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Postmenopausal Period.

The end of the monthly period or menstrual cycle in aged women marks menopause. The absence of a period for 12 months is indicative of menopause in perimenopausal women. Menopausal age ranges between 40 years to 50 years. Any vaginal bleeding after menopause is known as postmenopausal bleeding. Causes include vaginitis, fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, cervical polyps, uterine or ovarian cancer, etc.

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What to do if one bled heavily after 3 years of menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, This is on behalf of my partner. She is 51 and has been through the menopause. She has not had a period in 3 years. Last week, she bled quite heavy for a few days. A duty doctor told her to get a blood test done. She had the blood test done today. My partner did not tell the family histor...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Postmenopausal bleeding is the vaginal bleeding, which occurs 1 year after attaining menopause. It should be evaluated, particularly in those with a family history of carcinoma. PMP bleeding patients are at high risk of endometrial cancer. The causes of PMP bleeding ...  Read Full »

How to help my wife show interest in sex when she is in the postmenopausal period?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been denying me regular sex for three years now. I have worked on the various issues she mentioned, such as dryness (lubricant), low libido (Spanish fly), privacy (when the kids leave for school), not in the mood (limiting frequency to once or twice a week), pain (increased...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The refusal of sex is purely psychological denial. You have to try to win her mind and convince her of the need for sex in marital life. If she has any reasons for denial, such as disinterest in you or the process of sex, she should be clearly and lovingly explained ...  Read Full »

Why am I having spotting even after getting a hysterectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am spotting for the past three days. I had complete hysterectomy about 23 years ago and I am not sexually active. Why am I spotting? Should I be concerned? I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin and Lipitor.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is a postmenopausal bleeding and definitely needs a consultation. As you had a total hysterectomy, I presume it could be due to atrophic vaginitis. This can occur when your dry vagina gets torn following any kind of friction. I suggest you to stop sex for a f...  Read Full »

Is my thyroid profile normal? Kindly let me know.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old female with a history of hysterectomy twenty years before. Now, I have osteoporosis, and I do not want to take medicine after viewing all the side effects. I am having difficulty losing weight despite many diets. After searching on the web, I decided to do a hormone ...  Read Full »

Dr. Roli Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your thyroid profile is absolutely normal. Your other hormones show postmenopausal status which is normal at your age. For osteoporosis, I suggest taking calcium and vitamin D which you are already taking. You should also start with hormone therapy for the shortest d...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET(endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be started.   Read Full »

I am suffering from weakness six years after menopause. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been in menopause for 6 years now. Over three months I have been having bouts of weakness in shoulders, arms and sides of stomach. I feel very weak and strange. I do not feel dizzy. Sometimes it starts with a hot flash. Or else I will stay awake with this terrible feeling and will ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided by you. All investigations are normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) such as hemoglobin levels, non-diabetic, with normal resting EKG. So, these are not issue in your case. However, the following are the possibili...  Read Full »

I am having periods in my mid-fifties, and my USG findings are normal. Why is it so?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-fifties and I have a query regarding menopause.I am still having my periods. For this, I had consulted a doctor around two years back. She had suggested DNC because at that time I was having heavy flow but, it did not help much. After that, she had advised Mirena and I got t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. The mean age of menopause is 51 years, so periods at the age of mid-fifties are less common. The tablet Progesterone is generally safe but side-effects like mood changes, breast tenderness, breakthrough bleeding in the initial years of menopause a...  Read Full »

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