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    Should a small amount of bleeding in menopausal years be ignored?

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    I am a 58-year-old woman and I went through menopause a few years ago. I have noticed lately that I have had a small amount of bleeding here and there, is this normal?
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    Assoc Prof Amar Trivedi

    Gynaecologist, Obstetrician, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Ultrasound Specialist

    Having trained and worked in three different countries, Assoc. Prof. Trivedi has acquired a broad based and in-depth knowledge of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He further ... View Profile

    Any vaginal bleeding after menopause, irrespective of quantity, colour, or the frequency, is abnormal and must be investigated by a doctor. Use of HRT increases the incidence of postmenopausal bleeding fivefold. Women with PMB have a 10-15% chance of endometrial cancer. The likelihood of endometrial cancer increases with age.

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