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How do doctors determine the cause of menopausal bleeding?

If you have menopausal bleeding, you should see your doctor in order to determine the cause. First, the doctor will likely ask about your symptoms and medical history. The doctor will then perform a complete physical exam. Transvaginal ultrasound is an imaging technique involving the use of sound waves to visualize your uterus and ovaries. Transvaginal means that the doctor will place the probe in your vagina. You may also need an endometrial biopsy, which takes a sample of the cells lining the uterus. A pathologist can then examine the cells using a microscope in order to determine whether you have cancer.

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