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Is bleeding a symptom of menopause?

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According to WebMD, bleeding is not a symptom of menopause. Not all women experience symptoms prior to or after menopause. If symptoms do occur, they may include night sweats, hot flashes, painful intercourse and increased irritability or anxiety.

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According to WebMD, menopause is the time when a woman has naturally stopped having menstrual periods for one year. Experiencing bleeding again after menopause may be a sign of uterine cancer, and a doctor should be consulted. According to Mayo Clinic, most women experience irregular periods leading up to menopause. The average age during which women go through menopause in the United States is 51. Approximately 1 percent of women experience menopause prior to the age of 40.

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