I need your input on vaginal discharge during menopause. When you’re going through menopause, you’ll have your period less often or less intensely before it finally shuts off. I know menopause isn’t an off switch but more a slow fade. When you’re going through menopause, you’ll see similar shifts in vaginal discharge like white and sticky to dry right before your period, but you may not see the clear and slippery phase for ovulation. Because I might not ovulate. However, when you’re going through menopause, there’s still a chance you’ll get pregnant.
And have a kid with a higher risk of health problems. Or multiples. As your eggs hit their expiration date, the body offsets it by releasing multiple eggs. What other vaginal discharge should I expect during menopause If it starts to smell sweet down there, you’re probably developing diabetes especially so if the urine smells sweet and looks like syrup too. A rash of repeated yeast infections can be a symptom of diabetes too. And your odds of adult onset diabetes go up with age. What else should I know.
With age, the vaginal discharge goes down, which is why older women tend to need lubrication, since the body doesn’t make as much. And while a lack of lubrication and make you more sensitive to yeast and bacterial infections, using too much lubrication can alter pH levels and do the same. You’ll know you have one of those infections by the foul smelling discharge if it is bacterial and the fish smell with yellow and solid masses if yeast based. Fortunately, I haven’t had to do a smell test to see what is wrong.
Vaginal Discharge During Menopause
If you get red or brown vaginal discharge, you’ll probably want to talk to a doctor. We already discussed how your period fades away at this age. Yes, but red blood that’s constant indicates lesions or a serious infection, while brown blood can be a period that’s not complete or internal bleeding. Okay, that’s a reason to talk to the doctor. And just because you don’t have to use birth control anymore doesn’t mean you don’t have to use birth control. Menopause is all natural birth control. Just because you can’t get pregnant anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get a sexually.