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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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The rest of my above question was cut off. I had period on 15th now on the 29th I have bright red spotting with mucus feel to it. What could this be?

Mittleschmertz: Don't know full history but midcycle lower abdominal pain and some spotting could be above. Or hormonal imbalance, if sexually active get pregancy test. If worse see your dr. ...Read more

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Small bit of bright red blood in cervical mucus 2 days after end of period. Cause for concern?

Small bit of bright red blood in cervical mucus 2 days after end of period. Cause for concern?

No: A small amount of blood just after the period is not usually a cause for concern. If spotting persists through your cycle you should seek evaluation. ...Read more

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My period was suppose to be on july 13 but today there was bright red mucus when I went to the bathroom this morning what could it be? Is it normal

My period was suppose to be on july 13 but today there was bright red mucus when I went to the bathroom this morning what could it be? Is it normal

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Period ended on Wednesday. Sunday once dark red/brown blood was noticed when wiped. Today bright red/mucus blood is coming out. Not sexually active?

Period ended on Wednesday. Sunday once dark red/brown blood was noticed when wiped. Today bright red/mucus blood is coming out. Not sexually active?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had my period on the 10th of April to the 23rd of April Now I'm Spotting On & Off Bright Red Blood Then I had Clear Glob Of Mucus Now I'm Spotting?

I had my period on the 10th of April to the 23rd of April Now I'm Spotting On & Off Bright Red Blood Then I had Clear Glob Of Mucus Now I'm Spotting?

Go see a Gyn: What's your age? Trying to get pregnant? Or avoid pregnancy? Do a urine test then observe menses. If really abnormal in following 2-3 months then GYN VISIT PLEASE. ...Read more

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The last 5 days my period has only been bright red bloody cervical mucus. Never needed a tampon or filled up a pad. Normal light period?

The last 5 days my period has only been bright red bloody cervical mucus. Never needed a tampon or filled up a pad. Normal light period?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I'm on day 8 of my period. They usually only last 4 days. Very bright red blood with some mucous it seems like. Should I go to the ER?

I'm on day 8 of my period. They usually only last 4 days. Very bright red blood with some mucous it seems like. Should I go to the ER?

Obgyn visit not ER: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?

Probably normal: Dark brown discharge is just old blood. The first thing to rule out is always pregnancy. If that's negative then you probably have a hormone imbalance making your periods irregular. ...Read more

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For the last four months my periods have gotten very light bearly even there it's bright red blood with a clear mucous the mucous regularly now?

For the last four months my periods have gotten very light bearly even there it's bright red blood with a clear mucous the mucous regularly now?

Birth control?: If you are on some form of hormonal birth control, this may be a normal side effect. If you are not, then you should call your gyn for consultation and maybe some testing to see what might be causing this change. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heavy spotting with red streak in clear white mucus and sometimes brown 2 weeks before period?

No: 2 weeks before a period is mid-cycle. You can have implantation bleeding after ovulation and fertilization, so if you are 7-10 days late on period, please check a urine pregnancy test. If you check any sooner, the results will not be reliable ...Read more

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Period blood is dark heavy and mucus like. Is that normal? I find on my pad like a big red soft jelly form of blood first time.

Period blood is dark heavy and mucus like. Is that normal? I find on my pad like a big red soft jelly form of blood first time.

Periods: It sounds like you are describing clotted blood which can be normal if you are having a heavy period. As long as you are not bleeding excessively or passing large amounts of clots then you can just observe. If it worsens then you should follow up with your GYN or primary care doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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3-4 days after normal period having fresh red bleeding which then turns thick mucus brown. Is it normal?

3-4 days after normal period having fresh red bleeding which then turns thick mucus brown. Is it normal?

Yes.: I do not think it is much to worry about. Just passing more uterine lining and older blood. You could observe for a couple cycles, especially if you do not have any pain or spotting between periods. ...Read more

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Light period in june, nothing in july except a little red mucus for 3 days and a light period early this month. Gained 6 lbs in 2 mo?

Light period in june, nothing in july except a little red mucus for 3 days and a light period early this month. Gained 6 lbs in 2 mo?

Take a preg test!: I am assuming that you are asking this question because you are sexually active and worried about possible pregnancy. If this is the case, then check a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then the problem is that you are not ovulating regularly. When this occurs, your cycles are irregular and unpredictable, and sometimes absent. Weight gain can be the cause or the result what is going on. ...Read more

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My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative. And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

My period is 6 days late and I have took 2 test and both have said negative. And tonight I just noticed a brownish/ red mucus blood! What does it mean?

That is older: Blood mixed with other secretions. When blood is brown it is usually older blood from the uterus. You may be starting a late period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug > ...Read more

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No period my cervical mucus that was white and stinky lasted four days and then the next week I spotted 1day light red 2 day it was dark red, 3daybrown?

No period my cervical mucus that was white and stinky lasted four days and then the next week I spotted 1day light red 2 day it was dark red, 3daybrown?

Testing needed: If vaginal discharge is foul smelling this may indicate an infection. Testing with an Obgyn is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The red and brown spotting is likely this months period although not a normal one for her. When she gets discharge testing options for cycle regulation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does red tinged stretchy mucus mean 2 days after period. Plus spotting I have had sex prior and after period ended?

What does red tinged stretchy mucus mean 2 days after period. Plus spotting I have had sex prior and after period ended?

More than one likely: Reason. The discharge may be just residual part of your period. You may have some lesion on the cervix that may be bleeding/spotting due to the trauma of sex. If the spotting persists, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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On BC. On period regular time. It's brown, red blood with mucus. Only fills up half a tampon but I change every 6 hr. This is abnormal for me. Prego?

On BC. On period regular time. It's brown, red blood with mucus. Only fills up half a tampon but I change every 6 hr. This is abnormal for me. Prego?

Changes in pattern: Deviation from the usual menstrual patterns in sexually active women can be a sign of pregnancy. Urine pregnancy tests are readily available, easy to use and accurate. If doubt persists or you are concerned of miscarriage, a simple blood test can give you your final answer. ...Read more