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Question: menopause and bleeding


 inkabinka - Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:20 am

I have been diagnosed with thickening of the uterus wall (confirmed by a transvaginal ultrasound twice) and I have a cyst (1.9) on my ovary. I am in menopause- 1 1/2 years since my last period. Heavy bleeding started yesterday. Should I be concerned?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:16 am

User avatar Hello,
This is a common condition in perimenopause as hormone levels decrease. It can be associated with conditions such as fibroids or cancer so it's good to have it checked out. You may be a candidate for a hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy to be sure the thickened lining does not contain abnormal cells. D & C, hormone therapy or uterine ablation are options for treatment. I would not be alarmed but you should see your doctor.

Best wishes.

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