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mucus plug after stopping birth control

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Le
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Evaluation: Hello Lisa, From your description it may be many different things including bacterial versus fungal infection, fistula ( hole between two canals) and ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Why : The "why" questions in medicine are often unanswerable. Your question specifically is your experience and does not in any way represent disease.
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It just is: The vaginal secretions made when aroused that make a girl "wet" can simply be similar in consistency with the secretions made when ovulating.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cervical mucus: Yes the mucus thickens up preventing the egg from being fertilized.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No: No, it has no effect on birth control.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
31 years experience Internal Medicine
It...: This can happen for no reason. It may simply be a normal vaginal discharge
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucus like period: Check urine blood HCG, sometimes the pill does not work. Note sometimes with pills there is a decrease/ack of periods.Also check thyroid, prolacti ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missing period?: A missing period (amenorrhea) is always a cause for concern and needs investigation by a GYN MD. If pregnancy is not a concern then there are other me ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chloeanne Georgia
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood on TP: If the blood is coming from your vagina, you may be spotting, which can be common in patients who take their birth control pills every single day and ... Read More
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