Bleeding After Menopause

Monthly bleeding of women who have entered menopause normally has ended. Women who receive monthly hormone therapy will bleed if they are treated, and this is normal. If a year has passed since the cessation of complete bleeding and a bleeding occurred afterwards, it is called postmenopausal bleeding and is not normal. The cause of this bleeding should be investigated. Women with postmenopausal bleeding should contact their gynaecologist as soon as possible, and their causes should be investigated.

What Can Cause Postmenopausal Bleeding?

  • Hormone drugs used in menopause can cause bleeding. Your doctor should distinguish this.
  • Relationship-related bleeding may occur because of atrophy and dryness in the vagina of women entering the menopause.
  • Cervical wounds may bleed again after intercourse.
  • Excessive thinning or thickening of the intrauterine tissue (endometrium) can cause bleeding.
  • Masses such as polyp and fibroids inside the uterus may cause bleeding.
  • Cysts in the ovaries that release hormones may be the cause of postmenopausal bleeding.
  • It should be remembered that the medications used, and blood thinners may also cause bleeding during this period.

As a result, postmenopausal bleeding is not normal and is an issue that needs to be carefully investigated. If you have bleeding a year after entering the menopause, please go to your doctor. Because, like everything that is not done on time, you cannot get back the time here.

Op. Sibel Malkoç, MD

Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist

Dr. Sibel Malkoç attended many domestic and international training seminars and congresses during 25 years of specialised physician service.

Pregnancy follow-up, urinary incontinence surgery and laser treatments, genital aesthetic surgery and laser applications and vaginismus treatment are of special interest.

It serves its patients especially in surgical and laser-assisted Vagina aesthetics.