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What do you advise if I had quite a bit of brown mucus-ey vaginal discharge on my underwear?

What do you advise if I had quite a bit of brown mucus-ey vaginal discharge on my underwear?

It might be: A combination of old blood mixed with vaginal secretions. See if resolves on it's own. If not d/w your dr. ...Read more

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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This morning I noticed I had quite a bit of brown mucus-y vaginal discharge on my underwear. Is this concerning?

This morning I noticed I had quite a bit of brown mucus-y vaginal discharge on my underwear. Is this concerning?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

I'm having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause?

Infection?: There are many causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, but colored vaginal discharge usually means infection, including STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas if you are at risk. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Every day since ovulation DAY 14-16 I've had brown + pink mucus-y vaginal discharge. Now lasting 10 days (DAY 17-27). Why??? NO Sex. Not Preg. PAP o.k.

Every day since ovulation DAY 14-16 I've had brown + pink mucus-y vaginal discharge. Now lasting 10 days (DAY 17-27). Why??? NO Sex. Not Preg. PAP o.k.

Blood vs infection: Mid cycle bleeding occurs sometimes. Old blood can appear brown or black. Watered down blood can appear pink. There are several infections that people who are not sexually active can get. Yeast and BV are common. See a gynecologist for testing and exam. ...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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Had several irregular periods in the last 3 mos. Now not having any periods Only abnormal vaginal discharge-brown, gooey, with mucus Vaginal odor & some dryness No itchiness or pain Not sexually active Has occurred intermittently over the last month?

Had several irregular periods in the last 3 mos. Now not having any periods Only abnormal vaginal discharge-brown, gooey, with mucus Vaginal odor & some dryness No itchiness or pain Not sexually active Has occurred intermittently over the last month?

Brown = blood: 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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Brown stringy vaginal discharge for 2 weeks now, with a faint odor and also mucous like. What could this be?

Brown stringy vaginal discharge for 2 weeks now, with a faint odor and also mucous like. What could this be?

Possibly infection?: See your doctor to make sure there is not an infection or possibly a tampon left in. ...Read more

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I've had vaginal discharge in a pink -brown color mucous like, some cramping for 3 day-discharge only on tp not panty- menses due oct 11- prego?

I've had vaginal discharge in a pink -brown color mucous like, some cramping for 3 day-discharge only on tp not panty- menses due oct 11- prego?

Not necessarily: Normal healthy women can have occasional changes in their discharge, periods, and uterine symptoms, even without being pregnant. If symptoms are more than just mild, if they become recurrent, or if they are very worrisome, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can evaluate. To find out if one is pregnant, do an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test after missing a period (tests are accurate). ...Read more

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Is thick white mucus vaginal discharge good after plan b?

Is thick white mucus vaginal discharge good after plan b?

Vaginal Discharge: This is most likely semen mixed with vaginal fluids. It does not represent anything specific about pregnancy or lack of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have mucus vaginal discharge with blood stain, what is this?

I have mucus vaginal discharge with blood stain, what is this?

No: Not uncommon to have spotting with a micous like discharge around and after you ovulate. ...Read more

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Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

No: Not uncommon to have spotting with a micous like discharge around and after you ovulate. ...Read more

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What may cause excessive mucus vaginal discharge without odor or itching?

What may cause excessive mucus vaginal discharge without odor or itching?

Ovulation!: A clear mucusy discharge at mid cycle (around day 14 of a 28 day cycle) is a healthy sign of fertility and ovulation. Not all patients have it. If it has the consistency of egg white, you are probably ovulating within that 24 hour time period. You can use that to your advantage if you are trying to get pregnant. If you don't want to conceive, please use protection! ...Read more

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My girlfriend has mucus-like vaginal discharge, she has had it for years. What could it be? She has only recently lost her virginity.

My girlfriend has mucus-like vaginal discharge, she has had it for years. What could it be? She has only recently lost her virginity.

May be normal: It is normal to have a small amount of vaginal discharge, since mucus helps keep the vagina healthy. This mucus may be thicker around ovulation. It should not smell very strong, be itchy or painful. ...Read more

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Got told I had chalymedia I took the antabiotics, but now I have a odorless white mucus vaginal discharge is it the antabiotics working?

Test of cure: If you had sex with the person who gave you chlamydia and they hadn't been treated yet then you could have it again. Otherwise sometimes antibiotics can cause a yeast infection ...Read more

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Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Most likely yes: Clear thick mucus-like discharge is typical of ovulatory mucous. People often describe it as looking like egg white. That said, if your discharge has a funny odor, you have any itching or pain, or you could have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Slimy, thick, pinkish tinted mucus vaginal discharge a few days. Why?

Slimy, thick, pinkish tinted mucus vaginal discharge a few days. Why?

Vaginitis: Could be several things. Bacterial vaginosis is most likely, especially if it has an odor. Would need more info...Are you on a birth control pill, hormones, when was your last menstrual period, etc. ...Read more

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What determines whether vaginal discharge (mucus?) is clear or yellow?

Why?: I am not sure why this is important to you. Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your pa. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge which looks like mucus with slight yellow color to it what can it be?

See doctor: The vagina is "self-cleaning, " by which I mean that there is always some scant discharge of mucus and cellular debris, and that douches are not needed... and can actually cause infections. Anything that goes into the vagina or any stress/illness/medications can potentially harm the normal balance of the organisms living in the vagina, leading to a bacterial or yeast overgrowth. Also possible STD. ...Read more

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What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

What may be causing a yellow thick mucus looking type vaginal discharge but no odor and no other symptoms?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Green mucus vaginal discharge 5 weeks after giving birth?

Not good.: A green vaginal discharge is never good. Green usually suggests a bacterial infection - possibly a postpartum endometriosis or an std if you have been sexually active.
This should be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have white grainy vaginal discharge with, itching and I noticed mucus and hint of blood and also a ball of clear mucous with blood tinged when I pe?

I have white grainy vaginal discharge with, itching and I noticed mucus and hint of blood and also a ball of clear mucous with blood tinged when I pe?

Could be yeast: Yeast vaginitis can give a whitish, clumpy discharge with itching;however, there can ba many things that could potentially cause this. It's always best in this case to see a doc and get properly diagnosed ...Read more

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I am having clear mucus like vaginal discharge with streaks of blood after having outercourse (fully clothed). Can you tell me why?

Discharge: A vaginal discharge in all likelihood would NOT be caused by simply having the act of sex reproduced while fully clothed. If rough, there maybe an abrasion causing the inflammation, but the discharge would be most likely of another origin. Best to see your GYN Doctor and get an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal discharge (quality: mucus and blood) and groin pain.

I am experiencing vaginal discharge (quality: mucus and blood) and groin pain.

Needs assessment: Need to, particularly if have been sexually active be checked for pelvic infection. May need examination and/or swabs. Please see your GP, or if severe pain, fevers, unwell please see an urgent care doctor or the emergency department promptly. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about vaginal discharge? I had a c-section on march 5. In the last few days I've noticed a difference in discharge. It's yellow, thick and has a mucus-like consistency.

Vaginal: Vaginal discharge can vary depending on where you are in your cycle. If you have vaginal odor, pain, or irritation, then you may be dealing with an infectious process (bacteria or yeast). If any of these signs are present please consult your doctor.
Take care. ...Read more

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For a month I've been having vaginal discharge now it seems to be in the anal area. Doesn't itch, burn or have a bad oder. It reminds me of the mucus plug when hour about to give birth. What can it be?

For a month I've been having vaginal discharge now it seems to be in the anal area. Doesn't itch, burn or have a bad oder. It reminds me of the mucus plug when hour about to give birth. What can it be?

Evaluation: Hello Lisa,

From your description it may be many different things including bacterial versus fungal infection, fistula (hole between two canals) and a few other possibilities. I would recommend going to see your doctor or a local urgent care. I hope this helps.

Dr. Andrew Le MD ...Read more

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I'm a female, never had sex, but I have yellowish mucus like, goopy, vaginal discharge NO BLOOD. I'm not itching, burning, or smell. What's wrong?

I'm a female, never had sex, but I have yellowish mucus like, goopy, vaginal discharge NO BLOOD. I'm not itching, burning, or smell. What's wrong?

Could be normal.....: You state you never had sex so I assume this means you have never had any kind of sex not just intercourse. If this is true as well as not using an vaginal washes (douche), this likely represents a normal change in the vaginal secretions. It should resolve as you enter a different phase of your menstrual cycle (assume cycles are normal). If any of the above is not true see a GYN. ...Read more

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My breast have been very tender & achey & I recently discovered white, mucus-like vaginal discharge, I'm on implanon b. Control, should I be worried?

My breast have been very tender & achey & I recently discovered white, mucus-like vaginal discharge, I'm on implanon b. Control, should I be worried?

Breast pain: Is a side effect of implanon. Use warm compresses, Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to see if it gets better with time. Have your doctor evaluate you for the discharge and follow up on the breast tenderness. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

I have thick white mucus in nose and eyes. I also noticed that vaginal discharge is white but not like cottage cheese. What does this mean?

Unrelated: These two things are unrelated. Could be seasonal allergies for the nose and eyes. The vaginal discharge could be a myriad of things. If you're really worried, you'll need to see your primary care doctor for a more compete evaluation. Could try over the counter allergy meds in the mean time. Hope this Helps! ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (worsened by: onset after unprotected sex) (quality: cheesy discharge), urethral discharge and thick mucus discharge. The following also describes me: Vaginal odor. What should I do?

Vaginal discharge: 17 yo with complaint of vaginal discharge with odor.
The ideal thing is to see your doctor for examination with wet mount, KOH, and Chla and GC culture. You doctor can initiate treatment based on clinical findings while waiting for the culture result. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mucus vaginal discharge with blood for two weeks after finished placebo round of oral contraceptive?

Mucus vaginal discharge with blood for two weeks after finished placebo round of oral contraceptive?

Many causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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What does clear sometimes stringy mucous vaginal discharge signify?

What does clear sometimes stringy mucous vaginal discharge signify?

Cycle points: The mucus discharge from the vagina can be examined to get an approximate idea of where a woman may be in her cycle with respect to her fertile periods such as ovulation, just before menstruation begins, just after it has stopped. Here is a website that is helpful to explain this a bit more:

http://www. Parents. Com/getting-pregnant/ovulation/signs/signs-of-ovulation/. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have light pink vaginal discharge with mucous when I wipe?

What could be causing me to have light pink vaginal discharge with mucous when I wipe?

Possibilities: Sources of bleeding can be from the vagina, the cervix, or the uterus. Sometimes, it can even be from the opening from which you urinate, or the anus. Obtain an evaluation from your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discharge that is clear mucous and blood tinged, I have also had the IUD 6 months. What could be wrong?

I have vaginal discharge that is clear mucous and blood tinged, I have also had the IUD 6 months. What could be wrong?

Several things: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

I have brown bloody vaginal discharge?

That is likely old: Deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. If not occurring in conjunction with period it could be breakthrough bleeding. ...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


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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge is defined as secretions being expelled by the vagina. This can be physiologic or pathologic. Some common causes of abnormal vaginal discharge and yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like ...Read more