It's not all that unusual to have some post-meno bleeding or spotting especially in the early post-meno years. The ovaries continue to produce hormones our whole lives so it's not as if they "flip a switch" after our last period.
Thankfully, most of these bleeding episodes are nothing serious. Ovarian "surges", fibroids, polyps and even vaginal atrophy can all cause unexpected bleeding. An ultrasound is the standard first check to see if the lining is thick. A biopsy may then be done if it is.
I hope this helps ease your mind!
Thank you. Yes I understand that in most cases the cause is something reasonably 'non-urgent' ... my concern as I posted is that I am keen to rule out cancer and my doctor is saying 'wait' .... as early detection of cancer can make all the difference; is this sound advice to just 'wait' ?
I would want to know how thick the lining was.