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What are the reasons for menstrual bleeding in senior adults?

Patricia Geraghty, NP
Women's Health
Women who have passed through menopause should not have any vaginal bleeding. Vaginal bleeding in senior adults always needs to be examined. It may come from fragile tissue in the vagina. It may be a benign growth like a polyp on the cervix or inside the uterus. A somewhat frequent cause of bleeding in this age group though is actually abnormal cells, including cancer cells, inside the uterus. Senior adults with vaginal bleeding need to contact their health care providers.

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