Vaginal discharge during menopause

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It seems all the possible solutions the doctor mention had to do with urine loss, not vaginal discharge. For vaginal discharge, he said you might have to learn to live with it. I don't have STD (and have not had a sexual partner for several years).
I am pre-menopausal and have had a dark, bloody and thick vaginal discharge between periods. I have sought medical care and my doctor doesn't seem concerned so much because I am of menopause age. Most recently I saw him because of a blister type lesion that appeared on my labia. Diagnostic culture ruled out herpes but I still have this discharge. He recommended that I return should the blister return. Is it normal for me to have this discharge if I am pre-menopausal.
I'm 45 now, but a few years ago I was running into the same problem as yourself. I was having alot of discharge during the day where I had to resort to wearing a pad. i went to my gyno back then and I had a BV infection. He said it was not caused by sex, just an imbalance in the vagina. I was treated for this imbalance for quite a few months. It would always tend to happen right after ovulation which would tend to throw my levels out of whack.
The only thing I notice now is that while I am normally quite dry right before my period, tonight I had very thick vaginal discharge...almost like when you lose your mucus plug. Does this happening usually point towards or away from pregnancy? Of all times my vehicle is out of commision for a few days and I live 20 miles out of town. I will get an HPT as soon as I can but in the mean time this will drive me nuts!!! Thanks in advance for your help!
Vaginal discharge happens during puberty. It comes from your 'virginia' (you know what i mean). It can be white and appears yellowish on your undies. It ususally comes before your period. If you dont like the feeling, try wearing pantiliners, [if you have the guts to ask your mom for some]. If it is brown, green, itchy, burny, swollen, then u have an infection.
Hello, Such intermenstrual vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. It could also mean that for whatever reason during your last menses the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit. In some cases however there is cause for concern like cervical cancer, pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), menopause, or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia .
found some info................. Vaginal discharge is normal and vary during your menstrual cycle. Before ovulation (the release of the egg), there is A LOT of mucous produced, up to 30X more than after ovulation. It is also more liquid and elastic during that phase of your cycle. You may want to wear panty liner during that time. The things to be worried about include if the discharge have a yellow or green color, is clumpy similar to cottage cheese, or has a discouraging odor.
i have the same problem but my discharge makes me very itchy i apready went to my gyn doctor and i am waiting the result i am a little big scare my vaginal discharge its yellow-green itchy vagina discharge and also look white at simple view but its really yellow green
Keep them clean with baby whipes or peroxide to fight any bacteria, and use neosporine at night time. During the day feels all mushy and grose, so I wouldnt use it during the day. :-) I'd refrain from sex until they heal.. you dont want to irrate what's already irritated, you know? It shouldnt take more than a few days for the pain to go away. Dont be afraid to ask questions... You can't shock us. :-) We've heard everything. hehe.
This is a question I never could ask my Dr. but I had menopause at 35. During that year periods were infrequent and scant but very embarrassing smell when I went to the washroom...not talking a mild odor but a strong unhealthy stench that would consume the room. Its over now but I have never heard of anyone speak of this as a normal thing with menopause - could I have stopped having periods due to an infection or something worse?
How often does endometriosis return, and can it be a complication after menopause begins? Watery vaginal discharge getting worse in last 5 days. Spotting only Jan 15 and Jan 21 (about 1 tsp) coming at the end of what seemed like "pre-period" cramping, and on recent 3 mo cycle (with the exception of skipping Oct), which is what prompted tests. Menopause is still new to me, and I'd like to understand if some or all of these symptoms are common. Thank you.
In other words, if your period is late you might get a brown, rather than red, discharge. It could also mean that for whatever reason during your last menses the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit. In some cases however there is cause for concern like cervical cancer, pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), menopause, or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia .
Hello, Such vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. In other words, if your period is late you might get a brown, rather than red, discharge. It could also mean that for whatever reason during your last menses the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit. In some cases however there is cause for concern like cervical cancer, pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), menopause, or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia .
Diagnostic tests including culture and microscopic exam of vaginal discharge, pap smear and urine and blood studies (including hormone levels) may be done to help with the diagnosis. . Keep the area dry. Wear cotton panties. Check and see if you can identify any personal care items that could be causing the itch. If yes, stop using them. If you have a family history of diabetes, get this investigated. Hence first you will have to find the cause of itch. The treatment will depend on the cause.
I finally went to my OB in the beginning of November who did some tests on me and said that I was experiencing menopause. I'm 25 and my son is only 1 1/2. No freakin way! He put me on Hormones (which by the way can cause every cancer in the book) and said that I will feel better within a day, but did not want to take Mirena out. I said ok and went on my way. I talked to many people for advice who told me to get it taken out right away and go off of the hormones.
Hello, Brown vaginal discharge is most often associated with old endometrial tissues. In other words, if your period is late you might get a brown, rather than red, discharge. It could also mean that for whatever reason during your last menses the entire uterine lining failed to make a timely exit. In some cases however there is cause for concern like cervical cancer, pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), menopause, or sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia .
Hi: Just read about your discharge. I'm 67 and been through menopause for 21 years, about 6 weeks ago, I started spotting this yellowish light tanish stuff, went to Dr. did a endometiricias (sp) test, came back benign, did a vaginal ultraound it was O.K. but having breast cancer 23 years ago, he says I do have a fybroid tumor which also is benign, so he suggusted a Hysterectomy, are you still spotting? would love to hear more about this, thanks!
I have never had an std, or any kind of feminine problems, well, except in menopause during which time I had unusually heavy bleeding. Otherwise, I've never had bad cramping, and could time my periods almost to the minute. There is an unusual smell, but I wouldn't describe it was "foul.
Excessive vaginal discharge is not normally an abnormality caused by HRT. More commonly it may be sign of vaginitis. I recommend that you be evaluated by your gynecologist or family practice doctor.
I am 47 years old and have not reached menopause yet but have been having peri-menopause symptoms for several years now. My periods have become more frequent, sometimes 2 in one month, the duration of my periods are longer and at times I have pretty heavy bleeding, changing a pad several times in one hour. I dont have bleeding between periods.
I'VE HAD THIS TERRILE SMELLING VAGINAL DISCHARGE FOR A WHILE NOW. IT SMELLS LIKE AMMONIA OR DEAD RAT AT TIMES. I'VE BEEN TO MY OBGYN AND THE PAP AND CULTURE TEST CAME BACK NEGATIVE. WHAT CAN BE WRONG. I TAKE A BATH TWICE A DAY. IT'S VERY DEPRESSING. I'M MARRIED AND I FIND MYSELF AVOIDING SEX BECAUSE I'M AFRAID HE WILL SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE SMELL.
Hi, ive been having a problem for a few months now, i have been to 5 different obgyn's to find out why this is happening. I have severe vaginal itching, I have been tested for all STD's, and for a yeast infection. all negitive. then i changed all my undies and clothes to loose fitting and 100% cotton undies ( or none at all on) and i still cant stop itching, i stopped haveing sex, use cetafil to clease or just water at times.
Does anyone experience vaginal tears from just peeing, going to the bathroom, wiping yourself, or from sex? This happens frequently to me and it is very painful - I have gone to the doctor but all they give me is some ointment that does not help (steriod ointment).
We were all wondering what is causin our vaginal fissures or cuts. They are like paper cuts and are very painful. I have recently gotten a biopsy done and I don't get the results back til AUgust 1st. Just wanted to keep this going so we can all try and help eachother.
I just went in for the herpes swab for a cut as well, and the gyn told me it would be a few weeks for the results. i cant sleep im so worried, but this site helped ease my mind alot. I'm not sure.. it could still be herpes but heres whats up. I noticed this cut a few months back, around the time i got this HORRIBLE yeast infection. the yeast infection lasted two months, i had to go to 3 drs to get it diagnosed. finally the dermo did it.
HI DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF DISCHARGE OR DOES YOUR VAGINAL AREA STAY WET ALL THE TIME?IF SO THEY MIGHT BE VAGINAL WARTS.THEY WILL APPEAR IF WOMEN ARE MORE WETTER THAN OTHERS.ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF THAT COULD BE IT,THEY ARE NOT THE SAME AS HERPES,THATS WHY THAT OINTMENT DIDN'T HELP THEM.ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF THERE IS SOME THING ELSE YOU CAN USE,IF THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE.I AM NOT A DOCTOR.I AM ONLY GIVING YOU MY OPPINION.TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF.
and as mentioned by your doctor- menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen during menopause causes vaginal dryness leading to itchiness. Try to avoid irritants and discuss hormone management with your doctor. Additional tests like getting your hormone levels may also be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
Started 17 days ago with some dark discharge blackish brown then it went to pale red with some blood clots but mostly was just spotting never saturated a pad. Just notice with wiping. About 4 days ago I seemed to to START what felt like an actual period. Heavier flow. Normal for me. But cramping especially if I am, up trying to do stuff. But I was awaken today by cramps, so it had nothing to do with physical activity.
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