Menopause is typically described as the absence of a menstrual period for at least a year (happening at an age when it would be likely one would normally enter menopause).
If one begins bleeding again after this time period the question then becomes whether this bleeding IS a menstrual period (HIGHLY unlikely)or is due to some other medical issue that has nothing to do with menstruation.
The most common reason for bleeding after menopause is the presence of uterine fibroids; benign growths in the uterus that can cause bleeding as they expand into blood vessels. Unfortunately, other, more serious tumor issues can also cause these same symptoms which is why it is important to get this abnormal vaginal bleeding looked into medically.
I did the same thing, went a year with a period and then had some abnormal bleeding. My doctor did a D&C and discovered that I had stage 2 uterine cancer. A complete hysterectomy and a few radiation treatments and I'm doing great. But please go see your doctor!
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