Thanks for writing to us at DoctorSpring.com with your health concern.
Just a clear mucous vaginal discharge should NOT give you a scare for uterine cancer.
Is there any strongly positive family history of malignancies ?
As you have not had a period for 1 - 1.5 years, you are technically menopausal by definition.
After menopause, there could be some more common ( and less dangerous ! ) reasons for this discharge.
Firstly, due to hormone level fluctuations, you could be having a discharge as the hormones fluctuate.
Generally after menopause, hormone levels go down ( estrogen in particularly ) , making you prone to atrophic vaginitis ( dryness of the vagina leading to infection ) - however, infection has been ruled out in your case.
The other possibility is that this is just normal vaginal discharge, which might occur occasionally even after menopause - as it is non itchy, non odourous and not painful, infection seems least likely.
Uterine cancer would have a significant symptom of bleeding, as that is absent, cancer seems least likely, even if uterine cancer presents with just discharge, it would be foul smelling and dirty.
To have a reassurance, I think you should have a gynecological evaluation.
Have a thorough internal per speculum and per vaginum examination.
A pelvic ultrasound scan is a must to rule out uterine cancer, and other possible conditions. Also please get a Pap smear done.
Do not worry, as I do not think it is uterine cancer at all, but you need to be reassured and an annual gynec exam + Pap smear is a healthy routine for you.
All the best.
Please feel free to ask for further clarifications.
Patient replied :
Thank you for your response and reassurance. I have had a pelvic exam and Pap smear within the past five months, so I think I'm ok. I will continue to have them annually as you suggested. I will not hesitate to ask for another exam if the discharge changes in presentation.
I'm a worrier by nature and need to learn to relax and not jump to the worst possible conclusion.
Thanks again for your time and input.
More cheers to you then.
Continue having them annually, unless the discharge changes in colour / odour / amount or you have other ominous signs such as pain in abdomen, actual bleeding, weight loss etc.
Do not hesitate to discuss any such issues with me too anytime you might wish to.
Uterine cancer is a really far fetched conclusion to jump at, keeping in mind that your only issue is mild normal vaginal discharge.
All the best, and wish you good health always.