Commonly called postmenopausal bleeding, this symptom is important as it may indicate that there is an underlying disorder.
The menopause occurs when the ovaries cease to function and stop their production of hormones. It is these hormones that drive the womb to thicken the lining and then shed it resulting in the periods that a woman gets. By the time women reach the ages of 50 – 60, the ovaries diminish their activities and eventually will cease to function altogether. At that time, periods will cease altogether. It is therefore unusual for women to experience bleeding after the menopause.