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Stopped having periods 7 yrs ago

Patient: I AM 56 YEARS OLD, STOPPED HAVING A PERIOD ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO, ABOUT A YEAR AGO FOR A BOUT A WEEK AND A HALF I HAVE HAD BLOOD WHEN I WIPE (LIKE A PERIOD) BUT TODAY I WOKE UP USED THE RESTROOM AND BIG CLOT, WITH IN MIN. I USED THE RESTROOM AGAIN TWO MORE NOT AS BIG BUT NOT SMALL, AGAIN WHEN I GO TO WORK TWO MORE, AND NOW ABOUT TWO HOUR LATER ANOTHER ONE . WHAT COULD THIS BE ?

 

 

Symptoms: JUST A LITTLE CRAMPING NOT REALLY ANYTHING

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.As mentioned that you have already achieved menopause seven years back and this is the first time that you are experiencing post-menopausal bleeding in the form of clots since last 2 weeks now. Any form of postmenopausal bleeding is to be investigated to rule out any evidence of local cervical cause of bleeding ( could be a growth or cervical cancer) and a possible uterine cause ( endometrial hyperplasia or uterine cancer). It is suggested that you should report to your physician soon for a complete examination which shall include a per speculum exam with PAP smear, bimanual per vaginal exam, hormonal profile, ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness and then a endometrial biopsy to rule out uterine cancer. Further treatment would be based on the results.I hope I have answered you query in detail.Wishing you good health.Regards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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