101961 - Bleeding after the Menopause
- : Online
This webinar has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of bleeding after the menopause.
It covers the following points:
• Prevalence and definition of postmenstrual bleeding
• Causes of postmenstrual bleeding
• Investigations and examinations of women experiencing bleeding after menopause
• Management and treatment for postmenstrual bleeding
The webinar will assist health professionals to provide well-informed, up-to-date advice and treatment in the care and management of women who experience bleeding after the menopause.
Postmenopausal bleeding refers to any bleeding from the genital tract occurring in the postmenopausal period. It affects 5 to 10 per cent of postmenopausal women and presents in approximately 5 per cent of of office gynecology presentations.
Postmenopausal bleeding is most commonly caused by vaginal atrophy, however may be caused by endometrial hyperplasia or endometrial cancer. It is important that GPs and health professionals are aware of appropriate investigations and examinations to determine the cause of postmenopausal bleeding. Depending on the cause, there are a range of treatment options for women experiencing bleeding after menopause. GPs and health professionals should be confident in advising women of treatment options or referring to a specialist if necessary.