Postmenopausal Bleeding

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Because menopause causes regular periods to end, any bleeding after menopause, whether light or heavy, could be indicative of another underlying condition.

The potential causes for postmenopausal bleeding are numerous and varied:

  • Thinning or thickening of the uterus (endometrial atrophy or hyperplasia)
  • Thinning of vaginal tissue (vaginal atrophy)
  • Cervical polyps
  • STIs or cancer
  • Side effects from some medications

To determine the cause of this type of bleeding, a physician will conduct a physical exam and discuss a patient’s medical history. He or she may suggest an ultrasound, biopsy, dilation and curettage (D&C), or other test as part of the diagnostic process. Some of these tests can be done in a doctor’s office, while others require a hospital or surgical setting. Treatment for postmenopausal bleeding will depend on the cause of the condition but could include hormone therapy or other medications.

If you are experiencing bleeding after going through menopause, consult your OB-GYN doctor.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Anna M. Gorman, DO

Anna M. Gorman

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Timothy J. Billharz, MD, FACOG

Timothy J. Billharz

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tracia L. West, MD

Tracia L. West

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alisa R. Ash, MD, FACOG

Alisa R. Ash

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Robert T. Caffrey, MD, FACOG

Robert T. Caffrey

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Suzanne M. Eggers, MD, FACOG

Suzanne M. Eggers

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kent E. Tegeler, MD, FACOG

Kent E. Tegeler

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Timothy A. Hall, MD, FACOG

Timothy A. Hall

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kiersten M. Moreno, MD, FACOG

Kiersten M. Moreno

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Locations

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology
2529 Glenn Hendren Drive
Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068
Get directions
816-781-7820

Independence Women’s Clinic

Independence Women’s Clinic
19550 East 39th Street
#300
Independence, MO 64057
Get directions
816-478-0220