Cheri, There are structural and neurological changes in the female anatomy in women your age that can cause stress related urinary incontinence. Medications are available to help with this in many cases. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about it.
Oops, A discharge during long periods of exercise, such as with long runs, is often related to changes in the vaginal pH. Yeast, or Candida, is the usual culprit, but other bacterial infections, such as Gardnerella can be causing the problem, too. If OTC meds don't solve the problem, you need to see your doc or NP for a differential diagnosis. The type of fabric of your running shorts can harbor moisture and worsten the problem. Coolmax is a must for women on long runs. Some biking shorts have antibacterial properties in the fabric, too. You can usually find them at most bike shops. Buzzy
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