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Post - menopausal bleeding - NICE urgent cancer referral guidance

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Post-menopausal bleeding

Symptom and Specific Features

Possible Cancer

Recommendation

post-menopausal bleeding in women 55 and over

Endometrial

Refer women using a suspected cancer pathway referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks)

Symptom and Specific Features

Possible Cancer

Recommendation

post-menopausal bleeding in women under 55

Endometrial

Consider a suspected cancer pathway referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks)

Unexplained vaginal bleeding more than 12 months after menstruation has stopped because of the menopause

 

Reference:

  1. NICE (June 2015). Suspected cancer: recognition and referral

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