abnormalities. If the situation is far worse, it could mean uterine cancer, but this is not very common with this scenario. All of these incidents can be treated but it is important to report any such incidents to your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Some of the most frequent causes of post menopause vaginal bleeding include: Emotional Stress IssuesWhen a woman finds herself bleeding after she has experienced menopause, it can very likely be from something stressful, emotional or even an unusual gush of hormones. In many places where this subject is a profession, the doctors and nurses have said that the most women patients they’ve had suffering from post menopause vaginal bleeding was right after the 9/11 attack. That is definitely due to a lot of stress and this is very common. Anything that hysterically upsets you or stresses you out can bring on this bleeding. Hormonal Imbalance This is one of the most common reasons for this type of bleeding to occur. Many women when, weaning off, changing or adding their HRT may experience this. Any woman that has preexisting increase of tissue within her uterus is likely to come across some bleeding after starting some kind of progestin or progesterone therapy, which includes the well known low dose progesterone cream. This does not go to say that it was the cream that brought on the bleeding, but it could have permitted the uterus to discard the buildup it carried. Weight LossPost menopause vaginal bleeding can also accompany major weight loss as well as a significant amount of decrease in body fat. If a woman looses a lot of weight, for whatever reason, it is possible for her to endure this type of bleeding. This is because the estrogen that is kept in the fat tissue turns out to be unconventional in the bloodstream when she loses weight. The other possibility is when the estrogen, which relies mainly on fat tissues, is decreased as the weight is lost, which results in a movement of the connection between the estrogen and the progesterone. Due to these facts, it is better to loose weight gradually, rather than all at once. In many cases, this type of bleeding is predictable, however, for the majority of bleeding scenarios that are hormonally related, keeping a healthy weight, living a healthy lifestyle and reducing stress are the main ways to try and prevent post menopause vaginal bleeding. Also, putting off a predominance of estrogen during the years before as well as after you experience menopause can be helpful to prevent this occurrence.

About the Author

Dawn M. Olsen is an Advocate for Better Women’s Health through Education, Recipe Developer, Soy Food Enthusiast and the Author of “Menopause A to Z – A Definitive Guide to Modern Menopause available online now at a http://www.menopauseatoz.com Find out more about how to deal with life post menopause .

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Dawn M. Olsen is an Advocate for Better Women’s Health through Education, Recipe Developer, Soy Food Enthusiast and the Author of “Menopause A to Z – A Definitive Guide to Modern Menopause available online now at a http://www.menopauseatoz.com Find out more about how to deal with life post menopause .












Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines
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