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Vaginal spotting after hysterectomy
An_250137 posted:
I am a 51 year old who had a hysterectomy over 10 years ago, ovaries still in tact. Just recently started having an occasional pink discharge - My mother passed with cervical cancer so I a, just a little concerned. I am going through menopause with all of the normal symptoms of hot flashes, sleepless nights and mood swings. Sould I be concerned
Anon_6061 responded:
Do you still have your cervix? The leftover uterine lining cells on the cervix can cause some bleeding although 10 years seems like a long time to go without any bleeding. If your cervix was removed, it's possible the drop in estrogen has caused vaginal atrophy which can trigger some spotting. If you had endometriosis, that can also trigger bleeding. If your hysterectomy was done for cancer or abnormal cells, there could be a recurrence. You may want to have this checked out by a doctor.
Anon_6061 responded:
I misstated something - Vaginal atrophy can cause some bleeding (regardless of whether or not you have your cervix).

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