• Frances S Reyes Frances S Reyes
    March 25, 2009
    I'm 50 years old and observing a strange mucus.
    Frances S Reyes Frances S Reyes
    March 25, 2009

    I have used the Billings method for all my married life and it worked great. But after almost a year without a menstrual period, I recently observed a heavy mucus with an almost yellow color. I have no itching, no bad odor, no fever and no pain while urinating, but a weak pain in my right ovary. Is this a possible ovulation, or is it normal?

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  • Sandy Greenquist
    Health Pro
    March 26, 2009
    Sandy Greenquist
    Health Pro
    March 26, 2009

    Hi Frances,  After such a long stretch with no period, the chances are small-but not absent- that you ovulated, causing the mucus discharge.  The right ovarian discomfort does make one wonder.  More likely, this is the result of hormonal shift in your body.  As you approach and pass menopause, there is no predictability to the alterations and, therefore, you can't explain them in the same way as in prior years.  It is not unusual for a patient to come in reporting a sudden appearance of a discharge with no symptoms of infection.  The discharge generally disappears over time as the hormone levels continue to change.  Even though this sounds like it could be normal, if the ovarian discomfort continues, I strongly encourage you to see your gynecologist for an evaluation.  Lingering pain, even if minor, deserves follow-up.

    Good luck to you, Sandy


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