If you think you’re finally done with your periods, it can be jarring to experience bleeding once again. It’s not something you should ignore even if you might want to. Postmenopausal bleeding: causes and treatments are somethings you should learn about. While it may not be serious, it can also be a symptom of more underlying health issues.
Postmenopausal Bleeding: Causes and Treatments
The most common causes of bleeding in postmenopausal women include inflammation and thinning of the lining of your reproductive organs. Low oestrogen levels usually cause this. Thickening of the same membranes can also lead to bleeding. This can be as a result of HRT treatment or being overweight.
Polyps in your cervix or womb may cause bleeding too. These are usually non-cancerous growths. In some cases, bleeding can be a symptom of cancer.
The treatment will depend on what is causing your symptoms. In some cases, you may just need to alter the medications you are already taking, or add in an extra one, to help even out your hormone levels. In the case of polyps, they may need to be surgically removed.
If cancer is found to be the cause, then this will require a tailored treatment plan.
Finding A Doctor
If you’re experiencing postmenopausal bleeding, you should speak to a doctor. Even if it only happens once you should have a conversation about your postmenopausal bleeding causes and treatments. Your best option is to speak to a specialist. If you live in west London, you should consider making an appointment at the West London Gynaecology Clinic.
Mr Phillipe de Rosnay is an experienced consultant gynaecologist and will able to advise you on the best course of action. He can help you to get the right treatment to make sure you don’t have ongoing issues. As a gynaecological surgeon, he will be able to manage all aspects of your care no matter what the root cause is.