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Mucus plug after stopping birth control

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Very thick: It is very thick in response to the progestin dominant component of the birth control. Natural progesterone also can thicken the mucous, natural est... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Cervical mucus: Yes the mucus thickens up preventing the egg from being fertilized.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Probably vaginal secretion. Why hard to say. Looks like you have problem remembering your pills. Suggest you seek another birth control method
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Nexplanon and all progestin methods of birth control prevent pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus, preventing entry of sperm. It makes complete ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Skip period: Sounds like the expected withdrawal bleeding. I would let the period finish it's course. Use contraception in the meantime (condoms) and start the p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: The pill works to suppress ovulation, modulate the lining of the inside and thicken the cervical mucous. Some women will still occasionally ovulate o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Irregular periods following introduction of hormonal birth control is very common. It reflects your body's efforts to recalibrate hormones with new le... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Sns: Once you stop the birth control it takes the body 3 days to regulate itself so will be abnormal to have breakthrough bleeding and or irregular periods... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 28 years experience
About to deliver: A pregnant woman's mucus plug is expelled just prior to delivery. It is present to help block bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy. So... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Semantics: The cervical mucous becomes thin and watery around the time of ovulation. If there were to be thick mucous (i.e. A plug) in the cervix, it may very w... Read More
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