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I had unprotected sex 2 week ago and after that happened I noticed my vaginal mucus greatly decrease. I'm really scared. could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex 2 week ago and after that happened I noticed my vaginal mucus greatly decrease. I'm really scared. could I be pregnant?

It is 2014: You do not honestly need a doctor to tell you that having unprotected sex leads to pregnancy. Do you? A teenager knows that. If you did not want to be pregnant then you could have used birth control or emergency contraception afterwards. But, now you are here and you are asking us to guess? We do not ever guess when it comes to pregnancy. If your next period does not start on time then you TEST. ...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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Is it normal to have slight blood in the cervical vaginal mucus ? is it a sign im pregnant? im a little bit worried because it's my 1st time

Is it normal to have slight blood in the cervical vaginal mucus ? is it a sign im pregnant? im a little bit worried because it's my 1st time

So many: There are so many signs of pregnancy which also includes implantation bleeding. If you've engaged in unprotected sex and have pregnancy symptoms, take a pregnancy test if you miss you period. If the test comes out negative, get a pregnancy blood test. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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I m 3 months pregnant I have discharge like mucus I have different vaginal smell that make me uncomfortable no itch no burn just the smell it normal?

I m 3 months pregnant I have discharge like mucus I have different vaginal smell that make me uncomfortable no itch no burn just the smell it normal?

Discharge: Discharge in pregnancy is normal if it does not itch and does not have a foul odor. For reassurance, at your next OB visit discuss it with your provider. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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I am 39 weeks 2 days pregnant and from last night I have noticed an increase in vaginal discharge.Is it the mucus or water has broken or normal.

I am 39 weeks 2 days pregnant and from last night I have noticed an increase in vaginal discharge.Is it the mucus or water has broken or normal.

Common experience: Many women experience an increase in vaginal discharge towards the end of a pregnancy. The mucus plug may also feel like more discharge. Generally, the amniotic fluid will feel and look like water. It may have the consistency of urine, but won't smell like urine. When the water breaks in earnest, you won't have much doubt! you'll be sitting in a puddle! good luck with your delivery. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
once
discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, had miscarriage 8 months ago, and now noticed a clear mucus stringy vaginal discharge, should I be concern? Is this normal

I'm about 5 weeks pregnant, had miscarriage 8 months ago, and now noticed a clear mucus stringy vaginal discharge, should I be concern? Is this normal

No.: Clear discharge is normal. If you start to have thick discolored discharge or bleeding, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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