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Old 12-06-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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Period 4 Years After Menopause?

Is it possible to have your period again 4 years after menopause?

I have been seeing blood on toilet paper for the last few days....very light to moderate and then back to very light this morning.

See my earlier post -- VERY CONCERNED...NEED ADVICE -- to see what I've been going through.

Terrified it might be cancer.

 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:49 AM   #2
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Re: Period 4 Years After Menopause?

Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding must always be brought up to a doctor. In most cases no serious problem will be found but there are times when the bleeding is the first symptom of serious disease including cancer. Your doctor should really help you with this.

Another thing to mention is there are many causes of postmenopausal bleeding, and the most common is hormone replacement therapy. Women who are taking hormone replacement therapy very often may develop bleeding because the uterine lining is very sensitive to estrogen.
Lack of estrogen, on the other hand, may cause atrophy of the lining, and in this condition, the blood vessels of the uterine lining become so fragile because of estrogen lack that they spontaneously break and then bleed.

Another reason for this could be polyps and fibroids.

Hope this helps you a little bit, take care!

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Old 12-06-2004, 06:49 AM   #3
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Re: Period 4 Years After Menopause?

I do have a very large fibroid which hasn't bothered me...only some frequent urination...so nothing has been done about it. If it is bleeding now, does that mean it turned cancerous?

I am not on HRT so that's not causing the bleeding.

Thanks for your input.

 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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Re: Period 4 Years After Menopause?

It doesnt necessarily mean its cancerous, it may just need to be removed. The good news about fibroids is that these tumors are almost always benign, they do not cause cancer. I would talk to your doctor about this as a possible cause of your bleeding and see what they think.

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Old 12-06-2004, 11:06 AM   #5
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Re: Period 4 Years After Menopause?

This exact same thing happened to my friend's mother. She had been through menopause and hadn't had a period in ten years. She started out with light bleeding then it proceeded to heavier bleeing. She had fibroids and had to have a hysterectomy.

 
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