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A 44-year-old female asked:

for past month i have been having a yellow mucous like discharge. what could be cause?

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Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of changes in discharge including hormonal/diet changes, overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial and fungi, or sexually transmitted diseases. If you have had unprotected intercourse, an STD test is important and other causes of infection can also be evaluated. if not and if you do not have pain, odor, itching or other discomfort it may just be a change in your hormones.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How will I know if I lost my mucous plug, or if I am just having discharge?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
YOUR OB SHOULD HAVE: Already gone over all of that with u ! call your OB that is their job to tell you everything to expect like i take the extra time to explain all of that to my OB pts., it really doesn't matter which one as long as you do not think u have an infection or that your water has not broke, you can lose your mucous plug at once or over days and it can happen 1 day - 4 weeks before labor.
A 19-year-old male asked:

I have a weird mucus like discharge when I use the restroom and i'm very worried about it because it won't go away help please!

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Follow up: You need to follow up with a family doctor to have urine tests and vaginal cultures to make sure you don't have an std.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when discharge is mucus-y and low in viscosity?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Muscuos-y: Think of spit or snot that is slippery and very runny. But not thick snot that is a glob when you blow it out and can pick it up off the ground.
Downers Grove, IL
A 18-year-old female asked:

What does white mucous like discharge before a period mean? If it means anything.

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Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Period: It is common for women to have varying degrees of discharge during the month. As long as it is not giving you any discomfort such as itching , burning and it doesn't have a bad smell you shouldn't be concerned. Take care!
Cartersville, GA
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can still have the mucous plug and have discharge too?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: The mucous plug gets released when you start dilating, which can be a month or more in advance of your labor. It will continue to form and fall out over and over again. There are other causes for discharge including infection, so you should tell your OB about this. Good luck.

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