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    Periods after menopause
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    An_251568 posted:
    Is it normal to get a period after you have gone through menopause?
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    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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