If you are not menstruated for a year or long, then you are considered as post menopausal.

Post menopause is the last stage in four stage process of menstruation, which brings an end to your reproductive cycle.

How can you know that you are in the stage of post menopause?

If you lack the symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, irritability, bleeding irregularities, and mood swings then you are considered as post menopausal.Post Menopause

Consult the doctor once you find these symptoms in you and take the measurement of your follicle stimulating hormone for confirming yourself whether you are in menopause or post menopause stage.

As and when your menstrual cycle stops, pituitary gland starts secreting follicle stimulating hormone. Increased levels of this hormone will automatically shutdown your ovaries. It can be easily tested with simple blood test.

Is there any chance for bleeding in post menopause stage?

Yes! There is a chance for vaginal bleeding during your post menopause stage. After successful completion of 12 months without being menstruated, most of you can suffer from vaginal bleeding. Some of the main causes for post menopause bleeding are as follows.

Hormonal imbalance:

The imbalance or fluctuating levels of hormones can be the most common cause for bleeding in post menopausal stage. This imbalance can be due to the HRT (hormonal replacement therapy) which you might have undergone.

If any membrane or tissue is pre-existing in the lining of your uterus then it can lead to unexpected vaginal bleeding.

If you are using any progesterone creams then it can also lead to unexpected bleeding. It doesn’t mean that using the cream caused bleeding but it rather allows the uterus in the formation of tissue.

Lack of nutrition:

Nutrients play major role in balancing the levels of hormones. Improper intake of nutrients before post menopausal stage or during this stage can show some physical effects like bleeding. So, it is always important to take nutritious food.

Insulin resistance:

Many women who are resistant towards insulin are tend to be more estrogenic and have ability in converting progesterone to estrogens due to which the ratio of estrogen to progesterone will be thrown off, leading towards unexpected bleeding and sudden increase in weight.

Emotional stress:

Post menopause bleeding can also occur during certain emotional events like if you are meeting your children after a long gap or your child comes to home after a long holiday trip, then in such particular stressful moments your pituitary glands tries to secrete estrogens. As a result you can face unexpected bleeding.

You can avoid this unexpected vaginal bleeding by simply following these tips

  • Don’t lose your normal weight. Try to maintain perfect weight for your age.
  • Always try to maintain good diet with more proteins and nutrients.
  • Exercise is also necessary for you to keep yourself healthy and fit in your post menopause stage.
  • Try to avoid processed sugar and fat contents.