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I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

I have just started a post menopausal brown discharge - 6 months ago I was checked out and cleared after a bleed and the investigations were all clear?

Probably but...: Not a bad idea to revisit your dr. And consider an ultrasound and perhaps another endometrial biopsy - in office. Good luck. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Should I be worried about post menopausal occassional yellow heavy discharge?

Should I be worried about post menopausal occassional yellow heavy discharge?

No: I would not say that you should specifically worry about this, but know that with menopause, your ovaries are producing little to no estrogen. This predisposes you to vaginal infections such as yeast infections. The next time this occurs, treat with an over the counter yeast cream and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Will discharge stop completely after menopause?

Will discharge stop completely after menopause?

Yes, but...: In menopause normal cyclical clear discharges will resolve with menopause. However, if this is not the normal small amount of cyclical discharge than the reason you are having the discharge should be evaluated by your gynecologist and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have some discharge after menopause?

Is it normal to have some discharge after menopause?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge is abnormal at any age. It is often a sign of a vaginal infection. If the discharge is bloody, pathology of cervix and uterus has to be checked for. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for your discharge. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more

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How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

How should vaginal discharge look during menopause?

Vaginal discharge: May change gradually after menopause. In a woman who does not use hormones, the vaginal mucosa gradually becomes atrophic or thin. This can cause an inflammatory discharge that appears yellowish. There may also be spotting due to breaks in the mucosa especially with sexual activity leading to blood-tinged discharge. ...Read more

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What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

What does light green vaginal discharge in post menopausal woman mean?

Vaginosis: Vaginosis. A bacterial vaginitis where the vault is colonized with bacteria. See your PCPS or GYN for antibiotics. This needs to be examined to obtain right diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have hot flashes. I wake up and soaked in sweat. I have a discharge. Could this be menopause?

I have hot flashes. I wake up and soaked in sweat. I have a discharge. Could this be menopause?

Possibly: This depends upon your age and hormonal history. These are typical menopausal symptoms and rarely in the 35-50 year old age group are other conditions the cause. If persistent or bothersome, see your OB -gyn to discuss and decide upon treatment. ...Read more

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Why I'm I having a yellowish discharge after my menustral cycle this month. My cylcle was also shorter this month. I'm 44, maybe pre menopausal.

Why I'm I having a yellowish discharge after my menustral cycle this month. My cylcle was also shorter this month. I'm 44, maybe pre menopausal.

BV: The most common reason for a yellowish discharge is an imbalance in the acidity of the vagina which allows specific bacteria in the vagina to grow. That is called bacterial vaginosis. It is not an std. Sometimes it clears up on its own. If it does not, I would see your gyne. ...Read more

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I occasionally have a greenish gray discharge from my nipple should I be concerned. I am menopausal surgically induced in 2004.

I occasionally have a greenish gray discharge from my nipple should I be concerned. I am menopausal surgically induced in 2004.

See your doctor.: This is not normal. It may or may not be serious (usually not) but we can't tell without much more info and an exam. Please see your doc to be evaluated promptly to make sure it is not something serious. See http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/professional/gynecology_and_obstetrics/breast_disorders/nipple_discharge. Html ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vaginal discharge suddenly completely stop for days? There's no possibility of menopause, I am 23.

What does it mean when your vaginal discharge suddenly completely stop for days? There's no possibility of menopause, I am 23.

Please clarify: Do you mean your monthly period has stopped? Do you mean it came and stopped early? Different explanation for different situations.

If you are expecting a period and didn't get one, I think you know the commonest cause for that. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period for 7 months my drs says im in menopause im 52 today im getting some light bloody discharge is this normal?

I haven't had a period for 7 months my drs says im in menopause im 52 today im getting some light bloody discharge is this normal?

Probably: By definition, menopause is no period for a year and there is no specific test that can make that diagnosis, though tests may be suggestive. See how this goes but it is most likely that the ovaries are not quite done and it is a period. ...Read more

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What can cause a brighter yellow discharge but very thin in a 50 yr. Old woman? And might be going thru menopause. Itches a little sometimes.

What can cause a brighter yellow discharge but very thin in a 50 yr. Old woman? And might be going thru menopause. Itches a little sometimes.

It depends: Are you sexually active? Do you use protection? You need to have regular check ups with your gynocologist. If you have excessive itching it could be a yeast infection. If you have concerns about discharge you need to see your doctor to have this checked. It could also be normal. We all have some discharge sometimes, but make sure you are up to date on your check ups. And use protection. ...Read more

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Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant (scan + interna) - Clear. However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant (scan + interna) - Clear. However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Various causes: Possible causes include atrophic vaginitis from Estrogen deficiency, Yeast, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are others. Urinary incontinence can often look like vaginal discharge. In rare cases fistula formation between the bladder and vagina or vaginal and rectum can cause discharge. ...Read more

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What causes sporadic white sticky vaginal discharge at menopause. No irritation or smell.

Mucous: Mucous thickening because of the change in hormones is the most common cause ...Read more

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I am on menopause and I been experiencing abnormal bleeding with vaginal discharge. What does this sound like?

See your doctor: The possibilities include polyps on the cervix or in the uterus, fibroids in the uterus, abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus or on the cervix, taking hormones, an infection in the cervix or uterus. It is important that you see your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I went through menopause 4 years ago I seen a slight pink discharge when I wiped my self not sure if it's coming from my hemorrhoids?

I went through menopause 4 years ago I seen a slight pink discharge when I wiped my self not sure if it's coming from my hemorrhoids?

Check: And see if there is any trace of blood in your vagina. If so, any vaginal bleeding that starts after menopause must be checked out by your family doc or Ob-Gyn. ...Read more

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Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying. It's been going on for 7 days now.

Is a watery vaginal discharge in a menopausal women normal? No pain, itch or bad odor, just annoying. It's been going on for 7 days now.

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. After menopause hormone deficiency can cause vaginal discharge as well. ...Read more

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I'm 56 year old post menopause almost 16 years ago and lately im discharging a clear color no smell just a little and sometimes more and light yellow?

I'm 56 year old post menopause almost 16 years ago and lately im discharging a clear color no smell just a little and sometimes more and light yellow?

Several causes: Bacterial vaginosis and yeast are the two most common vaginal infections. Both can look yellow. Sexually transmitted diseases like trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also possibilities. Some postmenopausal women have some discharge from vaginal atrophy. Urinary incontinence is also common and can appear to be discharge. Yellow discharge is not normal and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Period went from avg 24 days to 42 days now it has been 33 days no period and water discharge I was told I will go into menopause early is the normal?

Period went from avg 24 days to 42 days now it has been 33 days no period and water discharge I was told I will go into menopause early is the normal?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. One can not draw any conclusions about early menopause without much more information and menopause blood tests. Your vaginal discharge requires an exam and testing to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge, ?

I have been menopausal for a couple of years. Currently using Femring because of vaginal dryness. Over the last few days I have had watery discharge, ?

From Femring: Clear Vaginal Discharge may be normal if it is also odorless. If there is odor or other associated symptoms consult your gynecologist.It may be an affect of Femring which is a brand of estrogen. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

No.: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated. Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of uterine cancer. It is not likely that it is cancer but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor. Typically you will have a pelvic ultrasound and maybe a biopsy of the inside of the uterus. I would not ignore any bleeding after menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a clear discharge this month instead of bleeding. I am 48 and have had my tubes cut and burned since 1992. Could this be related to menopause?

Menopause: At some point (usually early 50s), your menstrual periods become less regular & more sporadic so this could be your time. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/menopause/basics/definition/con-20019726 for info on menopause which refers to 12mo after last menstrual period. ...Read more

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Started morning vagina is hot, also urine discharged unusually hot, no hot flashes I'm already menopausal lady- but everything else in my body is norm?

Started morning vagina is hot, also urine discharged unusually hot, no hot flashes I'm already menopausal lady- but everything else in my body is norm?

Hot urine /vagina: You may have a UTI follow up with urgent care doctor and get treated, because UTIs can lead to severe infection in the older population and the symptoms are not classic.. ...Read more

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How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

Get tested: Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which antiviral can be used for clear watery, vaginal discharge after menopause?

Which antiviral can be used for clear watery, vaginal discharge after menopause?

Why an antiviral?: An antiviral is for stopping viral infections. Just having a clear vaginal discharge doesn't mean there is a need for an antiviral. The primary care doctor or the ob-gyn doctor can check to see if there is any infection at all. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more