If you’ve been battling hot flashes, night sweats and headaches for years, you have every right to be tired of menopause.

But, because the length and severity of symptoms of menopause are different for every woman, knowing when it’s actually over can be tricky.

The general rule of thumb is: if you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, you’re considered post menopausal, which for most women is a long awaited cause for celebration.

If you experience any post menopausal bleeding

If, after those 12 period-free months, you experience any bleeding or spotting, you should contact your doctor right away. Post menopausal bleeding isn’t normal. There are a number of reasons why you could be bleeding after menopause and your doctor will want to run some tests to rule out uterine cancer.

If you’re experiencing bleeding after menopause, please contact your doctor. If you don’t have a one, let us help you find a doctor near you. Or call 317-338-4HER to talk to a registered nurse.