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I am almost 6 weeks pregnant and had a day of slight brown cervical mucus. Is it cause for concern? Beginning of a miscarriage?

I am almost 6 weeks pregnant and had a day of slight brown cervical mucus. Is it cause for concern? Beginning of a miscarriage?

Possibly: Up to 30% of pregnant women experience some sort of bleeding during pregnancy. See your doctor and discuss a serum quantitative beta HCG test. Hcg doubles every couble of days and is associated with a healthy pregnancy. ...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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How can I improve my cervical mucus?

How can I improve my cervical mucus?

Cervical mucus: Cervical mucus (CM) produced with ovulation is clear and provides a vehicle for sperm transportation into the womb. If "CM" is not clear, you may have a vaginal infection. If not and infection, see your healthcare provider for testing and medication to assist with attempts at pregnancy, if applicable. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus so early?

Why do I have cervical mucus so early?

How early?: If you have a normal cervix there will always be some cervical mucus. It increases around ovulation but that doesn't mean it goes away for the rest of the cycle. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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My cervical mucus smells like metal. Why?

My cervical mucus smells like metal. Why?

Probably BV: Bv or bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection. It is not sexually transmitted. It causes foul smelling vaginal discharge which is often worse when mixed with blood or semen. See your obgyn for testing. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What color is implantation cervical mucus?

Any color: There is no right or wrong color. It could be anything. There is nothing called "implantation mucus." can you be more specific what you want to know? ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus when i'm on depo?

Why do I have cervical mucus when i'm on depo?

Thickens: Depoprovera is progesterone. This thickens cervical mucus, which is part of how it prevents pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus when i'm not ovulating?

Normal: Cervical mucus is made in some amount all month long. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate and not have any signs or cervical mucus?

Can you ovulate and not have any signs or cervical mucus?

Yes: Definitely. Not all women can read their mucous like tea leaves. It can be a helpful tool to determine ovulation, but definitely isn't an obvious marker for every woman. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more