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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


Dr. Walter Kobasa
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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