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I'm 53 and in menopause (haven't had a period for 2 1/2 years). Whew! Or so I thought. Now I've had two months solid of egg white discharge and what feels like the ovulation cramping I used to get, on one side. What's up? Is my body trying to spit out a few excess hormones? I'd like it to stop. (I've been told by my doc that I shouldn't take any hormone therapy due to familial cancer and my own melanoma.)
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replied May 19th, 2009
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This you may want to Ask the Doctor at the top of this page...It is unfamiliar subject for me.....I wonder if you can stop anything during Menopause?...Kind of goes it course...

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replied July 2nd, 2009
Ovulation-like discharge
I'm 52, my period stopped about ten months ago and I'm experiencing similar discharge, although mine only lasts a few days at a time (as it did when I was still ovulating). I've been told that it is actually possible to ovulate without having a period, and I did perform an ovulation test with my fertility monitor a few month ago, and it showed the normal progression of hormones until it indicated ovulation. I was told that a false-positive can be caused by post-menopause hormone changes, but in that case,the fertility monitor should have shown a consistent surge, not a gradual increase. I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation - especially since your discharge has been continuous. I hope someone out there can provide us with information...
(P.S.: I've also had the ph-induced 'infections/irritation, but the discharge is typically not egg white-like in appearance/texture.
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replied July 14th, 2009
I'm 52 and four years into menopause. This happened to me in October of last year - no period and only lasted just over a week. I went to GP who tried to persuade me it was probably just a mild infection but I know it was ovulation! or at least exactly the same process I always got at ovulation. I didn't get a period. Now it's happening again - the same as ever - clear to egg white discharge, thick then stretchy then thinner, no bad odour (which might indicate an infection) - now I have the same pain and tenderness that I always got with ovulation.
My GP is adamant that ovulation post menopause can't happen as is every site I've found on internet, yet I really think I know my body after so many years.
If you find an answer do pass it on! Anyone else out there experienced similar?
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replied May 23rd, 2012
Hi - I am new user of this site and what happened to you is identical to my situation. After 2 years without a period I got all the symptoms of ovulation - draggy sensation in the lower belly and very tender breasts.I also had a day of clear white-ish discharge, now today a bleed - but dark brown in colour. I got to wait 2 weeks to see the doc so I will let you know what she says. Like you I have not seen anything online about ovulation after the meno
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replied March 24th, 2014
I think they body know it would have a cycle during this time. My mother get a monthly period pimple! the body knows before we are born when we will start & when we will stop.... so I think its a memory reaction.
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replied July 14th, 2009
Me, too!
Can't believe what I am reading, because I am going through the same thing. I am 52 years old, still having menstrual periods , but they getting shorter with lighter bleeding, and turning quickly into an "egg white" discharge which I used to have only at ovulation. It would be great if an OB-GYN or endocrinologist could see these posts and enlighten us as to what is happening. I have a history of polycystic ovarian syndrome and hashimotos thyroiditis (and menstrual migraines) and wondered if anyone else with "egg white discharge" had these endocrinological abberations as well.
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replied February 9th, 2010
Same here!
I am going through the same thing. I'll be 54 in May, and in the last week and a half have had all the symptoms of ovulation - discharge, sore breasts, breakouts. My blood test last June showed me as post-menopausal. What gives?
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replied June 12th, 2010
ovulation after menopause
Hey there... me, too. I'm 55 and haven't had a period in 14 months. Now I have discharge characteristic of ovulation, together with tightness across the lower abdomen and slight breast tenderness. Glad to see that others out there have had this happen. Has been going on about a week now. R.A.
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replied July 25th, 2010
discharge menapause
I'm 53- no period for sure for a year, since last may I have time with the same type of discharge you all mentioned. Went to the MD- they did an-internal examine found an enlarged ovary. Since I had breast cancer in 2002 -they don't take chances. Had an ultrasound- had a abnormal scan- They wanted to do biop. I said no- I did internal therapuetic frankencense for three month, another scan - things back to normal- still get ovarary pain and discharge like a period. I'll keep using the frankenscne just in case, feel free to email me for the good source of therapeutic frankencince( sp?) I also use oils for hot flashes. seems to help me
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replied January 24th, 2013
Hi, Thankyou all for your posts, its very helpful to know !!!! I am experiencing the same discharge thingy , very heavy flow , I'm 49 years old and was put into early menapause due to my Chemo i had for Breast Cancer back in 2009 !! have not had a period since !! I was really worried as i thought it could be the cancer again - thought it was cervical - but went to my GP had blood tests, scans and all normal .. So was at a loss as to WHY this was happening !! but now i know ... I am interested however in the frankensence thing - if you would be so king as to email me the info i would be grateful ... Many thanks Smile
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replied September 4th, 2010
Me, too!
I'm 55 - no period for 2 1/2 years and I have the same thing. Happened three times last year and once this year. I get a menopausal migraine when it stops just like I had when I got my period. I am also 3 punds heavier during these times. My endometrial lining is thicker than it should be but I had a biopsy last January and all was fine. Too much estrogen stimulation my dr. thinks...
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replied November 15th, 2010
discharge
I am having the same problem as all of you above.
If anyone can tell me what is the answer please email be at
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replied November 23rd, 2010
Ovulation after menopause
Same thing has happened to me! 2 1/2 years of no period (I just turned 57) and then all the EXACT symptoms of ovulation - clear, egg-white discharge, tender breasts, breakouts! I had my thyroid removed 30 years ago and recently had my thyroid replacement medication increased. I'm thinking that the hormones responsible were "awakened" somehow and one last egg got released. To be safe, I have seen the doctor and am scheduled for an ultrasound. It's good to hear others with the same problem!
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replied January 31st, 2011
I'm 53 and have had no period for almost 5 years (blood tests have confirmed I'm post menopause)and having the exact same symptoms as all of you, discharge, swollen breasts, bloating. But also having hot flashes too! I had thyroid cancer 4 yrs ago and my synthroid dose hasn't changed and my levels are always pretty much the same, so I can't imagine that is the issue. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one. I had heard discharges after menopause was abnormal.
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replied April 16th, 2011
Post menopausal ovulation induced by dental material compounds
I HAVE A THEORY. I have always been very aware and observant of my body and how it is affected. What you all have described has happened to me this past week for the first time and I believe it has been caused by dental adhesive material that was out in my mouth a few days before I began experiencing the exact symptoms you all have cited. I am 54 years old and probably have reached menopause--no more periods, hot flashes, night sweats, no discharge, dry vaginally, smaller in the private area and breasts...pretty apparent that I have little or no estrogen. I joke, I have become like an 8 year girl again. That is, however, until I had dental work done last Friday and a temporary filling material was put into and onto my tooth as I await the porcelain crown that will be permanently put on in a few weeks. The name of the material is Fermit and after doing research at valid websites I have learned the compounds that go into it and probably most dental polymer materials have estrogenic effects!!! I am trying to research this further as I believe this odd occurrence of having symptoms of ovulation, have been brought on or caused by the estrogenic effects of this dental material, in my case. These polymer compounds csn be found in most dental work, composite fillings, veneers, dentures, etc., whichI think are possible vehicles for exposures. Research on your own and make your own determination. I will see my gyn in 4 days so she can confirm by exam and possibly lab that my body is hormonally different than when I saw her 5 months ago. I will then have the temporary filling compound removed and permanent crown put on. I fully expect that this artificially created ovulation and all the symptoms, will cease. I could be wrong but I don't think so. The correlation and timing of this condition and my dental work is too strong to doubt or brush aside as not being a possibility. I would love to hear if anyone recalls a correlation of exposure of some type of material and the onset of this condition.
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replied March 29th, 2012
hi its strange you say this the same thing happened to me and i have just had a tempory filling in
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replied October 25th, 2012
Ovulation symptoms after menopause
Oddly enough, I am having the same symptoms and have recently had dental work done. Probably would have never put the 2 together if I would not have read your post. Going to do some research on this myself. Thanks for posting/
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replied October 31st, 2012
Ovulation after menopause
I had a dental Xray last week and then suddenly all the same symptoms...Have not had a period for 16 months and then stringy egg white discharge - and no hot flushes - and tenderness around the breasts....I am 59 and really do not want another period!!
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replied April 16th, 2011
Post menopausal ovulation induced by dental material compounds
I HAVE A THEORY. I have always been very aware and observant of my body and how it is affected. What you all have described has happened to me this past week for the first time and I believe it has been caused by dental adhesive material that was out in my mouth a few days before I began experiencing the exact symptoms you all have cited. I am 54 years old and probably have reached menopause--no more periods, hot flashes, night sweats, no discharge, dry vaginally, smaller in the private area and breasts...pretty apparent that I have little or no estrogen. I joke, I have become like an 8 year girl again. That is, however, until I had dental work done last Friday and a temporary filling material was put into and onto my tooth as I await the porcelain crown that will be permanently put on in a few weeks. The name of the material is Fermit and after doing research at valid websites I have learned the compounds that go into it and probably most dental polymer materials have estrogenic effects!!! I am trying to research this further as I believe this odd occurrence of having symptoms of ovulation, have been brought on or caused by the estrogenic effects of this dental material, in my case. These polymer compounds csn be found in most dental work, composite fillings, veneers, dentures, etc., whichI think are possible vehicles for exposures. Research on your own and make your own determination. I will see my gyn in 4 days so she can confirm by exam and possibly lab that my body is hormonally different than when I saw her 5 months ago. I will then have the temporary filling compound removed and permanent crown put on. I fully expect that this artificially created ovulation and all the symptoms, will cease. I could be wrong but I don't think so. The correlation and timing of this condition and my dental work is too strong to doubt or brush aside as not being a possibility. I would love to hear if anyone recalls a correlation of exposure of some type of material and the onset of this condition.
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replied June 5th, 2011
I am only 25 but started menopause 5 years ago after I had my son. It sounds odd and all but I have been to specialists and what not, 3rd and 4th opinions, and yes I have actually gone through menopause. I had all the normal symptoms of menopause up until about last week. I normally have vaginal dryness and hot flashes, night sweats the whole nine. Last week it all just suddenly stopped. I am bloated beyond belief bra is a lot tighter and discharge that was normal before my period. any answers yet?

thanks ladies.
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replied June 5th, 2011
To all of you--I shared my experience above (Kcs23) which is continuing--the clear ovulation like discharge has stopped but I can feel both my ovaries are twinging and giving me pain along with low abdominal cramping and backache and tenderness and bloating and now breakthrough bleeding. About a month ago my gynecologist did do an ultrasound and found that TWO eggs had been produced by my ovaries! Something very powerfully estrogenic had produced this. I have never been on hrt or used any type of hormonal product. She got a picture of that and told me I should probably have bleeding or a period in two weeks. It took 3 weeks to have a period but two weeks after that I have now started spotting and am having the symptoms I cited at the beginning of this reply. AGAIN, I ask every woman with these symptoms who has gone through menopause HAVE YOU HAD ANY EXPOSURE TO DENTAL MATERIALS OR EVEN PLASTICS THAT YOU MAY HAVE INGESTED IN A LARGE AMOUNT? Crowns, fillings, implants. Even the adhesives could cause a reaction because all of these dental compounds are in your mouth and can leach constantly into your saliva, which you swallow, they would be able to put a high concentration of bisphenols into your system. And, if you check it out online you will see a wealth of valid, medical studies/research implicating bisphenols and plastics in a myriad of serious health problems. Cited over and over again is the ESTROGENIC EFFECT OF BISPHENOLS on reproductive system and even in the cause of breast cancer. In my case, I clearly have seen a cause and effect relationship with my reproductive system and dental compounds. I am disappointed that women doctors don't take a stronger interest in advocating for the rest of us. It must be fear of the plastics industry. Canada has outlawed the use of bisphenols. Bravo to them for their courage and shame on those in this country (and Germany--used to say there were problems and changed their mind last year but they are huge manufacturers of dental compounds) who are purposely turning a blind eye to the health hazards caused by plastics to put money in their pockets. The health of society, and even children( as bisphenols are in so many products they use, and even dental sealents put into their mouths) is of no concern when it comes to profitability for corporations and shareholders. It is criminal. Tsk, tsk to the medical field for knowing about these hazards and not taking a stand. I await the day when the industry comes clean with the truth. Anyway, search your mind and memory for the possibility that there is a link of plastic compound ingestion in anyway that might be related to the timing of your problems. I am looking at having all dental compounds removed from my mouth to be replaced with an alternative material, and there aren't choices, except for maybe gold.
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replied September 17th, 2011
Hi, I'm 58 and haven't had a period for about 5 years. However I've had twinges in my ovaries just like ovulation pain, plus discharge and weight gain for the last few days, and was feeling concerned. I was astounded to read your theory about dental materials, as just 2 weeks ago I had preparation for a dental implant, with stitches and some type of plastic coating. I would never had made the connection, but I'll certainly mention this to my orthodontist. Hopefully the symptoms won't last long - menopause is very liberating!
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replied March 2nd, 2012
vaginal discharge
This response sounds like it was written by a lawyer trying to plant seeds to recruit clients for a class action lawsuit.
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replied June 8th, 2012
Post menopausal cramping and discharge after dental treatment!
Hi,
Thank you Kcs23 for your health awareness.

For the last week I have suddenly been having cramping pains around my left ovary and down in the uterus + small amounts of watery yellow discharge - it feels just like I ovulated and have a period coming. This comes 4 years after a very ordinary healthy menopause in 2008 free of any worrying symptoms.

The only thing I've done different recently? I had a large 'Cerec' plastics based composite filling put in a tooth exactly 8 days before my new symptoms started. Coincidence? I'm beginning not to think so!

I have written to my dentist asking for a breakdown of the components of the Cerec filling but my research tells me they usually contain Bisphenol A.

I'll post again if I get any more useful info!

thank you again, I would never had made this possible connection otherwise.
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replied June 8th, 2012
Post menopausal cramping and discharge after dental treatment!
Hi,
Thank you Kcs23 for your health awareness.

For the last week I have suddenly been having cramping pains around my left ovary and down in the uterus + small amounts of watery yellow discharge - it feels just like I ovulated and have a period coming. This comes 4 years after a very ordinary healthy menopause in 2008 free of any worrying symptoms.

The only thing I've done different recently? I had a large 'Cerec' plastics based composite filling put in a tooth exactly 8 days before my new symptoms started. Coincidence? I'm beginning not to think so!

I have written to my dentist asking for a breakdown of the components of the Cerec filling but my research tells me they usually contain Bisphenol A.

I'll post again if I get any more useful info!

thank you again, I would never had made this possible connection otherwise.
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replied January 25th, 2014
I am flabbergasted...could not believe what I was reading. Not only your post, but many of the posts on this forum from 50-something ladies with exactly the same symptoms. And then I read your post, and the lights and bells went off. I had an old filling removed, and re-filled last July. Within a month, two migraines (uncharacteristic for me), light abdominal cramping (last period 2008),unusually-high stressed-out moments (like old pre-menopausal days), and now sudden abnormal discharge with ovulation-reminiscent pain...I FEEL THIS IS NO COINCIDENCE. You may very well be on to something. Thank you for posting and sharing! I will be doing my own investigation, and as a nurse, will pursue this like a pitbull. More to follow.
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replied July 27th, 2011
wow, reading the above answer makes me wonder too.I am a 50 year old woman who hasn't had a period in over 2 years.Was told by the doc. i was finished but this week have had symptoms like having a period.. no bleeding just swollen abdomen, sore back and swollen sore breasts. I also have been at the dentist lately having a crown done and awaiting the final crown fitting, so now I wonder if it is related?
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replied November 11th, 2011
Oh my! I'm 55 and just had a period after 2 years (two weeks ago)along with sore breasts and PMS symptoms. The ultrasound on Tuesday showed nothing to worry about but showed a follicle forming on right ovary! Endometrial biopsy came back ok. I lost 15 pounds two months ago on 18 day diet, so ob/gyn had chalked it up to estrogen flush from the weight loss. I just had dental work last month and a new crown put in. Now I am wondering what is causing this. Calling dentist monday!
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replied November 21st, 2011
Hi ladies, I too have this white thick sometimes stretchy non odouress discharge, sometimes its clear, sometimes its itchey, Vagisil cream is perfect for any feminine irritation, it really works for me, I am 47 and been perimenopausal for a few years, I have ovulation pain, then 2 weeks later abdominal pain, I think a period is coming and no I get white discharge, ladies, I must tell you about Grapefruits, I started eating One everyday day and my periods returned, I had 2 in a month, I googled grapefruits and they actually stimulate oestrogen hormone and some reports say grapefruits may cause breast cancer in post menopausal ladies, so I dont eat them now, as they stirred up my hormones beyond belief.. also I tried natural progesterone cream for a year to relieve perimenopause symptons and that gave me a breast cyst, scary stuff, 2 months after not using the progesterone cream and the breast cyst went... I think all info we know and experience is good to share, hope it helps.. on Thursday I have a well woman check and hope all is still good.
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replied December 5th, 2011
Ovulation postmenopause
I'm 55 and am having the same exact experience with what is undoubtedly ovulation. In looking around online I found that, of all things, grapefruit "increases circulating estrogen." Now, I did have grapefruit a couple of times before and during this unexpected (have been two years period-free) ovulation, and so now will try NOT having any and see what happens.
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replied July 1st, 2012
Hi All,
Thanks for your posts. I am 50 years old and 2 and 1/2 years post-menopausal and this is the second time this year I have felt the familiar little twinge on one side of my abdomen and then the usual thick, clear and stringy ovulation discharge. What also goes along with it for me is increased sexual arousal and feeling alive again in that arena. So I don't mind it at all! But I have been curious as, you're all right, it doesn't fit any definition or explanation of menopause that I've been able to find so I went online today to see if anyone else experiences this. The grapefruit and dental adhesive explanations are intriguing. For sure something stimulates ovulation post-menopausal and I wouldn't be surprised at all if one reason is estrogenic like factors in our environment. My personal explanation was more on the mind-body-spirit side. The first time this happened to me (5 months ago), I was deeply wishing that I had had a little baby girl.The second time this happened I was away in a retreat center and had just received a whole body reiki healing (a hands on energy form of healing) and feeling very whole and healthy in my body. I also had a sexual dream which is rare for me these days. So estrogen must have definitely been flowing! And I did eat a grapefruit which I rarely eat (but just one, so I can't imagine that would have affected me!). I think by the volume of these posts it is clear that ovulation happens post-menopausally, we all know our bodies. To me it is a celebration that I am still "juicy". But because of the previous posts about dental work, I would encourage us to see if there are alternatives that don't have the high levels of bisphenols. And avoid plastic exposures.
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replied July 1st, 2012
ovulation 2 and a half years post-menopausal
Hi All,
Thanks for your posts. I am 50 years old and 2 and 1/2 years post-menopausal and this is the second time this year I have felt the familiar little twinge on one side of my abdomen and then the usual thick, clear and stringy ovulation discharge. What also goes along with it for me is increased sexual arousal and feeling alive again in that arena. So I don't mind it at all! But I have been curious as, you're all right, it doesn't fit any definition or explanation of menopause that I've been able to find so I went online today to see if anyone else experiences this. The grapefruit and dental adhesive explanations are intriguing. For sure something stimulates ovulation post-menopausal and I wouldn't be surprised at all if one reason is estrogenic like factors in our environment. My personal explanation was more on the mind-body-spirit side. The first time this happened to me (5 months ago), I was deeply wishing that I had had a little baby girl.The second time this happened I was away in a retreat center and had just received a whole body reiki healing (a hands on energy form of healing) and feeling very whole and healthy in my body. I also had a sexual dream which is rare for me these days. So estrogen must have definitely been flowing! And I did eat a grapefruit which I rarely eat (but just one, so I can't imagine that would have affected me!). I think by the volume of these posts it is clear that ovulation happens post-menopausally, we all know our bodies. To me it is a celebration that I am still "juicy". But because of the previous posts about dental work, I would encourage us to see if there are alternatives that don't have the high levels of bisphenols. And avoid plastic exposures.
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