BioTE Pellet HRT - Vaginal Discharge

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Hello....new to this group. I am 53 years of age, going through menopause for years. I just started BioTE pellet HRT in August and ever since I have had a thick, white stringy rubbery like vaginal discharge ( sorry thats the best I can describe) . No order, no burning, no smell, itches just a tad at times but nothing major. I have had 2 vaginal exams, one by my primary care doctor, and another by OBGYN doctor who both tested for yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichromanas ( sexually transmitted) and both tests came back negative on all 3. My pellet Dr. ( different from the above doctors) told me that the hormones being added will cause much more vaginal moisture/lubrication which will cause some milky white discharge which is normal. Yes I have noticed this but what is the other discharge I am experiencing? No one has any answers for me and I am frustrated. Has anyone going through pellet HRT experienced this? Thank you in advance.

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    Interesting post. You mentioned estrogen and testosterone pellets, but not Progesterone. I'm going to assume you have a uterus and therefore are taking progesterone orally. If not you can correct me.

    You're physicians are correct that hormone replacement should produce moisture to your vaginal canal. Therefore yes, some discharge is normal, much like we had it in our non menopausal years. However, the stringy, rubbery vaginal discharge you are describing is normally a product of progesterone in our cycle. It's one of the things woman look for when they use the rhythm method of birth control. Are you taking progesterone?

    That's where I'd start to look.

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      Thank you gailannie! YES...I do take a 200 mg Progesterone pill at night. This explains it and I somewhat had a feeling that the Progesterone might be the culprit! Odd that a OBGYN did not think of this, but then again the OBGYN I saw is with Kaiser Permanente and they do not believe in HRT at all. Perhaps my pellet doctor did tell me this but I don't recall, I just recall her telling me about the added moisture and lubrication. I feel so much better now! Question? As I progress with my HRT and Progesterone, as I have only been doing this since August will this subside or will I always have this discharge as long as I am taking Progesterone? I am thinking the latter:(

      Thanks again for taking he time to read and respond to my post.

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    Hi Donna

    Although I haven't started this yet I was considering it, the booTs pellet therapy.

    Can you say if it has helped you so far? One of the providers suggested ivgive it a try.

    Can it help with overall low mood or is it just the physical symptoms?

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Also, did they run saliva or blood test and do they hopefully prescribe dosing based on symptoms?

    Thanks

    Xo

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      Hi mauiblue.......I have had one full pellet insertion with one "boost" a couple months late. My next full pellet treatment will be in December. For me, when I first started with my first set, I was VERY moody, like my heart was going to jump out of my chest. I was very irritable, BUT that is to be expected when you have gone as long as I have with ZERO estrogen and ZERO testosterone in my system, then all of sudden you have back in your system. Your body has to adjust. I'm good now and over all I sleep better, my libido is MUCH improved as well as vaginal moisture, my moods are better, NO hot flashes anymore and I just feel better. They run a very detailed blood panel on your first. They check everything, then based on what they find they either move forward with the pellets and they go conservatively at first with the pellets ( they can always add more estrodials or testosterone , but once inserted they cant be taken out!) At any rate, I would say its worth it without a doubt. I think with every treatment it gets better and better. Some healthcare providers ( ie: Kaiser) don't believe in HRT, they just tell you that you are going through menopause and to deal with it. I dealt with it sooooo long and then a girlfriend of mine told me about the BioTe pellet treatment I am glad she did! Good luck and I would love to hear from you if you decide to move forward and what you think.

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