Health Tip: What Can Cause Postmenopausal Bleeding?

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(HealthDay News) -- As menopause takes place, a woman's menstrual periods frequently become irregular. Once menopause ends, there shouldn't be any bleeding at all.

If there is abnormal bleeding after menopause, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says here are possible causes:

  • Thinning of uterine lining.
  • Taking hormone therapy.
  • Having noncancerous polyps.
  • Endometrial hyperplasia, a condition characterized by excess growth of the uterine lining.
  • Endometrial cancer.

-- Diana Kohnle

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