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I am a woman aged 61. My general health and fitness is very

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I am a woman aged 61. My general health and fitness is very good.I am on no medication. My periods stopped about 15 years ago.

Today after taking a hot shower I had bleeding from the vagina for the first time since my periods stopped. It lasted for about 2 minutes but was enough to reach the shower mat.I have had no recent sexual activity.

I am on holiday in Thailand and do not return to the UK until 14th February when i will obviously make an early appointment with my doctor.

I would be grateful if you could diagnose my problem and advise me if you think it is sufficiently urgent for me to see a doctor here which could be arranged today.

I have felt and continue to feel well as normal.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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there is no way to diagnose your condition without more testing.

Dr. David :

yes, I think you should see a gyn doctor in thailand.

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you need a gyn examination and a uterine ultrasound

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and blood testing.

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the most worrisome issue in postmenopausal women with new vaginal bleeding is a uterine cancer

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so this needs to be checked for.

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a uterine ultrasound can check for this and a gyn examination can check for any potential sources of vaginal bleeding.

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sometimes uterine fibroids can bleed as well.

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so you will eventually need a urine biopsy when you get back to the UK.

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do you have a gyn doctor back in the UK?

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when was your last gyn examination?

Customer:

Yes, I do have a gyn doctor in the UK. I last saw roughly about 3 years ago

Dr. David :

I see.

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so you can either see a gyn doctor in Thailand or go back to see a gyn doctor in the UK

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did you see my reply above?

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do you have any questions?

Customer:

Yes I did see your reply,thank you and understand it. As today is the first and only time this has happened I would like to wait until I get back to the Uk unless the condition re occurs in which case would you advise my seeing a doctor here or would it be OK to wait until I get back home on the 14th February.

Dr. David :

2 weeks isn't a super long time.

Dr. David :

you might need to wear a pad if you continue to bleed or have unpredictable bleeding.

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but most likely you can wait 2 weeks to go back to the UK and see a gyn doctor there

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and get a gyn examination and ultrasound

Dr. David :

you can even try to call for an appointment now while you are in thailand so you don't have to wait so long when you get back.

Dr. David :

that would be the smart thing to do.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

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let me know if you have other questions.

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let me know how it goes

Customer:

OK, thank you very much,Dr David. All is understood.

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you are welcome

Customer:

Kind regards

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