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Cervical Mucus Birth Control
Does birth control increase the amount of cervical mucus, i know it thickens it. Due for af in 3 days and have a lot of creamy thick snot like cm?
Cervical mucus: Yes the mucus thickens up preventing the egg from being fertilized. ...Read more
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
If birth control mimics the menses period, would the cervical mucus/cervical position change as well? Not so much as position but the mucus?
Can taking your birth control pill 6 hours late cause your ovaries to release an egg and the cervical mucus to allow sperm from sunday through to get into the uterus and get me pregnant?
No: If you take a pill each day, regardless of timing, you would have effective protection. The likelihood of spotting and breakthrough bleeding would be increased if you do not take the pill about the same time each day, but the contraceptive efficacy would not be decreased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth controlled failed few days b4 ovul, noticed a change in cervical mucus, took Next Choice one dose within 60 hrs after. Is it still effective?
It usually works: A "morning-after" pill works most of the time but NOT all of the time. A woman should be checking a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, to confirm non-pregnancy. If having sex and not on a birth control pill or other reliable method, then she should always carry condoms wherever she goes (that means keeping them in her purse, pocket, etc...). ...Read more
What does sticky cervical mucus mean on period due date? I gave birth 8 mo ago and period is still a bit off wack. Is my period near or something else
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If you feel your discharge is not normal for you then schedule a visit for testing. Yeast and bacterial vaginosis are the most common problems. ...Read more
I hve a white creamy mucus coating the insde of my vagina/top of my cervix. I may have a uti, could ths be a symptom/reaction to my new birth control?
Maybe: Sometimes certain birth control will increase a patient's risk of vaginitis by affecting the pH of the vagina and altering the healthy vaginal flora. I would recommend following up with you gyn or doctor to evaluate symptoms if associated with itching, burning, painful urination, urgency of urination, frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two weeks before a give birth i was loosing a lot of cervical mucus and after i start feeling pressure and contractions get dilated at 25 weeks why happe?
Mucus plug: During pregnancy, your cervix secretes mucous which forms a thick mucous plug. This plug's purpose is to prevent any bacteria getting into the uterus to protect the baby. This mucus plug comes out from 2 weeks before delivery, while the cervix is dilating. With the info provided, it is not possible to know why you delivered so prematurely, at 25 weeks gestation. ...Read more
Roughly...: Around the time of ovulation, the amount of cervical mucus increases and it becomes more thin, clear, watery and elastic in response to estrogen produced in the body. After ovulation as the body shifts from estrogen to progesterone, the mucus becomes more thick, opaque and sticky. Tracking these changes can help you to know when you may ovulate, but is not a very reliable form of birth control! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Near ovulation: Anyone having intercourse without birth control or condoms may get pregnant. If you want to be pregnant then good luck. If not and if intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. ...Read more
Had clear, kinda stretchy cervical mucus last week and the next day it was white. Was i ovulating?
Probably: Clear stretchy cervical mucous is an Estradiol effect and is most prominent when the estrogen level is at it's highest during the ovulation phase of a menstrual cycle. Women are most fertile when their mucous is clear and stretchy, the basis behind birth control using the billings method. If ttc, concentrating intercourse during these days is helpful. Avoid sex then if avoiding pregnancy. ...Read more
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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