A year-old postmenopausal woman presented to the gynaecology clinic with a 1-week history of vaginal bleeding. She was investigated to rule out local and systemic causes including genital malignancy. The investigations were negative for genital malignancy and her symptoms settled spontaneously.
A more recent article on abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women is available. HULL, M. Patient Information Handout.
Estrogens are hormones produced by the body. Among other things, estrogens help develop and maintain female organs. When your body is in short supply of this hormone, replacing it can ease the uncomfortable changes that occur in the vagina, vulva female genitalsand urethra part of the urinary system.
Back to patient information homepage. You can see a full glossary of all medical terms. The placenta develops together with the baby in your uterus during pregnancy.
In order to rule out serious medical problems, women with postmenopausal bleeding should always see a doctor. Vaginal bleeding can have a variety of causes. These include normal menstrual cycles and postmenopausal bleeding.
Christy's Story. In December ofRosie, a 46 year-old mother of three, was preparing for Christmas and the wedding of her only daughter. She had, for several months, noticed increasingly heavy menstrual periods. Sometimes the periods were so heavy that it "was difficult to leave the house for a couple of days".
The sexual medicine information session was held the day after our troops went into battle, but people in attendance were totally focussed on Dr. There are 3 types of hysterectomy: partial, where the cervix is left intact, complete, where the cervix is removed the most common procedure and radical, for cancer, where the lymph nodes and supporting structures are also removed. The uterus can be removed abdominally, vaginally or by LAVH, laparascopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.