I was actually looking on this forum to see if anyone else has had this happen to them. I guess my timing was just right.
My mother just called me yesterday with the same exact issue. She has started to bleed about 2 years post menopause. She contacted her doctor and had bloodwork done yesterday. They also scheduled an appt for April 8th. They want to do an ultrasound, pap and pelvic. They are a bit concerned since this isn't a common thing that happens.
My mother did mention that about 2 weeks prior to her period starting again that she had tender breasts and had felt sad.
I will update when we know more.
I had no periods for two years - and then started with heavy bleeding a year ago. I, too, have a history of many ovarian cysts - all benign. But no cyst surgeries.
I went to a new GYN (my old one was not worried and I was). The new GYN did an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the uterine lining and it was over 6 - it should be under that if you are menopausal. So the next step was endometrial biopsy and D&C.
All reports came back - no cancer which postmenopausal bleeding can be a symptom of.
I have had a few periods since March 2007 - but I don't worry about them and go for my yearly exams. I am 51 yrs old. If you feel that something isn't right - don't hesitate to go back to the doctor.
If you are menopausal and you think the cysts are causing the bleeding then they should be removed. Cysts don't cause bleeding but certain ovarian tumors can be hormonally active. Did the doctor mention what kind of cysts these are? Most common ones are the one corpus luteum cysts following ovulation, if you're in menopause you can't be ovulating.