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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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Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times). ...Read more

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Period started july 5 2014 to july 10 2014. Today july 14 2014 i have light pink mucus discharge. Before period all prego signs. But got period.Help!

Period started july 5 2014 to july 10 2014.  Today july 14 2014 i have light pink mucus discharge. Before period all prego signs. But got period.Help!

Learning about Body: Then your signs are not pregnancy and you have not learned what they mean. Since you did not share even one of the symptoms you are concerned about then we cannot comment further. You are not pregnant. Thus the symptoms you are feeling are not pregnancy. ...Read more

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I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown ?

I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown ?

Blood: Blood tinged mucus will appear brownish because it contains de-oxygenated blood. This frequently occurs around ovulation time (mid-cycle) and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June ?

Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June ?

No period w d/c: You need to see a GYN dr. First assure you are not pregnant, then get and evaluation for the lack of a period for 5 months as well as the discharge which could be infectious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean? The second week after my period

What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean?  The second week after my period

Old blood: Several possibilities: old blood from cyst or lining of uterus, infection, trauma or medications. Easy to solve: have your doc take a look. ...Read more

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I'm having a brown mucus discharge while i'm suppose to be on my period. It started when i was suppose to get my period 4 days ago. What can this mean?

I'm having a brown mucus discharge while i'm suppose to be on my period. It started when i was suppose to get my period 4 days ago. What can this mean?

Brownish discharge: It is possible that your menses is slightly abnormal this month, and if this is the first time that this has happened i suggest waiting till next meses to see if it straighten out. If you didn't use contraception there is the possiblity that you've conceived, and i'd suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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2 day period jan. Missed period this month 4 days late...Took test 4 days before period negative.Now mucus discharge...

2 day period jan. Missed period this month 4 days late...Took test 4 days before period negative.Now mucus discharge...

ReCheck preg test: First step is to recheck a pregnancy test at home. Anyone having sex is at risk for pregnancy. A home pregnancy test is cheap and reliable. If still negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss more effective birth control and options that would help with menstrual cycle control. Irregular periods are very common. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a clear mucus discharge after your period?

Is it normal to have a clear mucus discharge after your period?

Normal discharge: Yes, there is a physiologic discharge during the month which is separate from menstruation. Any discharge which is different from your normal discharge, involving itching, odor, pain or a new sexual partner should be seen by a doctor as it might represent an infection. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period in 7 months but I get a white mucus discharge every so often?

I haven't gotten my period in 7 months but I get a white mucus discharge every so often?

Get seen..: You need formal evaluation by your primary care provider or your GYN provider. If you have not had your period in such a long period of time then this deserves further testing and exam. Possible reasons besides pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, stress, excessive exercise if the case, poor nourishment, among others. ...Read more

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Finished period Thursday 22nd jan! Had sex with bf Saturday night woke up Sunday with pink mucus discharge and bled monday but stopped that night??

Finished period Thursday 22nd jan! Had sex with bf Saturday night woke up Sunday with pink mucus discharge and bled monday but stopped that night??

Its OK: often the uterus bleeds easier just after your period if it is exposed to trauma. It sounds pretty minimal in amount and no other symtoms. I would not worry about it. It is pretty common. ...Read more

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Having clear mucus discharge with some small white clumps. Period should have arrived yesterday should be starting soon. Having PMS sympts. Virgin?

Likely hormones: The discharge sounds normal and if there has been some fluctuation of your hormones, the period may be off a couple days and still be 'normal'. There are many things that can influence the hormones. Poor diet, lack of exercise, uncontrolled stress, excess caffeine, dehydration, vit b6 and magnesium deficiencies will worsen your pms. ...Read more

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Been having clear discharge mucus thick like clear snot no period yet been almost two weeks almost everytime I wipe I get clear mucus discharge?

Itching or odor?: If there is no itching or odor the discharge may be normal. It is often emitted in mid cycle to facilitate sperm passage through the cervix. ...Read more

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I had sex 6 months ago and have had a regular period until now. I now have a thick, light pink mucus discharge and my period is due in a week.

I had sex 6 months ago and have had a regular period until now. I now have a thick, light pink mucus discharge and my period is due in a week.

See GYN: This is unlikely to be related to the sexual encounter 6 months ago. Consult your GYN and get examined. ...Read more

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Have an IUD(mirena)inserted,having pink mucus discharge for 4 days.Period not due until oct4th last period was sept 4-9th.but i havent spotted before?

Have an IUD(mirena)inserted,having pink mucus discharge for 4 days.Period not due until oct4th last period was sept 4-9th.but i havent spotted before?

Schedule IUD check: Bleeding on Mirena (levonorgestrel) is highly variable. Most bleed and spot for the first few weeks and then periods dramatically lighten with 50% not having a period by 1 year. There is wide variations in the bleeding pattern typical of Progesterone only methods. Irregular bleeding is expected and does not mean the iud does not work. If you are concerned please schedule an iud check with your obgyn. ...Read more

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My periods last 5-6 days. This month my prd lasted 3 days 3rd day was very light. 3 days later i saw light pink tint to mucus discharge. What's up?

Probably normal: Changes in menstrual flow are frequent and do no signify anything wrong in most instances. Irregularity to menstrual cycles is seen in 15% of "normal" women during any given cycle. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation 5/13 heavier periods since. My last cycle three weeks ago I have had bloody mucus discharge with foul odor since. Whats happening?

Tubal ligation 5/13 heavier periods since. My last cycle three weeks ago I have had bloody mucus discharge with foul odor since. Whats happening?

Heavy periods : Heavy periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. This is unrelated to tubal ligation. There are many options we can discuss. Foul smell likely indicates bacterial vaginosis which is common when the vagina is exposed to blood. Schedule a visit and we are happy to help. ...Read more

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40 no periods for 3 months but pink mucus discharge no foul smell. Last visit to for pap smear 12 months ago and all clear. Why have my periods stop?

40 no periods for 3 months but pink mucus discharge no foul smell. Last visit to for pap smear 12 months ago and all clear. Why have my periods stop?

Check for pregnancy: After you have ruled that out you may consider other causes. You are still a little young to be starting menopause, and there are a number of other possibilities. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

I have been having lower back pain, light blood and black/ brown mucus discharge 2 days before my period, I also feel bloated. Could I be pregnant?

Unrelated stages: How old are you?
The low back pain and the brown mucus discharge most likely are not related. If you are within the child bearing age and you are sexually active you may be pregnant with or without back pain or brwonish discharge. If the bak pain does not radiate down the thighs it can be muscular. If it radiates down the thighs it may be irritation of a root in the back. Need gyn routine. ...Read more

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Light pink/brown mucous discharge two weeks after period? Period was normal Had sex 1 week before period but no ejaculation we stopped way before..

Light pink/brown mucous discharge two weeks after period? Period was normal Had sex 1 week before period but no ejaculation we stopped way before..

Discharge: First, stopping way before doesn't mean semen and sperm didn't make it in the vagina. Most men produce enough pre cum to deposit at least 20 million sperm during the early portion of sex. This could also be an infection or breakthrough bleeding. Check a pregnancy test first though ...Read more

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Last month period was only light pink/brown discharge but lasted 4 days... Now period is only brown tissue/mucus like discharge. Could i be prego?

Last month period was only light pink/brown discharge but lasted 4 days... Now period is only brown tissue/mucus like discharge. Could i be prego?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I got my last period in december and it's january 30th and i haven't gotten my period again. Usually irregular. Brown mucus like discharge. Virgin?

Probably normal: Teenagers are often irregular. Given your virginity, it is unlikely to be an infection, though it could be an overgrowth of bacteria. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Late period with brown discharge followed by clear mucus?

Late period with brown discharge followed by clear mucus?

Check preg test: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If you are unsure if you are pregnant then check a test today. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more