Ask the Nurse

I am 54 years old and I have regular gynecological exams. The last one was in May and all was fine. I have no uterus, but I do still have both ovaries. I have started with some of the peri-menopause symptoms, mostly hot flashes. Last month I noticed a lot of vaginal discharge (clear, no odor) a few days of the month. Odd for me because I never had it before. I actually feel the discharge. No other symptoms. How concerned should I be?

Any woman with a hysterectomy who has symptoms should be examined and have blood work done to check for FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and estradiol. You may be in perimenopause with surges in estrogen levels.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health nurse

September 19, 2016 at 10:30am