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Is anything wrong if I have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

You should tell your doctor about any vaginal bleeding that is not part of menstruation. Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be a symptom of uterine cancer. Uterine cancer is especially common in women who have gone through menopause, so if you notice vaginal bleeding and no longer menstruate, tell your doctor immediately. If you catch uterine cancer early, the recovery rate is high.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a sign of a serious disease, such as cancer of the uterus, and should be checked by a doctor. Watch Dr. Oz talk about uterine cancer.


Angela T. Valle, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Vaginal bleeding after menopause could be a red flag for several conditions, from benign (noncancerous) causes to, at worst, endometrial (uterine) cancer. Menopause, technically, is the cessation of periods for a year. Once that happens, you should never have bleeding again. If you do, you should see your gynecologist to be evaluated and treated.

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