What other symptoms might occur with vaginal bleeding after menopause?

Vaginal bleeding after menopause may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Common symptoms that may occur along with vaginal bleeding after menopause

Vaginal bleeding after menopause may accompany other symptoms including:

Other symptoms that may occur along with vaginal bleeding after menopause

Vaginal bleeding after menopause may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Change in bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Fever and chills
  • General ill feeling
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Malaise or lethargy
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, vaginal bleeding after menopause may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition which should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have vaginal bleeding after menopause along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Severe or uncontrollable bleeding

INTRODUCTION

What is vaginal bleeding after menopause?

Vaginal bleeding after menopause refers to any vaginal or uterine bleeding that occurs after a woman has gone through menopause. Menopause is defined as having experienced a period of 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period.

All vaginal bleeding after menopause is abnormal and should be evaluated by a health care practitioner. Vaginal bleeding after menopause can result... Read more about vaginal bleeding after menopauseintroduction

CAUSES

What causes vaginal bleeding after menopause?

Vaginal bleeding after menopause refers to any vaginal or uterine bleeding that occurs after a woman has gone through menopause.

The menstrual period is controlled by two hormones: estrogen and progesterone. After menopause, the levels of these hormones decline significantly. Women who are on hormone replacement therapy may sometimes experience vaginal bleeding after menopause. Wo... Read more about vaginal bleeding after menopausecauses

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 30, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.