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Since my last period ended 10 days ago, I have had a watery,

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Since my last period ended 10 days ago, I have had a watery, smelly, brownish discharge off and on since (for almost 2 weeks now). I'm 45 years old and maybe this is the start of menopause? Not sure. My last Pap and HPV test was done about 18 months ago and both came back clear, so my doctor said I could wait 5 years now. I have not had intercourse in several years now and am very concerned with this brown discharge. Should I make an appointment or wait a little longer to see if it clears up?
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No pain. Periods are regular and very heavy flows.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing, other than I'm on Thyroid medication since my levels have been low since I've been a teenager.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Norbert Scheufele replied 1 year ago.


the discharge can have a hormonal reason, but also be caused by an infection. So I would strongly recommend a checkup by your OB/GYN, this is the only way to be on the safe side. Treatment then depends on the result.

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