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What does dark vaginal discharge in a post menopausal woman indicate?

I am a 62 year old female who has been post menopausal for about 8-10 years. Recently, (in the last few days), I am experiencing a dark vaginal discharge with a foul odor. It leaves a dark stain in my underwear and yesterday had a sticky consistency.
Thu, 10 Jan 2019
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Hi,

Postmenopausal bleeding has to be evaluated thoroughly. It can be a sign of cervical or uterine cancer. Consult a gynecologist and get evaluated. You have to get an ultrasound and Pap smear.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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