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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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I ovulated on the 6th, I had unprotected sex on the 1st. On the 8th & still continuing, I had mild cramps & thick white mucus discharge. What is this?

I ovulated on the 6th, I had unprotected sex on the 1st. On the 8th & still continuing, I had mild cramps & thick white mucus discharge. What is this?

Mittelschmertz : This is a term used for the pain that accompanies ovulation, and which usually last for a day or so after the event. If you think the cramping is from something else, or is not improving on its own, please have an OB examine you and find out what is happening ...Read more

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Why does it feel like I'm ovulating when I'm taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)...I also had string mucus discharge twice last week and this week ?

Why does it feel like I'm ovulating when I'm taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)...I also had string mucus discharge twice last week and this week ?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Hi, if you take the pills regularly and not missing any, you should not ovulate, that's the whole point of taking BCP. The mucus could be just because of the pills. Be well. ...Read more

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What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

Bloody discharge: The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem. ...Read more

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What could explain a dark brown discharge that later turned into a clear mucus discharge following a pelvic exam?

Taking a pap smear: Scraping the surface of the cervix to take a pap smear sometimes causes a little spotting that you may see in the next few days as a brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge may be a return to normal, especially if you are midcycle and having "fertile mucous". I would not be concerned unless the brown discharge recurs or persists or develops an odor. ...Read more

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Had protected sex 1x since period 1wk ago. Now cramping, dark brown discharge, thick mucous, very little blood on and off. Is this a cyst or ovulation?

Had protected sex 1x since period 1wk ago. Now cramping, dark brown discharge, thick mucous, very little blood on and off. Is this a cyst or ovulation?

Hard to know: A normal menstrual cycle (from the first day of one period to the next period) lasts 21 to 35 days. It is normal to bleed for up to seven days. Bleeding in excess of seven days or bleeding in between the two periods is considered abnormal. It could be a cyst, a polyp, a fibroid, or even an infection. Better see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Could dark brown discharge, cramping, little blood and ovulation like mucous be from ovulation or a cyst? Just ended period 1week ago. Very stressed

Could dark brown discharge, cramping, little blood and ovulation like mucous be from ovulation or a cyst? Just ended period 1week ago. Very stressed

Brown = blood: Blood turns brown if it has been sitting in the back of the vagina for awhile. It sounds like you were just passing the rest of the blood from your period. A slightly "off" period from time to time is very normal. See what happens on the next cycle or two. Birth control methods are great at providing cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching, dryness, thick mucus discharge, pain during sex, vaginal odor & burning. Not an STD, yeast inf, or BV. Have gotten medicine for all. ?

Vaginal itching, dryness, thick mucus discharge, pain during sex, vaginal odor & burning. Not an STD, yeast inf, or BV. Have gotten medicine for all. ?

No, but...: No one drug for all around. To decide what may fit your need, one has to analyze your detailed history of all related symptoms + findings of physical exam + proper testing as needed. How to put all related things together correctly? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Thereby you can work better with your doc. ...Read more

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Is mucus stringy clear discharge and cramps a sign of pregnacy. I'm supposed to be ovulating. A bit of pain in tummy when peeing?

Probably: Right around ovulation, the cervical mucous reacts to estrogen & becomes thin, clear and "stretchy". Cramping from ovulation can occur and is known as mittelschmertz. Both of these are normal signs of ovulation. Pain with urination, however, may be a sign of an oncoming bladder infection. ...Read more

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I had my period & now brown discharge there was a small amount of light pink mucus now just brown am I ovulating?

I had my period & now brown discharge there was a small amount of light pink mucus now just brown am I ovulating?

It all depends…: on how long ago your period was. In general, brown discharge and light pink mucus is not associated with normal ovulation but can be associated with many other conditions. Without more information it will be difficult to determine what is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Iam having some clear mucus discharge is this normal?

Iam having some clear mucus discharge is this normal?

It depends: Where is it from? From your nose, yes. From your vagina, most likely, from your anus - that needs to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

What?: From which body opening is the mucous coming from? ...Read more

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Thick mucus discharge? What did she give me?

Thick mucus discharge? What did she give me?

Find out: If you have reason for worry the steps are: 1) see a doctor, there's no other way to tell if you 'got' anything, 2) talk with her (?) i'd to learn the facts before jumping to conclusions. ...Read more

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After sex, will i still see mucus discharge?

After sex, will i still see mucus discharge?

Can happen: There is some discharge usually for up to a day sometimes- combination of vaginal secretions and semen. ...Read more

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I am having a thick mucus discharge, I am 50?

Normal: Mucus discharge by itself is often normal. If it becomes discolored, irritation, or with a bad odor it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Why am i had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Why am i had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Anal leakage: Processes that interrupt the integrity of the sphincter muscle or the hemorrhoid columns can produce anal leakage. For example, stretching of the sphincter muscle, a flareup of hemorrhoids, mucosal prolapse, or an abnormal connection called a fistula can all produce what would be termed anal leakage. Mucus is normally produced by the lining and increase production can be affected by medications or underlying disease processes. I suggest you see a surgeon for a anorectal examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean of you have blood in mucus discharge?

Depends where from?: Blood in a mucus nasal discharge when u blow your nose is common & rarely of concern. Blood in mucus coughed up from chest may be serious & should be looked into by your dr.. Tb, something similar or even lung cancer needs to be excluded. Bloody vaginal mucus is also abnormal & needs to be checked out by a gynecologist. Malignancy needs to be ruled out. Hopefully nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more