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What does it mean if i'm experiencing mucus discharge at 32 weeks or pregnancy?

What does it mean if i'm experiencing mucus discharge at 32 weeks or pregnancy?

Cervix change: If you have new onset mucous especially with pressure or cramps, you have to worry about cervical change (dilation and/or shortening). You should be seen by your doc to rule out preterm labor, cervical incompetence, or infection. Sometimes it can be normal (leukorrhea of pregnancy) but it's safer @ 32 weeks to be sure. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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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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How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

Get tested: Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is cramp and mucus discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Is cramp and mucus discharge a sign of pregnancy?

Discharge w: Pregnancy is usually milk, thin ; white. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal d/c. Take pregnancy hpt to know. ...Read more

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Are there different types of vaginal mucus discharge? If so, what do they mean? Is this a sign of pregnancy? Never had vag. Anal, or oral sex

Are there different types of vaginal mucus discharge? If so, what do they mean? Is this a sign of pregnancy? Never had vag. Anal, or oral sex

Vaginal secretions : Occur normally but mucus changes can signal different things. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear ; like uncooked egg whites), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or >. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant second with pregnancy pressure where baby come out at and followed by white mucus discharge?

28 weeks pregnant second with pregnancy  pressure where baby come out at and followed by white mucus discharge?

Normal, possibly: Discharge throughout pregnancy is normal. White or cloudy is normal. If it itches or if you have pain, see md to make sure no infection. Pressure can be normal or can mean cervix is shortening. Ask doctor for a cervical length ultrasound or exam to determine length of cervix and make sure you're not at risk for preterm labor. See doctor asap for this. Or go to labor ; delivery. ...Read more

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It's it normal to have some cramping at 12 weeks with mucus discharge with a little bit of blood? Pregnancy

Hello. : Hello. About 20 to 30% of women experience bleeding early in their pregnancy. About half of women who experience bleeding in early pregnancy miscarry. The majority of miscarriages occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Possible signs of miscarriage can include: vaginal bleeding or tissue passing and abdominal cramping. I recommend that you contact your obstetrician tommorrow. He or she will be able to assess your further. Take care. ...Read more

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Have red blood in my mucus discharge. My LMP ended the 16th and I had intercourse on the 25th. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Have red blood in my mucus discharge. My LMP ended the 16th and I had intercourse on the 25th. Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Ovulation : It would be closer to midcycle and ovulation than implantational bleeding if you are having blood mixed with a mucous discharge and your period ended on April 16 and you had sex on April 25 but pregnancy is a possibility. ...Read more

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Failed my home pregnancy test but i've been having symptoms and clear mucus discharge plus i spot on my periods. What could be?

Failed my home pregnancy test but i've been having symptoms and clear mucus discharge plus i spot on my periods. What could be?

May be your normal: Clear mucus discharge may be normal and it is not clear what you mean by spotting on your periods? Do you have regular periods? Did you have unprotected sex? If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive, My period 4 days late. took 2 hptst & negative. I have white mucus discharge. What are the possibilities of pregnancy?

Trying to conceive, My period 4 days late. took 2 hptst & negative. I have white mucus discharge. What are the possibilities of pregnancy?

Possible: While possible it is not likely that you are pregnant. If you repeat the test 1 week after your period was due and it is still negative you can be assured that you are not pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive, My period 2 days late. took a hptst & negative. I have white mucus discharge. What are the possibilities of pregnancy?

Trying to conceive, My period 2 days late. took a hptst & negative. I have white mucus discharge. What are the possibilities of pregnancy?

Many possibilities: You may have taken the pregnancy test too early. I suggest you wait at least 1 week before testing again. If you still haven't had a period I suggest you request a blood pregnancu test ...Read more

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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


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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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