Postmenopausal Bleeding - How Dangerous Is It?

Most women have menopause between the ages of the late 40s and early 60s, with an average age of around 51. One big change is the change in the number of female hormones, which contributes to a number of physiological changes.

There is also increased predisposition to osteoporosis and uterine cancer, from hot flashes and mood swings. If you haven’t had your menstrual cycles for nearly 12 months, you are likely to have menopause. So, that means absolutely no more vaginal bleeding. However, if you experience bleeding, or even spotting, be on alert. It is not normal and needs to be checked and, if possible, diagnosed and treated. Although it may be as common inflammation of the uterine or vaginal lining, it may also be a sign of more serious problems such as cancer.

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