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Cervical Mucus On The Pill
Duphaston effects: Synthetic progestins can cause thickening and a barrier effect on cervical mucus and interfere with ovulation if taken before and during ovulation time in the cycle. If used only during the literal phase (after ovulation and before menstruation) then it can help women with ovulation problems, like pcos. ...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
Intercourse on fertile window 1&2nd ovualted the 5th & today on the 8th had eggwhite cervical mucus again? What does that mean?
Post-ovulation mucou: What you are describing, is normal mucous that has been effected by the hormone of ovulation. In the mid-cycle the cervical mucous is thin and watery. This allows the sperm to penetrate the mucous on their way to the ova. After ovulation the ovaries produce progesterone which effects the mucous by making it thick and very sticky. This acts as a plug and protects the contents of the uterus, ...Read more
Does cervical mucus always means ovulation? Because im on bc shot and just had a little bit of cervical mucus on my 14th day cycle
No: You are constantly producing cervical mucus and vaginal secretions.The mucus can have a different consistency around ovulation. If you are on the depo shot and receiving them online, it is unlikely that you are ovulating, and that this is normal discharge. See your doctor if odor or pain occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had sex while on the birth control pill, 2 days later i got clear stretchy mucus like during ovulation. Can this occur on the pill without ovulating?
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
I get ewcm (thick clear jelly discharge) while on the combined contraceptive. Is the pill not working and im ovulating while on the pill?
Not uncommon: Ovulation while on the pill is actually very common. The pill prevents pregnancy more by preventing the uterus from developing an endometrial lining (where your pregnancy attaches). Its contraceptive effect is due to several factors, decreased cervical mucus, thin endometrial lining, preventing ovulation. Cervical mucus can still develop though. ...Read more
Mittelschmerz?: If you are midcycle, a common cause of crampy pain on one side is ovulation - when the egg is released, a small amount of fluid or blood can leak into the pelvis /lower abdomen and cause a crampy pain. This should go away in 1-2 days. Continued or worsening pain should be evaluated. If you might be pregnant, then crampy pain is worrisome and needs to be evaluated-take a pregnancy test if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: People who start the pill sometime experience heavier, lighter or the same amount of discharge. Can give it time to see if it decreases or get it evaluated to make sure nothing elsr is going on. ...Read more
Will sperm come out of vagina by fertile egg white cervical mucus if I have intercourse nearing the time of ovulation?
Fertile egg: Not sure what your question is. Please rephase your question and give more information, so we can be of help. ...Read more
Can you still experience ovulation discharge while on the pill or any of the ovulation symptoms while on the pill?
Not usually: The hormones in the pill usually prevent the ovulating cervical mucus but they don't always block ovulation and the symptoms associated with a functional cyst and it's rupture at the time of ovulation can still occur. This is most likely with the triphasic pills and least likely with the ones with more active pills in the pack (24 vs. 21). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can the cervical cancer shot counter the increased risk for cervical cancer from taking birth control pills?
Much more than!: The increased risk of cervical cancer from use of birth control is tiny, if at all, depending on what studies you read. However, the hpv vaccine reduces your risk of cervical cancer by 75-80%, so it is way better! you figure if there is an increased risk of 1-2% from birth control pills, or even it was as much as a 5-10% difference, (which no way it is), then the vaccine really wins out. ...Read more
Can the progestin only iud kyleena cause vaginal dryness? I was told it is supposed to thicken cervical mucus.
On nexplanon, lots of brown bleeding also on Sprintec BC pill to regulate bleeding. What are the chances of this working?
Very good!: Hello Casey, As with Progesterone only contraceptives, continuous or irregular bleeding is seen quite often. We use combination pills (Estrogen and Progesterone containing) to give the uterine lining what it needs for stability. This is a common occurance with a common solution. Expect this to work, it usually does. ...Read more
Yes, normal: Yes, this is a response of your cervix to increasing estrogen levels which occur around the time of ovulation. This makes it easier for the sperm to get past your cervix and travel up into the uterus and tubes to fertilize your egg. Once you start producing progesterone, the cervical mucus becomes thicker/less watery. ...Read more
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