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geobrisgranny posted:
I am a 54 year old women and it has been over a year since I had a menstral cycle and I got one today. My doctor told me if I went a year without one then I would be done with change. My question is this something normal?
atti_editor responded:
Hello geobrisgranny,

If you have gone one year without having a period you are indeed considered to be in menopause. The bleeding that you are experiencing now would be classified as postmenopausal bleeding - which is not considered normal and can have a number of different causes (here is some more information ). I suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor or gynecologist to determine the cause of your bleeding.

Best wishes,

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