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Why do i have less cervical mucus off the pill?

Why do i have less cervical mucus off the pill?

Unlikely: The pill causes changing of the cervical mucous to make it more stringent and less viscous. It is one of the ways it lowers your odd of becoming pregnancy and minimizing entry of semen into the uterine vault. ...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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Sex Friday, seen cervical mucus, took morning after pill on Saturday, now have painful cramps on/off, never had this symptom from pill before, normal?

Sex Friday, seen cervical mucus, took morning after pill on Saturday, now have painful cramps on/off, never had this symptom from pill before, normal?

Physiologic reaction: This is a normal reaction to bringing on a menstruation out of cycle, mostly due to the effect of the progestin a in the preparation, this should subside on its own in a few days. If not over in 3 days, call your OB and have a full exam ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about blood tinged cervical mucus? I am not due to start period for about a week. I have been on the pill for several yrs.

Should I be concerned about blood tinged cervical mucus? I am not due to start period for about a week. I have been on the pill for several yrs.

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Bc pill plus cervical mucus?

See below: Usually they are not related, but if anything bc pill would keep it steady. ...Read more

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How is it that on the mini pill cervical mucus becomes too thick for sperm to pass through, but is still thin enough to let menstrual fluid out?

How is it that on the mini pill cervical mucus becomes too thick for sperm to pass through, but is still thin enough to let menstrual fluid out?

Sperm are delicate!: Thickened of cervical mucus causing a barrier is one of the ways the mini-pill works, but it also inhibits ovulation in about 50% of menstrual cycles. The short answer is that the amount of cervical mucus thickening that results seems to prevent the passage of most sperm, but the mass of menstrual blood flow is stronger & is able to pass. I believe it is a simple force of flow & gravity issue:) ...Read more

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What is cervical mucus?

What is cervical mucus?

See below: Some ling cells in the endocervix produce mucin and that is where the cervical mucus comes from it is normal. ...Read more

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Why do I have cervical mucus?

Why do I have cervical mucus?

Possibly: Cervical mucous character is related to the varying concentration of your hormones. Irregularities in these levels can cause mucousy discharge. ...Read more

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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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What causes cervical mucus in toilet?

What causes cervical mucus in toilet?

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

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more