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Mucus type spotting after menopause

09/16/2008

Question:

For a year now I have had a small amount of a yellow-brown sticky vaginal discharge almost every day; it shows up late in the day/early evening. I`m four years past menopause, have mild prolapse, and a recent ultrasound that indicates a uterine fibroid. My doctor said the spotting may be related to the fibroid. Should I do some type of additional follow up? Spotting like this doesn`t seem normal, is it?

Answer:

Other conditions such as vaginitis and atrophic vaginitis can also produce a sticky discharge.  Presumably the ultrasound reported a normal endometrial thickness so that you do not need to be concerned about endometrial cancer or polyp.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati