Is it normal to bleed during menopause?

The menstrual cycle is a reason for doubt in women, even before the first period. The problem is that many of them do not even get to the doctor's office or are even talking to friends. Why? In many cases, out of shame. The taboo related to menstruation is something that we have to leave behind. The cycle is a natural part of the woman's body, and that is why it is also a health issue that must be addressed.

Once the rule is gone, between 45 and 55 years on average, there are still many questions, and even new ones arise. One of the most common refers to the normality or not of bleeding during menopause, which is the stage in which menstrual periods permanently cease.

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Why can there be bleeding at menopause?

Some of your Causes they could be:

  • Atrophy of the endometrium (tissue that lines the inside of the uterus), due to lower levels of estrogen.
  • Presence of polyps that, in general, are benign tumors.
  • Increased thickness of the lining of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia).
  • Infections
  • Hormonal treatments.
  • Endometrial cancer, which if diagnosed in its early stages, its treatment can be very effective.

Regarding this last possible cause, there are risk factor's which is important to keep in mind. As with other types, having a family history of cancer is important. It is also to have begun to menstruate very early or enter menopause very late.

Other risk factors include advanced age, obesity, smoking, and having diabetes or high blood pressure.

>In any case, if a year or more has passed since the last rule, bleeding is not something that can be considered normal.

Therefore, if bleeding occurs after menopause, it is very important to consult a doctor, who will perform a physical examination, and a gynecological to identify the cause and propose a treatment, if necessary.

If you know someone who is in menopause, share this information with them.

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