Most likely causes

There can be several reasons for bleeding after the Testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism) . The most common causes are:

  • inflammation and thinning of thevaginal lining (atrophic vaginitis) or womb lining (endometrial atrophy) caused bylower oestrogen levels
  • cervical or womb polyps growths, which are usually non-cancerous, that can form in the cervix (neck of the womb) or the wombitself
  • a thickened womb lining (endometrial hyperplasia) which can be caused by hormone replacement therapy (HRT) , high levels of oestrogen or by being overweight; if left untreated this can lead to development of womb cancer (also known as endometrial cancer)

About1 in every 10 women withpostmenopausal bleeding will havewomb cancer, and in a few cases bleeding may be a sign of another type of cancer such as vulval , vaginal or cervical cancer .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018