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post-menopausal happenings!

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  • Posted By: Jane Ellen
  • February 26, 2009
  • 07:00 PM

I am past the menopause by five years, and after having little or no discharge now am having a dark yellow one. No way do I have an STD! Has anybody else had this and what was the outcome? Also, I have started to have recurrent cystitis (not caused by intercourse). Connection with the discharge or just normal for dryness? Help!:confused:

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  • It's basically a loss of the usual moist and soft feel of the lining of vaginal area which may be associated with itching and irritation. When your estrogen levels drop, your vaginal tissues start drying and become less elastic. Sex becomes uncomfortable, you may be more prone to infections, your vagina is frequently itchy and easily irritated, and, on the emotional side, you may feel older.As we said, vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy occur when your estrogen levels drop. Your vagina is usually very elastic, able to easily stretch for sex and childbirth. But as estrogen levels go down, your vaginal walls get thinner and lose some of their elasticity. Your vagina becomes dryer and takes longer to become lubricated. Finally, it may atrophy -- becoming somewhat smaller inwidth and length. This symptom may appear due to a sudden drop in estrogen(such as you do with surgical menopause), also, it can be experienced when going through a natural premature menopause. Either way, though, it's a veryunpleasant menopause symptom; it can be very emotionally upsetting when you're in your 20s or 30s.
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