I though I was done with all that!
I get it. You stopped having periods and bleeding a couple of years ago and now you experience some spotting or “staining”. You’re not sure whether to call. “Maybe it’s nothing,” you tell yourself. “Maybe it’s cancer!”
Stop trying to figure it out by yourself!
The truth is that post-menopausal bleeding (PMB) is fairly common and affects one in twenty women following their menopause. The vast majority of these women do not have cancer. Often the bleeding comes from a polyp or fibroid and occasionally it comes from another conditions such as endometrial atrophy. But please don’t try and figure this out by yourself – and don’t let months and months go by before you notify your health care provider.
There are several important issues to address with PMB – the most important one being to be certain you don’t have endometrial (uterine) cancer or one of the pre-cancerous changes that can sometimes occur. After the cause of the PMB has been identified you can be offered an appropriate and (hopefully) minimally invasive treatment option.