If you're having a problem with spotting after menopause, post menopause bleeding, or any type of vaginal bleeding after menopause, the experts all agree on one thing: You should see a doctor.
Nevertheless, it isn't cause for panic. Only 15% of women who experience post menopausal bleeding actually have endometrial cancer.
But since that is the main symptom of this type of cancer, and menopause is usually the time of life it strikes, any spotting or vaginal bleeding after menopause should never be ignored.
So, since only fifteen percent of spotting after menopause is caused by cancer, what are other causes of this troubling menopause symptom?
The most serious condition that causes post menopausal bleeding is endometrial cancer, but there are actually at least four other conditions that may also cause bleeding after menopause.
I will list them, with the percentage they account for, from the least to the greatest. I've taken this list primarily from the article on "Vaginal Bleeding" in Wikipedia.
If you don't understand what the endometrium is, it is the lining of your cervix that your body sheds during menstruation, if you don't become pregnant.
After menopause, this lining shouldn't become thick enough that your body needs to shed it, but if the estrogens aren't balanced by progesterone in your body, spotting or bleeding can be the result.
Once your doctor eliminates the slim possibility of cancer through appropriate testing, what can be done to correct this symptom?
Many times modern medicine only works to get rid of symptoms, instead of healing the underlying health challenge. But over time this usually causes the problem to get worse, instead of better.
The underlying cause for most conditions that cause spotting after menopause is estrogen dominance.
If you don't understand that term, it simply means that your hormones are not balanced as they should be, so you have much more estrogen proportionately in your body than other hormones.
Although many doctors still think that prescribing estrogen will take care of all the symptoms of aging connected with menopause, in actual fact, that practice is frequently one of the worst for your overall health.
Because estrogen levels don't drop as far after menopause as do the levels of several other hormones necessary for good health. This is due, in part, to the fact that our fat cells usually continue to make some estrogen after menopause even though our ovaries have stopped.
Additionally, modern society is highly polluted with xenohormones. These are chemical substances in our environment that act like hormones in our bodies. Most of them act like estrogen. Many modern materials, made from petroleum, are full of these substances.
We accumulate them in the fatty tissues of our bodies from many different sources. Some examples are fingernail polish, and polish remover, plastics, and chemicals used in furniture and building materials.
Considering these factors, you can see why we end up with far more estrogen than other hormones after menopause.
So the easiest way to balance your hormones, and resolve the problems caused by estrogen dominance, is usually to add a natural progesterone cream to your supplement regimen. For all the details about how to do that, and reliable sources, please click on the preceding link.
If you would like to check out my research, get more detailed information, and further convince yourself that this is the best solution for spotting after menopause, I recommend two books.
Both are written by doctors and provide detailed scientific explanations and documentation. One is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause (TM): The Breakthrough Book on Natural Hormone Balance, and the other is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty.
Both books are extensively footnoted and have reference and resource sections in the back. You can get them through Amazon, economically by clicking the preceding links, or they are available through local libraries if you aren't in a hurry, and are sure you won't need to refer to them frequently.
If you are having spotting after menopause, or menopause bleeding, don't ignore it, since it can be a symptom of cancer, but don't panic either, since that isn't usually the case.
However, do be sure to address the underlying health problem that usually causes this symptom. Using a natural progesterone cream is a very economical way to balance your hormones and fix this problem, along with many other troubling menopause symptoms.
Please start using it as soon as possible.
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