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Clear sticky discharge isn't any cause for concern by itself. It sounds like there may be some mucous coming from cervical glands as the uterus is shrinking further into menopause.
As long as there isn't any bleeding or any discomfort such as burning, itching or odor, a sticky clear discharge is perfectly safe to just observe.
With lack of estrogen in the menopause, the uterus gets smaller and smaller over time. During this time of shrinking, it's quite possible to have some mucous expelled from cervical glands in the process.
Another thing that can happen in the menopause is that thinning of the tissue can lead to some fluid seeping from the vaginal walls. But usually when I see this, it's more watery or thin than thick. Thicker clear discharge is almost always related to mucous secretion from glands on the cervix.
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Dear Dr C,
Thank you for your clear, positive answer. Just another thought has popped up, is there any advise for future health recommendations at this stage of life? Many thanks Linda