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Postmenopausal bleeding


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To find the cause of postmenopausal bleeding, you may have tests such as a vaginal scan, a pelvic examination or a hysteroscopy.

Postmenopausal bleeding is often due to something harmless like thinning of the womb lining. Less often it can be something serious like womb cancer.

Treatment for postmenopausal bleeding depends on the cause. Treatment can include hormone treatments or sometimes surgery such as a hysterectomy.

Postmenopausal bleeding is any bleeding from the vagina after the menopause. It's usually harmless, but you should always get it checked by a GP.

Page last reviewed: 22/05/2023
Next review due: 22/05/2026