I saw a uro-gynecologist recently after months of treatment with my regular GYN. Was having persistent vulvar burning, BV (according to my GYN) and UTI's. Finally I decided to see a specialist and he told me that the discharge I have is "normal post menopausal discharge" not BV. I had always questioned whether I had BV since I didn't have the classic profuse smelly discharge. Just a little clear, glossy odorless discharge on occasion. It wouldn't even reach my panties but I could see it when I would pat the vaginal area with toilet paper when I peed. But my old GYN did a test each time I visited her for months and called the next day to say I needed to be on more meds for BV and to come back in 3 weeks. This new URO-GYN seems to think it was just normal. So, my question is "what is normal post menopausal discharge"?
PS: I was diagnosed by the URO-GYN with Vulvar Vestibulitis that was causing the burning. And my GYN and regular urologist diagnosed three UTI's this year. Ugh! I read that UTI's become more common after menopause.
I really do not know what is "normal" I think each person is different. If it does not have an offensive odor and is clear, I would say it was nothing to worry about.
I think that menopause makes our immune system a little more compromised, therefore, bringing on more infections. Have you tried drinking pure, cranberry juice, sometimes this can do wonders with your type of infection.
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