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    mendoza54 posted:
    I went through menopause 17 years ago, no symptoms. Now, today, I am experiencing heavy bleeding, just like a period. Is this a sign of something with the internal organs going wrong?
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Mendoza54,
    All bleeding which occurs one year or more after the last menstrual period should be investigated. Hopefully, there will be nothing more than a polyp in the lining of your uterus (it could be something that simple.) But you do need to call your health care provider for an evaluation.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane
     
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    siciliandad replied to Mary Jane Minkin, MD's response:
    Does this include clotting-but not always?
     
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to siciliandad's response:
    Dear Siciliandad,
    Yes, clotting can be related to a polyp too-but again, definitely needs to be investigated,
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane


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