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Dr Ted Manos, Board Certified OB/GYN
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Im 43 year old female and having been suffering from vaginal

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im 43 year old white female and having been suffering from vaginal discharges for years..... everything from yeast and bv.....cuurrntly its a cre***** *****, no odor no itching or burning...last visit dr says my body is getting ready for menopause.... do u agree and what can I do to help minimize these discharges....really bothersome
Marie
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Manos, MD, board certified obgyn. You're only 43 years young, and menopause might not be for 10 or more years. You don't have any signs or symptoms suggesting infection. At this stage of your menstrual cycles the balance of hormones like estrogen and progesterone can change and the secretions of the vaginal lining can change. Discharge doesn't always mean somethings wrong. Tell me, when did you have your last period and has this secretion changed from day to or since the period? Do you need a panty liner?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
period finished about 4 days ago....wear liners all month long except for when on period then I use tampons...discharge seems to be more before and after but there is a discharge all the time
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.

Do you use some form of contraception and have your periods been heavier of late or a change in period discomfort?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tubes were tied 14 yrs ago and yes periods have gotten heavier over the past few years with cramping and clumping
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.

It's possible you're not ovulating regularly and your cycles are always estrogen all month instead of progesterone two weeks each cycle. How's your weight been over recent years?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no weight issues been small all my life with exceptions of pregnancies I weigh 110 and 5ft 4 in
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.

Well the weight is good. Fat cells actually convert cholesterol into estrogen and that throws things off. You might ask a Gyn doctor if you could take some progesterone based pills that may reduce the discharge of some type of cleansing douche off and on. Even a vinegar based douche but I think some progesterone would work better.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank u
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome