Menopause can be a stressful time in many women’s lives. Bleeding during menopause can also be alarming. But according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, bleeding during menopause, most of the time, is not a sign of a serious underlying condition.
“Nevertheless, it’s always good to get examined by your OB-GYN to rule out any underlying conditions like endometrial cancer and to stay informed about your menstrual health,” advises Dr. Kaneen and Dr. Helliwell.
The study confirmed that most women who have endometrial cancer experienced bleeding during menopause. By having routine checkups with your OB-GYN, your doctor can learn about any postmenopausal bleeding you may or may not be experiencing, and help find other health issues early before conditions worsen.
According to Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School, endometrial cancer, which affects 2% to 3% of American women, is the most common type of gynecological cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it most often affects postmenopausal women with 60 being the average age at diagnosis. Therefore, identifying it early is vitally important.