How much bleeding is normal during menopause?

When you have not had a period for one full year (12 months), you have officially entered menopause.

The most common reason for spotting after menopause is hormonal imbalance. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including changes in diet, stress levels, and medications. Other potential causes of spotting after menopause include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts. In rare cases, spotting after menopause may be a sign of cervical or endometrial cancer.

During perimenopause, the time before the period ceases,  it is normal for women to experience bleeding that is heavier than usual. This bleeding can last for a few days to a few weeks. In some cases, the bleeding may be so heavy that it interferes with a woman’s daily activities. If this occurs, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause of the heavy bleeding.

Written By:

Jennifer Vander Zalm

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