2.1.1 Timeframe for general practitioner consultation

  • Any bleeding or abnormal vaginal discharge after menopause (more than 12 months after the last period) should be investigated without delay.
  • Any new, persistent or progressive symptoms in patients over the age of 40 should be investigated within four weeks of presenting with symptoms.
  • Symptoms that do not respond to treatment initiated by the general practitioner (e.g. oral contraception or progesterone) should be evaluated within three months of treatment beginning.