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Dr. Jason Bellak
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Egg White Allergy (Definition)

A egg white allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to egg white protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


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If I ovulated two days ago, what does it mean to have a heavy egg white discharge?

If I ovulated two days ago, what does it mean to have a heavy egg white discharge?

Hormones...: The hormonal changes around the time of ovulation change your cervical mucus. This is designed to help you get pregnant. The mucus actually forms channels that guide the sperm into the uterus. The mucus tends to be very "stretchy". Sometimes it looks like egg whites. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do you always have to have raw egg white discharge when ovulating ?

Do you always have to have raw egg white discharge when ovulating ?

Not always: Most women produce thin watery egg white secretions from their cervix leading up to ovulation. Many women do not and its absence does not mean one is not ovulating. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate without knowing it? Like without getting the egg white discharge for example

Is it possible to ovulate without knowing it? Like without getting the egg white discharge for example

Most do : The majority of women can not accurately predict ovulation. Millions of women find themselves pregnant for this reason. Cervical mucus monitoring is not reliable. ...Read more

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Could a women still ovulate without having egg white discharge? Could alcohol, drugs, and over weight b the problem? Plan b n bc i thnk messd me up

Could a women still ovulate without having egg white discharge?  Could alcohol, drugs, and over weight b the problem? Plan b n bc i thnk messd me up

May happen without: Not all women will notice the "egg white" stringy discharge at the time of ovulation. Also, the timing of ovulation is not always predictable, and can be affected by hormonal contraceptives. Alcohol and drugs should, of course, be avoided when a woman is trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Was i ovulating when i had thick sticky egg white discharge when i was having intercourse with my husband?

Was i ovulating when i had thick sticky egg white discharge when i was having intercourse with my husband?

Discharge: You didnt really ask a question. If you are concerned about vaginal discharge consider seeing an obgyn for evaluation and testing. Once the discharge cause is determined a treatment can be given. ...Read more

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Ovulating test positive 3 days from stopping the pill but did miss a few a week before, still a light bleed mixed with lots of egg white discharge?

Ovulation: If you are on the birth control you may not be ovulating. So I am unsure what ovulation test you are reading. Egg white discharge is common after a sexual encounter. It is semen mixed with vaginal fluid. Egg white discharge does not in any way demonstrate ovulation. ...Read more

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What are signs that your body gives you telling you that you are ovulating? Is light cramping and egg white discharge with a brown tint in it a sign?

What are signs that your body gives you telling you that you are ovulating?  Is light cramping and egg white discharge with a brown tint in it a sign?

Mittelschmerz: Light cramping that is an event and not a persistent symptom could be the ovary releasing an egg. And, have you not learned yet that cervical or vaginal mucous or other discharge is not in any way a reliable way to monitor any part of the menstrual cycle? ...Read more

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Had sex this morning condom broke but it happened right when started. later today having brownish egg white discharge? ovulating? should i get plan b?

Had sex this morning condom broke but it happened right when started. later today having brownish egg white discharge? ovulating? should i get plan b?

Condom broke: Whenever a condom breaks and you are possibly exposed to semen, using Plan B is a good idea. You may be around ovulation in your cycle, and using a back up contraceptive method is a wise idea. ...Read more

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Had sex on 22nd basal body temp said i ovulated the 23rd & i had clear egg white discharge with a bright red blood streak Now cervix is low open firm?

Had sex on 22nd basal body temp said i ovulated the 23rd & i had clear egg white discharge with a bright red blood streak Now cervix is low open firm?

Cervical position: Cervical position is almost completely unreliable. Unless you are actively in labor there is no reason to check your own cervix this information is not helpful. If you are trying to confirm ovulation try a home ovulation kit if you are trying to conceive. If you are concerned about abnormal discharge and mucous schedule a visit for infection testing. ...Read more

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Had sex on the 15th w/o ejaculation ovulating today have egg white discharge& tiny clumps of white discharge and feeling crampy?stress or get plan b?

Had sex on the 15th w/o ejaculation ovulating today have egg white discharge& tiny clumps of white discharge and feeling crampy?stress or get plan b?

Plan B: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Then schedule a visit to have your vaginal discharge tested for infection. You can also discuss your birth control options so that you can avoid these scares in the future ...Read more

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What does having egg white discharge when not fertile mean?

Estrogen stimulation: Cervical mucus is stimulated by the hormone estrogen. If you are taking an estrogen supplement it will stimulate it. Birth control pills have estrogen and Progesterone so the mucus is suppressed. Sometimes the mucus of the cervix will be stimulated for days before the ovulation occurs. As a woman gets older there is still some estrogen production even if she is not ovulating anymore. ...Read more

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Does an egg white thick discharge mean a sign of ovulation?

Does an egg white thick discharge mean a sign of ovulation?

Yes: It doesn't prove ovulation, but that's what usually si seen around that time. ...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