What is postmenopausal bleeding?

Postmenopausal Bleeding
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Vaginal bleeding after menopause: Overview

Vaginal bleeding after menopause can have many causes. Causes may include cancer, infection, inflammation, prescription hormones, abnormal growths, or injury. Your doctor may want you to have more tests to find the cause of your vaginal bleeding.

How can you care for yourself when you have vaginal bleeding after menopause?

  • If your doctor gave you medicine, take it exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine.
  • You may be low in iron if you have heavy bleeding. Eat a balanced diet that is high in iron and vitamin C. Foods rich in iron include red meat, shellfish, eggs, beans, and leafy green vegetables. Talk to your doctor about if you need to take iron pills or a multivitamin.

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