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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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If birth control mimics the menses period, would the cervical mucus/cervical position change as well? Not so much as position but the mucus?

If birth control mimics the menses period, would the cervical mucus/cervical position change as well? Not so much as position but the mucus?

No: The pill artificially creates a cycle and doesn't mimic the natural hormones and both mucus and position are different on the pill. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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If l have egg white cervical mucus does it mean l am ovulating or not?

If l have egg white cervical mucus does it mean l am ovulating or not?

Maybe: Could be either way: mucus is a v-e-r-y nonspecific finding, i'm afraid it doesn't tell you anything for certain. ...Read more

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What can cause an increase in cervical mucus?

Not ovulating.: Cervical mucus thins during ovulation, when you have a surge of the hormone estrogen. After ovulation, the hormone Progesterone rises, and the mucus thickens. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is cervical mucus normal?

Dont know : That is a very vague question. Women have changes in cervical mucous throughout the month. If you feel something different than usual is happening then i would get tested. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more