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A 23-year-old female asked:

My period is more slimy then bloody? i've never had that before. any thougts?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Changes in cycle: The physical consistency of menstrual blood is honestly not very useful. It merely reflects how long the blood has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Blood goes through various degrees of decay as it sits in the uterus and vagina before being expelled.
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Mucous: It's normal to have mucous lining the cervical canal. Sometimes if there's not a lot of blood and there's more mucous, the blood pulls mucous along with it as it comes down the cervix. It's completely normal to have this mucous, and likely doesn't mean anything harmful.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2013
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