Bleeding After Menopause

Bleeding after menopause may happen to some women. It may be because of the vagina getting dry and lost its elasticity as the estrogen level is decreasing. But it is not the normal symptom to get bleeding after menopause. Bleeding After Menopause is actually quite common and there is usually no reason to get overly worried if this happens. In most cases bleeding will occur because of the hormonal imbalance that is going on in the body, even if you are taking HRTs or natural supplements to help you manage your hormone levels. Another very important factor includes attitude and culture. We now know our thought processes have a major impact not only on our reaction to menopause, but our entire state of health and well being.

You might be getting scared because of what you've read so far. However, remember that getting informed is the best first step towards addressing a health-related issue.Just because some of the possible reasons for post menopause bleeding and other after-menopause symptoms are quite serious does not mean you automatically qualify under the "serious" condition.Typically, bleeding caused by endometrial cancer has certain characteristics. Women usually experience a watery, blood streaked flow, with the proportion of blood gradually increasing over time. This may be accompanied by pain whilst passing urine, pain in the pelvis and pain during sexual intercourse.

Post menopause vaginal bleeding can also accompany major weight loss as well as a significant amount of decrease in body fat. If a woman looses a lot of weight, for whatever reason, it is possible for her to endure this type of bleeding. Menopause can be and is an extremely difficult time in almost all women's lives. The very thought of complicating all that with an unexpected pregnancy makes even that difficult situation even worse. Vaginal infections can also sometimes cause bleeding. Other causes could be fibroids or polyps. Your doctor may need to arrange for a specialist examination and tests to be carried out. This would be done by a gynecologist, who is an expert in women's healthcare.

If the patient is suffering from excessive bleeding after menopause, then the examination of the pelvis region including vagina and cervix is a must. A Doctor will examine her by passing a small tube device through the cervix. The doctor may also ash her to take a complete scan of uterine. There are quite a few other causes of post menopausal bleeding other than those listed above
When you visit a doctor he or she will carry out tests to discover the cause of the bleeding. It is possible to get rid of this symptom however not everyone experiences it. Due to the regular hormone changes, it isn't unusual to have bleeding from time to time. Any menopause pain is generally associated with break through bleeding. When considering the real fact, you never have to undergo any special treatment to get relief from the post menopause symptoms. Healthy dieting and good procedural lifestyle will make you to stay out from post menopause.

Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the surgery that will help stop bleeding/menopause?
    I have been bleeding since Aug. 27, 2007, and also did this last year for the same amount of time. Was wondering what could be done about it? I am really getting tired and was wondering if there is something that could be done like a pill or hormones? I am 51 years old and I have no desire to have any children.

    • ANSWER:
      You can supress your periods in many ways; you can have the seasonale pill and have periods every 3 months.

      With the minipill or POP like cerazette, who is often used for brestfeeding women; you can have supression of your periods for all the time you take them.
      You can also have a supression of periods by having the mirena IUD lots of women report no period at all while having it.

      This is all I can think of, you must have a hormonal imbalance and consult your doctor, to be sure you don´t have something more serious.
      And don´t worry, I think your period will go soon by itself.

      Good luck! ;D

    What could bleeding after menopause mean?
    My grandmother is 55 and has some heart conditions. She has been menopausal for 11 years, and for the past two weeks she has been bleeding vaginally. She has an appointment at St. Joseph's hospital for December [they're that booked]. I'm still worried though. What could this mean?

    I think the nurse on the phone said it could be ovarian cancer, but is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      check this out

    If you expirience six months ago bleeding in menopause and you never had it before?
    Is it that early stages of endometrial cancer I started the first bleeding six months ago and on the pap smear was normal. Any doctors that know about this

    • ANSWER:
      If you bleed after the menopause then it needs to be checked out by a doctor as it isn't normal and can mean you have something wrong in there.

      It also can mean absolutely nothing and you could be entirely healthy.

      The only way to no is to let a doctor examine you and do the appropriate tests to find out.

      No doctor can tell you over the internet whether you have early stage endometrial cancer without examining you. No doctor would do that.

      Smear tests are to detect cervical cancer not endometrial cancer so your smear would have no bearing on the issue you are worried about.

      Arrange an appointment with your doctor to put your mind at ease. 6 months is a long time to worry for and it may be nothing.

    How to cure or what to take when one suffers of severe Hipermenorrea - severe bleeding due to menopause?
    My mom has severe/abundant bleeding an I am extremely worried! We can't even go out to the mall without having an accident, what can I give her or buy her over the counter!!! Please HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Urinary incontinence pads-like Poise brand may helps-these are thick pads-or, if just at home, adult diapers may helps-I'm not trying to make jokes, but, it may be easier to use the adult urinary undergarments at home, and use thick pads when out.
      When losing lots of blood, an iron supplement will help prevent anemia and fatigue. Eating leafy green vegetables will also.
      Also-go to the doctor with your mom-obgyn asap. If she cannot stand up or walk well or is not responsive, call 911.
      If symptoms change or get worse call 911. Go to the ER with her if you think it is worsening.
      Hope things work out.

    How serious is post menopausal bleeding?
    Someone close to me just started bleeding 4 years after menopause. I know this isn't normal, but has anyone known anyone who has experienced this before? I know it can be a sign of cancer, but hopefully since the symptoms just started it can be cureable.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi kristen,

      I very much doubt that this is menstrual bleeding, I suggest that she does not use any form of intermal tampon and gets to a doctor ASAP.

      Of course I do not know the severity but I am assuming she is losing quite a lot. Either way she definitely needs to get it seen to.

      Love Mel,X

    Are the symptoms if endometrial cancer bleeding in menopause?
    I been experiencing bleeding and also some vagina discharge with lower abdominal pain are this the symptoms of endometrial cancer. Any doctors

    • ANSWER:
      Bleeding after menopause is the most common sign of cervical or uterine cancer.

    Menstruation with heavy bleeding nausea and pain?
    44 yrs old and 2 years ago started bleeding heavily with periods. Now I have nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, severe cramping and a sense of doom. Starts 2-3 days before period and goes away about the 2nd day of bleeding. Would like natural remedies, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I'm 17 and surprisingly enough I have the quite the same. It's almost like I get the flu before I start my period. I have read online that some women, before they begin menopause will actually experience heightened severity in their symptoms, but it does go away. It most likely means either A.) You're actually sick, and need to be checked out or B.) Menopause is coming your way. A great place for information is webmd or talk to your doctor I'm sure they can help you. As far as solving the diarrhea and others on their own, simply take Pepto-Bismol, it's what I do and the dizziness goes away too. (Dizziness is linked to diarrhea). If cramping is too severe take Extra Strength Excedrin or Midol. I really hope this helps! =]

    How to reduce bleeding during menstrual cycle?
    I'm about 50 and I have heavy menstrual bleeding. What should I do to reduce the bleeding?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing you can do. It has to come out. Don't worry. It won't be long before you go into menopause.

    Do you think it's late six months after doing a pap smear and pelvic exam?
    If everything came out normal but if you still had abnormal bleeding in menopause and you waited after six months and if you have endometrial cancer could the cancer has spread to the cervix right now any doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      No, I dont think it's late six months after doing a pap smear and pelvic exam...

    How dangerous is using Hormone Replacement to stop abnormal menopausal bleeding? ?
    My girlfriend is 47, and is probably going through menopause, but I understand using Hormones can cause a person to have to take blood thinners possibly the rest of their life, among other side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      Not very dangerous, frankly. HRT has gotten a bad rap because it's slightly risky. But it also has benefits. So it's a cost/benefit analysis. It's often quite worth it for some women who are having a lot of menopause problems. I've not heard of women using HRT going on blood thinners. If the person has a clotting problem, they shouldn't be on HRT. But here's something important: oral estrogen does raise your risk of blood clots. But non-oral estrogen does NOT raise risk, so if blood clotting is a concern, then the person taking the HRT should think about using an estrogen patch instead.

    when you start the menopause do your periods lessen?
    i am nearly 50 and my periods are now coming every two weeks, is it the start of the menopause? i thought u would have less periods?

    • ANSWER:
      You're probably in perimenopause

      For some women, periods lighten and decrease; for others it's just the opposite.

      If your bleeding is abnormally heavy, you may want to see your physician. Some doctors will do a blood FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) test to determine your hormone levels.

      Menstruation is a delicate balance, requiring your hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovaries to send signals to each other via hormones. In perimenopause, these signals aren't sent correctly and can result in menstrual irregularities.

    Natural ways to reduce extremely heavy menstrual bleeding?
    My mother had uterine fibroid tumors, and I think I may have them, too. I am bleeding extremely heavily, enough to soak a tampon within half an hour. I have made a doctor's appointment, but they cannot see for a month.

    Are there natural ways to reduce this bleeding? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Menustrational Complaints (You must read it carefully) these are 100% cures which cure without any side effects or complications :-

      Dark, clotted; copious or scanty menses, during day time only; 1st menses delayed and painful; intermittent and irregular; changing moods; likes open air Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; copious; during night on lying down; frequently; intermittent; painful Kreosote 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses dark; acrid, excoriating,during night only, after lying down Bovista 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Copious and dark; worse after injury Hamamellis 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Dark, clotted, painful and frequent, due to displaced uterus; during night only Trillium p.Q or 6X, 3 hourly

      Copious; gushing and frequent; worse after exertion; every 2 weeks or every few days;lasting for a week or more Medorrhinum 200 or 1M monthly (3)

      Copious, offensive, clotted and painful,due to uterine fibroid; difficult to wash Platina 200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses bright red, copious, clotted, painful and frequent; worse during menopause; walking ameliorates; history of abortion Sabina 30 or 200 6 hourly

      Menses bright red, mingled with dark clots; offensive Belladonna 30, 4 hourly

      Mense bright red; gushing; nausea or vomiting, clean tongue Ipecac 30, 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; copious and frequent Millefolium Q or 30 4 hourly

      Menses bright red; vicarious; patient desires icy cold water Phosphorus 30 or 200, 4 hourly(3)

      Menses acrid; excoriating;copious after miscarriage; frequent; intermittent China 6 or 30, 4 hourly

      Menses copious; continues upto next period; dark and clotted; irregular Secale Cor 30 4 hourly

      Menses profuse and early; copious with dark clots and abdominal distention Nux vomica 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Early and excessive; bright red, long lasting with headache; copious; worse after exertion; early in young girls lasting for long; late in adults Calc-phos 12X or 30, 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; lasting a week or more,frequent, every 2 weeks; intermittent Sulphur 200 or 1M, 4 hourly (3)

      Amenorrhoea; dark clotted blood; copious, frequent, delayed; first menses delayed; exhausting; pale, thin blood Ferrum met.3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Irregular; painful, delayed or frequent; worse after exertion Sepia 30 or 200, 3 hourly (3)

      Early; profuse and frequent; every 2 weeks; during lactation; lasting a week or more; returns after excitement; suppressed after working in water or becoming wet Calcarea carb.200 or 1M, 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious, frequent,dark, intermittent and irregular; during day time only; offensive, painful and thick Lilium tig.30 or 200, 4 hourly (3)

      Menstrual flow suppressed after fright or shock; in plethoric young girls; menses profuse with nose bleed; late; marked fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200, 3 hourly

      Menses frequent and copious; offensive; passive bleeding Helonias Q or 6, 4 hourly

      All complaints better during menstruation; copious or scanty; painful for very short period only; dark, lumpy and black Lachesis 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Copious; worse after injury or coition; bruised pains Arnica 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses copious; late or suppressed; worse while sitting; feels better after flow starts Zincum met.30 or 200, 3 hourly(3)

      Dark, clotted, stringy, offensive, painful and frequent; worse from least movements Crocus sat.Q or 6X, 4 hourly

      Delayed; specially first menses; irregular,painful,pale and scanty; stools constipated Graphites 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)

      Delayed and painful; flow aggravates the complaints; neuralgic, rheumatic pain;scanty or suppressed due to emotions or fever Actaea race.30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Delayed, scanty,stopped due to cold; putting hands in cold water, due to cold; breast becomes enlarged, sore and painful during menstrual cycle Conium mac.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Delayed or stopped; by putting hands in cold water; suppressed after drinking milk Lac-def.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early or delayed; exhausting,scanty or profuse; stools hard and constipated; haemorrhage between periods Thlaspi b-p.Q or 6 4 hourly

      Copious; alternate periods more profuse; frequent and painful;very slight (1st day only), 2nd day with vomiting; mentrual colic with large clots Cyclamen 30 4 hourly

      Painful and scanty;increases while sitting and less while walking Alumina 30 or 0/5 4 hourly

      Menses with neuralgic pain; dysmenorrhoea with pains flying to other parts of the body Caulophyllum 30 or 200 4 hourly (3)

      Early, dark and stringy with neuralgic pain; better after flow starts; menstrual colic; membranous dysmenorrhoea Magnesia phos.12X or 30 3 hourly

      menses lasts for long; thick and dark; irregular Nux mosch.200 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; menses returns after over exertion; long walk, passing hard stools etc; discharge of blood between periods Ambra gr.200 3 hourly (3)

      Painful; only for one day or one hour; late and scanty; amenorrhoea with opthalmia Euphrasia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Menses appear only for one day; scanty, pain in small of back and stomach during menstruation Baryta carb.200 4 hourly (3)

      Clotted,stringy, passive and bright red; profuse after miscarriage; worse after slightest provocation Ustilago Q or 6 4 hourly

      Early and profuse; suppressed after bathing in river or swimming pool; tongue thickly whitish coated Antim-crud.200 4 hourly (3)

      Suppressed with colic; better bending double and by pressure Colocynth 200 3 hourly (3)

      Acrid,early, profuse and prolonged; suppressed after getting feet wet Rhus tox.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Early and profuse; epistaxis instead of menses; worse by motion Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly

      Totally exhausted during menstruation, can hardly speak; lasting for long, though not profuse Carbo an.200 3 hourly(3)

      Menses early or late; scanty or profuse; pain with soreness about genitals; pain from back passes down through left labium Kali carb.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Gushing; exhausting with colic as from sharp stones rubbing together; irregular and painful Cocculus ind.30 or 200 4 hourly

      Scanty; early or delayed; clots of black blood; menstrual flow aggravates all the complaints Thuja oc.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent; early or delayed during day time only; no menses at night; scanty and offensive Causticum 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Frequent and gushing; membranous; painful and stringy; breasts swollen and painful before menses and better afterwards; excessive menstruation; discharge of bloody mucous after menses at the time of new moon Lac-can.200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Menses during lactation period; while nursing the child Silicea 200 or 1M 3 hourly (3)

      Membranous; early and profuse, with griping in abdomen; nausea and pain in stomach extending to small of back Borax 30 4 hourly

      Early with thick and strong odour; offensive; premature and too copious Carbo Veg.30 or 200 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Menses offensive; vicarious; mammae swollen and painful Psorinum 200 or 1M, monthly (3)

      Menses painful; suppressed; colic before the appearance of discharge Verat Vir 30X or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Dysmenorrhoea; menses usually delayed Pneumococcus 30X or 200, 3 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      For more information on Homeopathy and women's problems please look up under the appropriate header :-

      I hope and pray that the provided information proves helpful to you.

      Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless.

    What age does the menopause start for a women? My period hasn't stopped for 2 months?
    im 50 years old, and i am getting irregular periods. My period hasn't stopped for 2 months. its been on off and on off. is this regular? is this a sign of periods for me about to end permanently for my entire life? is this a menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a doctor. You're probably bleeding either due to a problem, or else you are perimenopausal. This is the time before menopause when you have irregular hormones and irregular periods as your ovaries sputter and stop working. Average age of menopause is 51, so you're likely right on target. Yet you ALWAYS have to get something checked out when you have weird bleeding like that.

    What could post coital bleeding be caused by?
    I have had postcoital bleeding a few times in the last month, I am currently trying to concieve and am worried about this. A pap smear revealed no abnormal cells on my cervix, the only thing the doctor said was that my cervix looked inflamed and bled after the smear. I dont have an appointment with the gyno until November so was wondering if any of you out there had anything like this and what did it turn out to be?

    • ANSWER:
      # Cervical dysplasia: Cervical dysplasia is precancerous changes of the epithelial cells that line the cervix. Risk increases with multiple sexual partners, sex before age 18, childbirth before age 16, or a past history of STDs. Treatment is usually cryosurgery or conisation.

      # Chlamydia: A bacterial infection that is usually transmitted through sexual activity or contact with semen, vaginal fluid, or blood.

      # Gonorrhea: A usually sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria.# Several pharmaceutical treatments are available.

      # Vaginitis or Cervicitis: Inflammation or swelling and infection of the vagina or cervix. Treatment depends on the cause.

      # Cervical polyps: Cervical polyps are smooth, red or purple, finger-like growths that grow out of the mucuos layer of the cervix or the cervical canal. Cervical polyps are extremely fragile, extending out of the cervix, and easily and painlessly removed.

      # Trichomoniasis: A usually sexually transmitted disease caused by protozoan. Can also be passed to newborns during vaginal birth by infected mothers. Although rare, transmission is also possible in tap water, hot tubs, urine, on toilet seats, and in swimming pools. May cause vaginitis.

      # Vaginal Yeast Infection: An overgrowth of the normal fungi that inhabits the vaginal area. Common symptoms include itching, burning, and an odorless, white, cheese-like discharge.

      # Endometritis or adenomyosis: Endometritis is defined by Dorland's Medical Dictionary, 27th Edition as an inflammation of the endometrium (the innermost layer of the uterus). Both conditions are associated with endometriosis. Adenomysis is when endometrial tissue attaches itself to the uterus, or another organ such as the ovaries, and grows outside of the uterus.

      # Uterine polyps: Uterine polyps occur when the endometrium overgrows causing these protrusions into the uterus. It is extremely rare for these growths to grow in a way that is either benign or malignant. Women with uterine polyps frequently experience bleeding between periods (metrorrhagia), other symptoms includes vaginal bleeding after sex, spotting, menorrhagia, bleeding after menopause, and breakthrough bleeding during hormone therapy. Hysteroscopic-guided curettage is the prefered treatment, since the normal D&C is basically an unguided procedure that may miss many of the uterine polyps.

      # Fibroid tumors: Uterine fibroid tumors are usually benign tumors. They are solid masses made of fibrous tissue. Fibroid tumors are rarely malignant. Symptoms of fibroid tumors vary among women, with some women never experiencing any symptoms at all. Women who can wait until menopause will see their fibroids shrink and disappear once their bodies stop producing estrogen. It's important that women with fibroids make sure they never take estrogen, in any form including birth control pills, since estrogen increases fibroid growth. Several treatments are currently available for uterine fibroid tumors from myomectomy and uterine artery embolization to the traditional hysterectomy.

    My wife will be going through menopause soon what should I expect?
    Because of Cancer treatment and a hysterectomy after that my wife will be going through menopause, pretty soon. The cancer treatment gave me a preview but the hysterectomy will be the full on thing. What should I expect? How can I be supportive?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause typically occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55 year old. Symptoms include irregular periods, heavy bleeding, hot flashes, disrupted sleep, headaches, dry eyes, vaginal changes (dryness), hair loss, weight gain and a loss of interest in sex. Someone women may also experience extreme emotional distress. Some women also have short term memory loss, lack of focus and irritability. Some women describe feelings of “fuzzy thinking” and the inability to multi-task. Some also experience increased feelings of anxiety, fatigue and depression. Also, women should be cautious of extreme or drastic mood swings.

    Is a non stop light to medium flow a sign of menopause?
    I am 47 years old, and have always had periods that lasted no longer then 3 days. Now I've been bleeding for about 2 weeks straight.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is peri-menopause. I had it too and it ended up finally becoming hemorrhaging to the point of transfusions. I ended up getting a hysterectomy but keeping my ovaries and cervix. It was a very good decision. I'm not saying that it will go that way for you. But if you are bleeding non stop your dr may be able to help and you could be getting anemic if you lose too much blood. Call your doctor.

    Why is my girlfriend not bleeding very much on her period?
    She says she normally bleeds a lot, but this time around there's very little blood. Is it possible she's pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbance, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, etc.
      Menses is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges,etc., etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, etc.
      A woman is an embodiment of Goddess, Durga/Parvathi/Laxmi, given to the mankind in the form of a mother [to her children] and or as a wife [to her Husband].
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In Ur case, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days. Ur/Her [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur/her wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle.Massage on all these points for 2 minutes daily morning & evening.

      Acupressure & Natural Remedies solved many problem of irregular Menses.

    I had the Novasure procedure several years ago, why am I bleeding after sex?
    I haven't been sexually active for long time. I recently started having sex again, however, I sometimes start bleeding after sex. Today it is a little bit heavier, but it's usually quite light. Is this because the lining was burned out by the Novasure and it is thin? Is it from just not having sex? I know that I can become pregnant, but I am 47, very overweight, and had the Novasure. Do you think I can still get pregnant? Has anyone became pregnant after Novasure?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG girls are always bleeding, anyways to answer your question these are the top 10 reasons for vaginal bleeding
      # Cervical dysplasia:Cervical dysplasia is precancerous changes of the epithelial cells that line the cervix. Risk increases with multiple sexual partners, sex before age 18, childbirth before age 16, or a past history of STDs. Treatment is usually cryosurgery or conisation.

      # Chlamydia: A bacterial infection that is usually transmitted through sexual activity or contact with semen, vaginal fluid, or blood.

      # Gonorrhea: A usually sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria. Several pharmaceutical treatments are available.

      # Vaginitis or Cervicitis: Inflammation or swelling and infection of the vagina or cervix. Treatment depends on the cause.

      # Cervical polyps: Cervical polyps are smooth, red or purple, finger-like growths that grow out of the mucus layer of the cervix or the cervical canal. Cervical polyps are extremely fragile, extending out of the cervix, and easily and painlessly removed.

      # Trichomoniasis: A usually sexually transmitted disease caused by protozoan. Can also be passed to newborns during vaginal birth by infected mothers. Although rare, transmission is also possible in tap water, hot tubs, urine, on toilet seats, and in swimming pools. May cause vaginitis.

      # Vaginal yeast infection: An overgrowth of the normal fungi that inhabits the vaginal area. Common symptoms include itching, burning, and an odorless, white, cheese-like discharge.

      # Endometritis or adenomyosis: Endometritis is defined by Dorland's Medical Dictionary, 27th Edition as an inflammation of the endometrium (the innermost layer of the uterus). Both conditions are associated with endometriosis. Adenomysis is when endometrial tissue attaches itself to the uterus, or another organ such as the ovaries, and grows outside of the uterus.

      # Uterine polyps: Uterine polyps occur when the endometrium overgrows causing these protrusions into the uterus. It is extremely rare for these growths to grow in a way that is either benign or malignant. Women with uterine polyps frequently experience bleeding between periods (metrorrhagia), other symptoms includes vaginal bleeding after sex, spotting, menorrhagia, bleeding after menopause, and breakthrough bleeding during hormone therapy. Hysteroscopic-guided curettage is the preferred treatment, since the normal D&C is basically an unguided procedure that may miss many of the uterine polyps.

      # Fibroid tumors: Uterine fibroid tumors are usually benign tumors. They are solid masses made of fibrous tissue. Fibroid tumors are rarely malignant. Symptoms of fibroid tumors vary among women, with some women never experiencing any symptoms at all. Women who can wait until menopause will see their fibroids shrink and disappear once their bodies stop producing estrogen. It's important that women with fibroids make sure they never take estrogen, in any form including birth control pills, since estrogen increases fibroid growth. Several treatments are currently available for uterine fibroid tumors from myomectomy and uterine artery embolization to the traditional hysterectomy.

    what would you do with three 5cm fibroids causing pain, bloating and bleeding? what to see if they grow?
    Or have a hysterectomy. I have about 12 to 15 years before menopause and am done childbearing.

    • ANSWER:
      Then what are you waiting for? Get that stuff taken out and quit worrying about it all the time!

    Why would I be bleeding a couple days after sex?
    I've been on birth control for over a year and half and my period ended over a week ago. I had sex with my bf Friday night and yesterday before I went to work, I found blood on my underwear and I'm still bleeding as if it's a regular period. I'm on week 2 of this month's pills and I've never had this happen before. My periods have been regular from month to month. What does this exactly mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Tifa, here is a few reasons I found on line for you. I hope this helps you to get your answers. Take care.

      Vaginal bleeding after sex means bleeding during sex or just after having sexual intercourse, when you're not menstruating or don't expect to be menstruating. Vaginal bleeding after sex most commonly develops in women between the ages of 20 and 40.

      Your cervix — the narrow, lower end of your uterus — is usually the source of vaginal bleeding brought on by sex, especially before menopause. Even if you have a healthy cervix, enough friction during sexual intercourse can cause bleeding. Inflammation of the cervix or some other abnormality can also result in bleeding.

      In most cases, vaginal bleeding after sex is the result of harmless cervical changes, many of which don't require treatment.

      Vaginal bleeding after sex may also result from:

      Cervical cancerCervical dysplasia: Is it cancer?CervicitisFriction during sexual intercourse
      Hormone replacement therapy: Cause of vaginal bleeding?Inadequate lubrication or foreplay
      Injury to the uterine lining (endometrium) during intercourse, especially in women taking oral contraceptives
      Normal uterine bleeding, if you're just beginning your period or if it has just ended
      Vaginal atrophyVaginal drynessVaginitis

    Is a small vaginal bleed a cause for concern in the 70+ age group?
    After showering I found a small sign of blood on my towel this morning. The menopause was over 30 years ago. Is this a cause for concern?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but any vaginal bleeding is an indication of a problem with your plumbing. It may or may not be serious but you should get this seen by your GP as soon as possible, even if it appears to have stopped. They'll have seen this sort of thing many times before so don't be shy.

    Will I go through early menopause if I get one ovary removed?
    I recently found out that I have a huge ovarian cyst on my left side and that I am going to need surgery ASAP! My gynecologist wants to remove the whole ovary because there is a very small chance that it could be malignant. Is there any possibility that it would cause me to go into early menopause if I keep the right ovary?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Jesus_is.., So sorry for your Medical condition and hope you will feel better soon. that said as to your question Your doctor may conduct an ovary removal, or oophorectomy, as part of a hysterectomy or if you have an abnormal growth. This surgery is often performed by laparoscopy so you can go home the same day or the following day.An oophorectomy is the removal of one or both your ovaries (female reproductive structure responsible for producing eggs and generating hormones). When one ovary is removed, the procedure is called a unilateral oophorectomy, and when both ovaries...Surgical menopause is the removal of a woman's ovaries during surgery. Only the ovaries may be removed, or the woman may have a partial or total hysterectomy. Removing the uterus and fallopian tubes will not cause surgical menopause, only the...If only one ovary is removed, the woman will not go through surgical menopause because there is still another ovary producing hormones.Know Who Needs Surgical Menopause, Women who have ovarian cancer may have their ovaries removed during surgery. Women who suffer from painful fibroid tumors may also opt to have the ovaries surgically removed. Some women who are genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer opt to have their ovaries removed, especially if their sisters or mother have developed breast or ovarian cancer. Mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a high risk for breast or ovarian cancer. If there is a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer, get genetic testing to find out if you have the mutation.All surgeries have risks that are serious considerations for you. Excessive blood loss, infection and complications from anesthesia are just some of the risks of all surgery. Other complications for removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy) include unintentional injury to other internal organs during surgery and intestinal blockages.Predicting Hot Flashes, Yes! You will have all the symptoms of natural menopause after surgery to remove the ovaries. You may experience one or all of these symptoms immediately after surgery including hot flashes, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, night sweats, vaginal dryness, diminished sex drive and fatigue, unless you start on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) right away. HRT can be in the form of a pill, gel or a patch prescribed in the lowest possible dosage,Understand Hormone Replacement Therapy ,Estrogen Therapy alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer, so most women are given a combination of estrogen and progestin, called Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Hormone Therapy. If you've had a total hysterectomy and the uterus has been removed, you no longer have to worry about uterine cancer. Progestin protects the uterus from cancer, which is why it's combined with estrogen to provide protection against cancer in HRT. Most doctors agree that women should remain on HRT for no more than 5 years. Side effects of HRT can include headaches and breast pain. Some women temporarily gain water weight. More serious side effects of HRT include bleeding, cancer, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Go for regular check ups while you're on HRT, and contact your doctor if you experience any unusual side effects. I hope all these information helped you with more knowledge which will take you from Zero to hero. Good luck best wishes hope you get better soon. Sorry for your problems but you will get better dear hope for the best.

    Why am I still bleeding after my period?
    My period finished a few days ago, and this has never happended before. I am in a sexual relationship and 17, so I am certainly not old enough to be in a menopause stage. I also just recently went on the contraceptive pill. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      It's called "spotting" and it is not uncommon. As you grow older your body will continue to adjust, your periods will become lighter, heavier, longer, and shorter. I went from 7 days to 4 days, then 10 days, then back to 5. After a couple of months on the pill you will become very regular. If you are stressing over this, call your doctor's office and talk to the nurse about it.

    how can you tell the difference from bipolar and menopause?
    my mother has always been a bit pissed off. I need to find out if it's menopause or bipolar disease. if bipolar, how would you get your mother to get checked out by a psychiatrist?

    • ANSWER:
      Bipolar Illness
      Bipolar Disorder: Mania and Mixed Episodes
      Bipolar disorder is an illness bipolar illness of severe mood swings. It is also called manic depression. If you have this bipolar illness illness, you may have periods of severe high or low moods. These periods may impact your day-to-day functioning.

      The high moods are called acute mania. They can make you feel restless, grouchy, or very happy. The low moods are called depression. They can make you feel very sad.

      Some people can have a mixed state. That’s when you have acute mania and depression at the same time.

      Both women and men get bipolar disorder in equal numbers. The disease is usually first seen in adults 18 and older.

      Technically, menopause is the stopping of periods or menses. The average age is 52; however, a woman’s menopause can occur at any point between her 30’s and her 60’s. This time in a woman’s life can be dramatic or quite simple — it is different for each woman — but every woman does stop having periods. Some people call it adolescence in reverse — a rocky time of fluctuating hormones and emotions. Perimenopause is usually the two to five years beforehand, but sometimes women have symptoms for 10–15 years before stopping their periods. When symptoms arise at a young age it is commonly called early menopause.

      Menopause symptoms can range from mild hot spells at night to constant dripping sweats all day and night. Some women spot for a few months, others bleed heavily for years. These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances and changes — not necessarily estrogen loss. They are also related to diet, lifestyle and genetic factors. Many menopausal women seek forms of menopause treatment that do not work and create even greater hormone imbalance.

      i hope this helps

    How can I tell if my back pain is from depression or from menopause?
    I have always been depressed. I take an antidepressant, Effexor XR. Antidepressants cause me to gain weight. I don't want to have the dose upped if this pain is from menopause.

    Any suggestions? thanks...female 48.

    • ANSWER:
      Women may have different signs or symptoms at menopause.

      •Irregularity in periods: Irregularity in periods is one of the earliest changes that a woman may notice. Periods around menopause can last shorter or longer; bleeding can be less or more To make sure there isn’t a problem, see your doctor if:
      · Your periods come very close together
      · You have heavy bleeding
      · You have spotting
      · Your periods last more than a week

      •Hot flashes: A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat in the upper part or all of your body. Your face and neck become flushed. Red blotches may appear on your chest, back, and arms. Heavy sweating and cold shivering can follow. Flashes can be very mild or strong enough to wake you from your sleep (called night sweats). Most hot flashes last between 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
      •Problems with your vagina and bladder: Changing estrogen levels can cause your genital area to get drier and thinner. This could make sexual intercourse uncomfortable. Or, you could have more vaginal or urinary infections. Some women find it hard to hold their urine long enough to get to the bathroom. Sometimes urine leaks during exercise, sneezing, coughing, laughing, or running.
      •Sleep: Around midlife, some women start having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Maybe you can’t fall asleep easily, or you wake too early.
      •Sex: You may find that your feelings about sex are changing. You could be less interested. Or, you could feel freer and sexier after menopause.
      •Mood swings: Though the reasons for this are not clear yet, but you might find yourself more moody or irritable around the time of menopause.
      Other Issues
      •Osteoporosis: Estrogen helps control bone loss, and losing estrogen around the time of menopause causes women to lose more bone than is replaced. In time, bones can become weak and break easily. This condition is called osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor to see if you should have a bone density test to find out if you are at risk. Your doctor can also suggest ways to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
      •Heart disease: After menopause, women are more likely to have heart disease. Changes in estrogen levels may be part of the cause. As you age, you may gain weight and develop other problems, like high blood pressure. These could put you at greater risk for heart disease. Talk to your health care provider to find out what you should do to protect your heart.

    Bleeding on the pill during sex, worried about having my first smear test?
    I've been bleeding lately during sex, I've been on the same pill for nearly 5 year's. I know its stupid but im really scared about having a smear test. My sisters and mum all had irregular results. None of them ended up being anything major, but my Grandma recently died of ovarian cancer. Whats the test like, what should i expect?

    • ANSWER:
      Bleeding during or after sex is not considered normal and therefore should be evaluated at all times. The only time bleeding during or after sex is considered normal in some cases is if you are having sexual intercourse for the first time.

      Some causes of vaginal bleeding after sex, such as vaginal dryness after menopause or in some cases by the use of certain types of birth control pills are not serious and may be easily treated.

      However, in some cases, vaginal bleeding after sex can be a sign of a serious underlying problem, including:

      * Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis).
      * Sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.
      * Cervical polyps.
      * Cervical ectropion, a condition in which the cervical tissue is more susceptible to abrasion.
      * Endometriosis or ovarian cysts.
      * Pelvic inflammatory disease.
      * Uterine fibroids.
      * Cancer of the cervix, uterus or vagina.

      If you continue to experience bleeding during or after sex, I would recommend that you consult with your doctor/gynaecologist to see what they think could be causing this.

      Good luck :)

    is marina IUD recommended for heavily bleeding women of age 50 yrs as means to control the bleeding ?
    The heavy bleeding is due to fibroids and has been going on for a year now. The Dr suggested marina to control clotting and reduce bleeding.

    • ANSWER:
      "The Mirena coil has been used to help with heavy bleeding and pain associated with fibroids. The mirena coil (Levonorgestrel releasing device) has to be inserted through the vagina rather than orally as it has a physical & hormonal function.

      By being placed directly into the womb, the hormones get directly to the area where it is intended to work.

      The mirena coil was originally just a method of contraception, that was meant to prevent embryo implantation in the womb, without the need to take a pill orally, hence its shape & where its positioned.

      Some studies recently showed that one of the side-effects was fibroids reducing in some women with fibroids & a consequent reduction in some cases of heavy bleeding

      Because of the dual-function its clearly not an option for women in the middle of trying to conceive. It also isn't necessarily recommended for women with large fibroids in the womb cavity which distorts its shape as the coil may get caught up in it."

      This webpage says it can be used to counter heavy bleeding in menopausal women, which would seem to indicate it's fine for a 50-year-old woman: "Mirena is currently the most effective non-surgical way of dealing with excessive vaginal bleeding."

      When it's first inserted, it may cause cramping and bleeding, but that should subside after a few days or weeks. It can also cause weight gain, mood changes, and lower libido. Over time, though, it should cut down on your bleeding and cramping. If you try it, and you can't stand it, IUD removal is usually a simple process.

      Good luck to you!

    how long does the menopause genrally last?
    My mum has had a very irregular period for the past 3 years.
    She describes it as bleeding for say 2 days, then nothing for a day or so then again.
    This is a constant thing, not just once every month.
    She has had a smear test and its clear. What could be wrong?
    She is 51.

    • ANSWER:
      A woman is menopausal after her periods have stopped for one year. Menopause typically occurs in a woman's late forties to early fifties. More information and remedies at

    Why do I have pain and bleed after intercourse?
    I don't have different partners, I am married. In the past 6 months I have been experiencing pain during intercourse and a light period of about a day afterward. I have gone to the doctor everything came back normal. I don't know what is going on if everything is okay then why do I feel pain and bleed?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are too young for menopause, go back to the doctor and insist he/she get to the bottom of this - it could be vaginitis or another form of inflammation. It needs to be treated so you're not suffering like this. If this doctor is unable to diagnose the problem, find another gyno for another opinion. Good luck

    Is it possible to bleed from your vagina everyday?
    I've been on my period for awhile now and im not sure if iits even considered a period when it continuously bleeds. Cause aren't they supposed to last onyl 3days to a week max?

    • ANSWER:
      you need to go to the dr. and get checked out, it could be abnormal uterine bleeding or inbalance hormonal changes due to your new pills. Also when you are close to menopause this may also happen, but you didnt say your age so i have no way to tell. good luck

    Should I be worried about my irregular bleeding?
    I've been on Yaz for over a year now. This is the first month I have had irregular bleeding between periods. It's the 8th day now and the color has gone from a deep red to a brownish black now. I thought things were getting better but I've noticed that when I have sex the color deepens to a red again. Should I be worried? When is bleeding too much bleeding? I am having my annual this Friday. But I want answers sooner.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't be worried. Discuss it with your doctor, they'll probably switch you to a different type of birth control. I began to have irregular heavy bleeding on the birth control I was taking. When I called a nurse she said that its not an emergency unless you're soaking a pad/tampon an hour. So I would say don't worry about it until you see the doctor. If anything is wrong they'll be able to tell. If you really want to know for sure sooner they have on call gyns at urgent care facilities like patient first. But they may not be as big of a help as a Doctor who better knows your history. You may have also just gotten your period early which could be attributed to a ton of things that aren't at all serious. For example my mom and I always got our period around the same time every month and when my mom started going through menopause my whole cycle got messed up.

    Id you get pregnant while on the birth control pill will the withdrawl bleeding stop?
    Will withdrawl bleeding stop if you get pregnant while taking birthcontrol pills, or will you still have withdrawl bleeding till you stop the pill?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not exactly sure I know what "withdrawal" bleeding is, but I am going to assume you mean it is the period that you get when you are taking the placebo pills in a 28 day pack of oral contraceptives. When a woman gets pregnant while taking birth control pills it varies from woman to woman as to what happens. Some women miss an expected period while others have bleeding but it varies in some way such as comes later than usual or is lighter than usual. In some cases, though, a woman who gets pregnant while taking birth control pills may have one or more periods that seem normal in every way. In my own personal case, I conceived unknowingly while reliably taking birth control pills (Ortho Tri-Cyclen). I did not know I was pregnant and had what seemed like normal periods. The pregnancy was discovered at my yearly physical. An ultrasound shockingly showed I was already 17 weeks along and I had no idea I was pregnant. In that time frame, between when I most likely conceived and when the pregnancy was discovered, I had 2 normal periods. These came at the expected time, lasted the usual length of time, and consisted of the usual amount of bleeding. The period I had just before I went in for my physical came at the usual time, but was slightly shorter and lighter than usual. When I talked to my doctor about this she initially thought I may be in the beginning of premenopause as I was 38 years old and early menopause runs in my family. We were all pretty surprised when that wasn't the case at all. So, what happens with your monthly bleeding if you get pregnant while taking birth control pills is going to vary considerably from skipping a period to having one that seems normal.

    What does zoloft do and what are side effects?
    My grandmother is going through menopause. She cant control her mood swings and is prescribed zoloft. She wants to know the side effects to taking zoloft.

    • ANSWER:
      Zoloft is SERTRALINE (SER tra leen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-trauma stress, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) or social anxiety.

      What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

      Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
      •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
      •black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
      •fast, irregular heartbeat
      •feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
      •hallucination, loss of contact with reality
      •suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
      •unusual bleeding or bruising
      •unusually weak or tired

      Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
      •change in appetite
      •change in sex drive or performance
      •increased sweating
      •indigestion, nausea

      This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Why would a ten year old female spayed dog have vaginal bleeding?
    Vet has examined her, found no tumors. Can think only of tissue left from spaying but unlikely because dog is 10 and no other incident like this has occurred; or could be a bleeding disorder but unlikely because there is no bleeding or bruising in other areas of body; or could be a bladder problem. Urine specimen to be provided to vet. Why would vaginal bleeding occur if it may be a bladder problem? Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      probably menopause

    Operation required to stop sever bleeding during menopause?
    Hi i am 51 years old. From the last three months I am having sever bleeding in every 10-12 days. It stops when I took Methergin. But now doctors are saying about operation. What kind of operation is done in these cases. Can laproscopic surgery done in this case. I though it would cure with medicine but I am afraid of doing surgery.
    sorry guys, I have got some typos in the question,please don't mind,I am very nervous,please guide me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus to stop the bleeding. It is can be done without opening the abdomen in some cases.

    What could be the reason for the uterus not shedding the lining?
    I am 43 and didn't have a period last month. Had bright red blood (not the typical menstrual bleeding that you have) for 3 days that was very minimal. I went to the doctor who ordered an ultrasound and it showed that my uterine lining was thickened (I'm assuming because I never had a period) and I am due for my period again and have been having cramping and a little discharge but no cycle again. What could be causing the lining not to shed?

    • ANSWER:
      pregnancy or early menopause

    What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
    I had a smear test booked for this Tuesday, but I had to cancel it as I came on. I'm bleeding very heavily every two weeks, plus I have all the risk factors for cervical cancer. Please help as I am very concerned.

    • ANSWER:
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      Cervical cancer develops if the cells of the cervix (the neck of the womb) become abnormal and grow out of control.

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      About cervical cancer
      In 2005, around 2,800 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK.

      Deaths from cervical cancer in the UK have fallen over the last 20 years. This reduction is mainly because of the NHS cervical screening programme which may detect changes in the cells of the cervix at a pre-cancerous stage. If abnormal cells are caught early, cancer can be prevented or treated.

      The changes can be detected by a laboratory test on a small sample of cells. The cells are taken from an area called the transformation zone on the surface of your cervix, and preserved using a procedure called liquid-based cytology.

      The cervix and transformation zone

      Types of cervical cancer
      There are two main types of cervical cancer - squamous cell cancer (the most common) and adenocarcinoma, although they are often mixed. They are named after the types of cell that become cancerous. Squamous cells are flat cells covering your cervix; adenomatous cells are found in the passageway from your cervix to your womb. Other rarer cancers of the cervix include small cell cancer.

      Symptoms of cervical cancer
      Abnormal cells found on the cervix during a cervical screening test are usually at an early pre-cancer stage, and don't cause any symptoms. Treating the abnormal cells prevents cancer developing.

      If abnormal cells do develop into cervical cancer, you may have the following symptoms:

      abnormal vaginal bleeding, for example between periods or after sex
      smelly vaginal discharge
      discomfort during sex
      vaginal bleeding after the menopause

      These symptoms aren't always due to cervical cancer, but if you have them, you should visit your GP.

    What is the cause of bleeding after menopause?
    I am 56. I don't know if I've gone thru the change. I don't know how to tell. For the most part, I stopped having periods about 5 years ago. However, about 2 years ago, I started having periods - about 4 times a year. Does anyone know what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      please don't be too old to care!
      this is called postmenopausal bleeding and needs urgent referral to a gynaecaologist, in the uk you would be seen urgently for a hysteroscopy and biopsy, pls don't freak out it may benothing but YOU MUST see your gp tomorrow

      take care

    How long does it take for periods to stop with premature ovarian failure?
    My periods last a day and a half to two days now, just wondering when they will stop completely. I have almost all symptoms of menopause from hot flashes to anxiety to cold sweats to the embarrassing parts, and I am 24. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      There's no clear guide--everyone is different. Complicating matters is that women with premature ovarian failure are advised to take hormone replacement to avoid the numerous body-damaging problems inherent in ovarian failure at a young age. Hormone replacement causes a bleed that is like a period, so they can't tell what their body is doing on its own. If you have premature ovarian failure, then you should be taking hormones. And check out, which is a support group.

    What does bleeding from the cervix mean?
    My aunt has been bleeding a lot lately. She thought it was just the whole thing of menopause. She went to the doc about it and found out she is bleeding from the cervix, but the doc doesn't want to scare her and tell her what he think it may be. They want to do further testing to see what is going on and want to talk to her and her husband on january 22. Does anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      If the doctor wanted to run more tests, then something could be seriously wrong. I am not sure about her, but my sister had the same problem 5 yrs ago and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had to have a hysterectomy and chemo, but she's doing fine with 5 yrs remission. Praying for your aunt...hoping for the best!

    How often does abnormal vaginal bleeding mean cancer in this scenario?
    my mom is 47 years old, has not gone through menopause yet. for the past few months she has been bleeding much more frequently...she says at least every two weeks she bleeds for several days, the bleeding will stop, and then come back again. she went to the obgyn and goes back next week for an ultrasound...i'm so worried, how often does something like this mean cancer? if it's not cancer, what else could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      She is probably going through menopause.

    What is the best way to make a dorsal incision so as not to cause excessive bleeding on a rat ?
    The purpose of this study regards the effects of ovary failure which is a charateristic in menopause, of couse. I remove the ovaries to model this...however, my incisions cause the rate to bleed more than I anticipate sometimes. I cut about 3cm from the spinal chord and 5cm from the foot.
    hm, cauderizing is a good idea, but, unfortunately, we don't have that. actually, we don't use scalpels either...scissors. i tried looking for a detailed SOP, but couldn't...i guess i should try harder. but thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Your tools are all wrong! Scissors for a skin incision?!?

      Unless you use proper surgical tools AND technique, your rats are going to bleed. Clearly, they're being sacrificed, so what's the big deal, other than the mess?

      (BTW, it's spinal CORD, "chord" is a combination of musical notes)

    Is it normal at this age to have menopause?
    I had menapause when I was just 14 years old.My periods stopped for one year.Is it normal at this age to have menapause?Does it mean that I will never have children?Now when my periods started they were only for two days and after period I keep lightly bleeding for days,red light,brownish colour.What this could be?I am very scared.Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      You did not go through menopause. Menopause is a permanent part of the life cycle, and signifies the end of a woman's fertile years. You don't get periods again after you go through it. It's likely that you just have an irregular cycle, given that you are still young. It isn't normal for a period to stop for a full year though, so it's something worth mentioning to your doctor next time you go.

    I think am pregnant now..How to calculate your pregnancy days if you dont remember ur menopause dates?
    I don't remember my period's dates for past 2 months. I had miscarriage on july month, i had continuous bleeding from august till september. I don't remember my oct periods as well as nov period dates .. and i never had periods for december month. How should i calculate the pregnancy days. I am very scared. I know it s my mistake but what should i do to know the exact weeks of pregnancy . Please help !!

    • ANSWER:
      SInce you are not sure about a last period there will be no way to tell until you have an ultra sound done to find out for sure how far along you are right now. You need to take a pregnancy test to see if your even pregnant first then call a doctor if you are.

    How long should women take pill for?
    I have been on the pill for past 14 years. First on Norinyl and then now on Brevinor due to heavy bleeding each month. I stopped for close to a year and was then put on Brevinor. Since reading about DVT and all the other side effects that come with it, I am now wondering if I should stop and seek alternative natural therapies for my heavy periods. Has anyone been affect by deep vein thrombosis related to pill?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on the overall medical history it can be ok for some to stay on the pill it's just about time for menopause. I had wondered the same thing with in regards to a different way to take the pill.

      I would recommend checking with your doctor as well to see what they say.

      I've never experienced DVT before.

    my gums always bleeding is that a sign of some kind of decease?
    At first i thought my teeth was bleeding, but y gums was super sensitive now, I dont know whether there was a connection, but my boyfriend have the same thing too? Its weird, are we both sick? then what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sweet Marina

      Here is an unusual but very effective method to heal many issues (including gum and dental issues).

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      Here's are a few paragraphs from Bharat Savur's article on The Hindu Business Online

      ..."When Dr Karsch examined the swished milk-white oil under a microscope with 600 magnification, he saw live organisms swimming in it. It's poisonous, so never swallow it, he warns. These poisons are bacteria-embryos, which, if not eliminated, cause diseases. Apparently, Dr Karsch cured his own chronic blood disease and 15-year-old arthritis.

      The first sign of improvement is in the teeth-they become firm and white, he says. Other healing indications: fresh, relaxed feeling on waking up, disappearing dark pouches below the eyes, anew appetite and energy, better memory and deep sleep.

      Dr Karsch swears by the mouth oil-wash for anything from organ-disorders, skin-diseases, menstrual problems, paralysis to every ache and it is in the human anatomy. You can swish even when you have fever, he says, adding, it takes anything from two days to a year to cure a disease.

      And if these claims sound exaggerated, he told a conference of Ukrainian cancer specialists, try out the process yourself.

      Interestingly, Ayurveda advises oil swishing "to purify the taste-buds and the entire system", as explained by Dr Deepak Chopra in Perfect Health.

      According to this life science, the tongue is mapped by organ-locations — that is, each section of the tongue is connected to the kidneys, lungs, spleen, liver, heart, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine.
      Thus, an oil-mouth-massage soothes and stimulates the key meridians where taste meets organ. Simultaneously, as in any skin-massage, the inner skin and lining of the mouth, palate and tongue become warm and supple and the lubrication prevents dryness (the vatic effect).
      In modern dietetics too, dryness is discussed.

      For example, lack of Vitamin A (retinal) causes the outer lining of the eyeball to dry and wrinkle, and affects vision.
      And as any dietician would tell you, all oils contain 960 micrograms of vitamin A per 10 gm (the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A per adult is 600 micrograms). So, it's possible that oil gargling helps in reaching the required retinal to the eyeballs and keeps them elastic and smooth.
      Likewise, the Ayurvedic `purification of taste-buds' also has its equivalent in dietetics as `antioxidants'. Oxidation literally means `the putrefaction of body-tissues'.

      And oil-soluble vitamins, A, C, D, and E are antioxidants that protect and prevent the decaying process and help maintain the integral functioning of cell membranes. That's why many people are ingesting vitamin E pills to stem `aging' (oxidation). "
      Here is the link to learn more about OP

      Best of health to you

    How long until my period is regular, and when does menopause happen?
    I hate that my period's irregular! I always think that I'm fine and then I go and bleed all over my underwear at school when I can't just change them and wash them, and the blood sets in. I've had my period for just over a year, so I know that it can still be bouncing around, but for how long?
    And around what age does menopause occur? On second thought, what is menopause exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      My period was irregular for years. You just need to keep a back up pad or tampon in your purse. Whenever you feel like its coming, like suddenly feeling really wet, go to the bathroom and check!
      Menopause is in your 50s or 60s. Its when you stop ovulating, and your hormone levels change. You don't get you period anymore, but most women get hot flashes and other symptoms.

    What is a girls cherry and how do you pop it?
    My cousin told me that girls have a little ball in their vagina and it's red and it bleeds so that why they have periods. He said that once she has sex for the first time it pops and she bleeds but after that she doesn't have periods anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      The 'cherry' is slang for a girl's hymen. The hymen is the thin membrane that sometimes covers the opening to the vagina if you're a virgin. Even if you haven't had sex, the hymen can do a bit of a disappearing act due to an overzealous workout at the gym, horseback riding, tampons, and even passionate "heavy petting" with your boyfriend. (It's not an impenetrable barrier, anyway, as it has holes to allow menstrual blood to escape.)

      Girls start their period any time between 9 and 16 and it's due to puberty and hormone changes. She will continue to have her period monthly for years until she reaches menopause.

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    Has any women had endometrosis and ? can u skip the injections for menopause and just have a hysterectomy?
    had the surgery where they put the gas and telscopic thing in my belly, but still having pain.... next step would be injections for menopause. DO NOT want to do that.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, had the laparascopy when I was 15, started the Lupron (menopause) shots last year (age 17). I would much rather have a hysterectomy, I honestly don't give a flying fuck about my fertility. The Lupron always gives me breakthrough bleeding, not to mention hotflashes, nightsweats, and calcium deficiency (TAKE YOUR VITAMINS). Not to mention that the needle is *literally* about 3 inches long, leaving your butt extremely sore for about a week.

    Is it normal to have bright red blood during your periods?
    I'm 49 yrs old and I already had a period this month,2wks later I start again. I'm on my 4th day and I'm still bleeding and cramp more than I normally do on the 4th day,the blood has been bright red and I'm having alot of clots. Is this something normal at my age or should I go to a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      its probably menopause.. from what i hear its a pain and periods are all over the place, some heavy..some light.. early or late even.. but you should be checked, they can tell you fairly easy if you are.

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