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Periods after menopause
An_251568 posted:
Is it normal to get a period after you have gone through menopause?
Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_251568,
Many women do seem to get what looks like a period even more than a year after their last period; the definition of menopause is one full year of no periods. However, if you experience bleeding more than a year after your last period, you should contact your health care provider. You need to rule out abnormalities of the lining of the uterus-so your health care provider may want to do an ultrasound of the lining of the uterus, or a sampling of the lining of the uterus, called an endometrial biopsy. Hopefully all will be normal, but you do need to check in,
Good luck,
Mary Jane

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