Signs of Menopause
The experience of bleeding during menopause is not very uncommon among women. It happens to the majority of the women when they are approaching menopause. This is a menstrual cycle fluctuation and is mainly due the declining of hormone levels. To manage this situation successfully, advance preventive measures should be taken by certain life style changes and by diet control.
Declining of the hormone levels in the women’s body due to ageing is the reason for this bleeding. The symptoms of prolonged bleeding (which will last for nearly a month or so) appear two to four years before menopause occurs. During menopause, periods become irregular, but bleeding is normal. Bleeding is not any heavier than your normal period. In certain cases, abnormal bleeding occurs and for this some good treatment should be sought.
Menopause Bleeding - Symptoms and Causes
Health problems such as dysfunctional uterine bleeding happen in 40 percent of women over 40 years of age. Any bleeding that last more than two weeks or bleeding that requires the use of a pad in every four hours or more in 24 hours is not considered as normal. The patient should consult with a competent medical practitioner for appropriate treatment.
Causes of menopause bleeding may be lack of ovulation, uterine polyps, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors, thyroid disorders and complication in pregnancy. After the intercourse also bleeding may occur in some cases, from the effects of vaginal dryness brought on by low estrogen levels.
Treatments to Stop Menopause Bleeding
Once it is determined that your ongoing bleeding is related to perimenopause, there are a number of options that you can follow to steady the situation. These include:
· If your bleeding is due to the hormonal changes experienced in early menopause (perimenopause), you may use low-dose estrogen oral contraceptives. These contraceptives work by normalizing estrogen levels, in order to bring about a normal monthly cycle.
· If you are passed this stage in menopause, and have not had a menstrual period for at least 12 months, it is advised to use hormone replacements. HRT (hormone replacement therapy) works by delivering a low daily dose of estrogen, in order to combat bothersome symptoms, such as hot flashes, and night sweats.
· In women who have not had a hysterectomy, HRT will be given in combination with progesterone, for the same desired effects.
· If the bleeding is due to any cause outside of hormonal imbalances, proper medical treatment for the condition may help to reduce or stop the bleeding. Surgery is the next option; different types of surgeries are used for the treatment according to the nature of the problem. These surgeries include: Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), Myomectomy (removal of fibroids), Resectoscopic surgery (removal of fibroids or polyps through the cervix with the use of a resectoscope) and Endometrial Ablation (a procedure where the lining of the uterus is either removed or destroyed).
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Prevention of Menopause Bleeding by Taking Advance Measures
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