Postmenopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that happens at least 12 months after your periods have stopped.

Although it's a common problem, it's not normal to bleed at this time even if it's just spotting so don't ignore it.Make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible.

The cause is usually something minor, such as inflammation of the womb lining, but cancer is always a possibility that must be ruled out.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017