Bleeding From The Vagina After Menopause?

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I want to ask, r nMy mother has chronic heartburn for more than 18 years and the mother also has low blood pressure. r nBut what I want to ask, mother 2 weeks ago vaginal discharge then checked to a general practitioner referred to a doctor womb and gynecologist ordered Pap smear. After the Pap smear results came out, the results were normal. No symptoms of cancer / tumor. But a few days later the blood came out. A little bit but every day the blood comes out even though it only comes out very little. Fresh blood that came out. R nThen the doctor was ordered to curette. But my mother is still afraid and not ready. R nWhat I ask, if you are ready, is the curettage safe for my mother considering that she is weak, has chronic stomach ulcers and low blood pressure? And the doctor advised to fast 3 hours before the curettage, even though the mother has chronic ulcers, she should not fast. How? R nI am confused and afraid that the action will cause a bad possibility to happen considering that my mother is physically weak. R nPlease help. R nThank you

1 Answer:

Hello Via, Thank you for the question.

Vaginal bleeding that occurs after a woman experiences menopause does need to be followed up. Doctors need to carry out further tests to find the cause. Vaginal bleeding that occurs after menopause can be caused by:

cervical cancer / cervical cancer uterine cancer / endometrial myoma vaginal atrophy, or vaginal dryness due to hormonal changes after menopause uterine polyps thickening of the uterine wall (endometrial hyperplasia) Further examination that is usually recommended by doctors in the form of a Pap's smear (to detect abnormal cells on the cervical wall) or curettage. The curettage action needs to be done by the doctor to take a sample of the uterine wall tissue for examination in the laboratory. From the sample that is examined, the doctor will know the cause of the bleeding experienced by your mother and the doctor can determine the next treatment.

Is your mother taking any medicines for her stomach ulcers? In general, a heartburn sufferer can be treated by administering drugs such as stomach acid neutralizing drugs, stomach acid regulating drugs, or drugs that coat stomach acid. Please tell the obstetrics and gynecology specialist who treats your mother about your mother's medical history. The doctor will usually recommend that your mother consult with an internal medicine specialist and anesthetist before the procedure to assess the readiness and risk of surgery for your mother and treat these conditions before the procedure so that when this procedure is performed it does not cause other health risks.

Hope this information is helpful.

Dr. Aloisia

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