“It is important to note that women who have gone through the menopause should not have any vaginal bleeding/spotting. If this occurs, see your doctor”.1

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What may the Menopause and Bleeding After Menopause Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Abnormal Bleeding After Menopause/Postmenopause
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding After Menopause/Postmenopause
  • After Menopause Bleeding/Spotting/Vaginal Bleeding
  • Bleeding/Spotting/Vaginal Bleeding After Menopause/Postmenopause
  • Postmenopausal/Postmenopause Bleeding/Spotting/Vaginal Bleeding

Normal or Not

Is bleeding after menopause or postmenopause, normal?

No. In Bleeding After Menopause: Is It Normal? I Thought I Was In Menopause Because I Haven’t Had A Period In Three Years. But Then Last Month, I Suddenly Got My Period Again. What’s Up? I’m 50 Years Old the author elaborates on:

Menopause and Bleeding After Menopause
“Vaginal bleeding after menopause isn’t normal and should be evaluated by your doctor”.2

In How Serious Is Postmenopausal Bleeding? the North American Menopause Society also note:

“If you’re postmenopausal, you shouldn’t be bleeding. The very definition of menopause is having gone more than 12 months without a period. So if you’re still bleeding, something is wrong”.3

In Periods: Overview – Changes In Your Periods the (United Kingdom) NHS (National Health Service) note:

“Bleeding between periods, bleeding after having sex, or bleeding after the menopause needs to be checked by a doctor”.4

Health Care Provider

What if I have bleeding after menopause?

If you have bleeding after menopause, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this as soon as possible.

In Menopause: Symptoms & Causes – Symptoms: When To See A Doctor the Mayo Clinic note:

“Always seek medical advice if you have bleeding from your vagina after menopause”.5

In Heavy Bleeding: What Causes Heavy Bleeding? Intrauterine Device (IUD) the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health also encourage us to seek help:

“It is important to note that women who have gone through the menopause should not have any vaginal bleeding/spotting. If this occurs, see your doctor”.6

In Postmenopausal Bleeding the NHS elaborate on:

“See a GP if you have postmenopausal bleeding, even if:

  • It’s only happened once
  • There’s only a small amount of blood, spotting, or pink or brown discharge
  • You don’t have any other symptoms
  • You’re not sure if it’s blood”.7

Who is a GP?

DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.

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  1. Heavy Bleeding: Intrauterine Device (IUD). Last Updated: 20 March 2020 | Last Reviewed: 10 July 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/periods/heavy-bleeding Accessed: 28 July 2020
  2. Laughlin-Tommaso, S. K. Bleeding After Menopause: Is It Normal? I Thought I Was In Menopause Because I Haven’t Had A Period In Three Years. But Then Last Month, I Suddenly Got My Period Again. What’s Up? I’m 50 Years Old. 13 July 2018. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/expert-answers/bleeding-after-menopause/faq-20058396 Accessed: 28 July 2020
  3. How Serious Is Postmenopausal Bleeding? 11 October 2017. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/postmenopausal-bleeding-10-9-17.pdf Accessed: 28 July 2020
  4. Periods: Overview – Changes In Your Periods. Page Last Reviewed: 05 August 2019. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/periods/#changes-in-your-periods Accessed: 28 July 2020
  5. Menopause: Symptoms & Causes – Symptoms: When To See A Doctor. 07 August 2017. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20353397 Accessed: 28 July 2020
  6. Heavy Bleeding: What Causes Heavy Bleeding? Intrauterine Device (IUD). Last Updated: 20 March 2020 | Last Reviewed: 10 July 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/periods/heavy-bleeding Accessed: 28 July 2020
  7. Postmenopausal Bleeding. Page Last Reviewed: 31 July 2017. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-menopausal-bleeding/#when-to-get-medical-help Accessed: 28 July 2020
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