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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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Had a dnc 2weeks ago and now have a small light Brown mucus discharge and itch where the stitches are with no odor Is that a sign of infection?

Had a dnc 2weeks ago and now have a small light Brown mucus discharge and itch where the stitches are with no odor Is that a sign of infection?

Itching stitches: When a wound begins a healing process, it is not uncommon for itching to occur. However, D & C doe not usually involve the use of stitches unless they are in the cervix from a cervical laceration. Contact you surgeon and advise him/he of this occurrence. ...Read more

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Hello I have light brown mucus discharge i had my period two weeks ago ..i have a copper iud should i be concerned. No pain or itching... ?

Hello
 I have light brown mucus discharge i had my period two weeks ago  ..i have a copper iud should i be concerned. No pain or itching...
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Depends on discharge: Some mild white vaginal discharge is normal, and is likely due to the body responding to hormones. If the discharge becomes excessive, foul-smelling, cottage cheese-like, or associated with itching or discomfort, you might consider bringing it up with your doctor, since it could be due to an infection. ...Read more

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Hi nexplanon out 4 weeks ago had unprotected sex a week ago period is 2days early its light it's brown mucus discharge could it be implantation.

Hi nexplanon out 4 weeks ago had unprotected sex a week ago period is 2days early its light it's brown mucus discharge could it be implantation.

Probably not: It is very common with the Implanon to have irregular and unpredictable bleeding. The bleeding usually improves over time. If you are concerned, do a pregnancy test, and then don't worry! ...Read more

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Hi i hav been 11 weeks old pregnant and today morning a little light brown coloured mucus discharged during urination is it a problem? Pls answer me

Hi i hav been 11 weeks old pregnant and today morning a little light brown coloured mucus discharged during urination is it a problem? Pls answer me

Maybe not: One out of three women will have spotting or bleeding during the first few months of pregnancy. If you are bleeding like a period or cramping and bleeding you can see your doctor to evaluate the status of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I dont have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I dont have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

Yes.: Clear mucous discharge is normal. The discharge comes from mucous glands in the vaginal and vulvar areas. The brown tinge to the mucous might NOT be normal however. It's probably coming from the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Since your periods are irregular, you might have an abnormal build-up of endometrium. Please make an appt. with your Gyno! ...Read more

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Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June ?

Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June ?

No period w d/c: You need to see a GYN dr. First assure you are not pregnant, then get and evaluation for the lack of a period for 5 months as well as the discharge which could be infectious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown ?

I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown ?

Blood: Blood tinged mucus will appear brownish because it contains de-oxygenated blood. This frequently occurs around ovulation time (mid-cycle) and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times). ...Read more

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Im having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause ?

Im having brown vaginal mucus discharge daily vs yellow or white what can be the cause ?

Infection?: There are many causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, but colored vaginal discharge usually means infection, including STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or trichomonas if you are at risk. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Im almost 3 months postpartum and im still having a mucus discharge with brown tissue in it, is this normal and when does it stop?

Im almost 3 months postpartum and im still having a mucus discharge with brown tissue in it, is this normal and when does it stop?

Maybe/maybe not: If you had a complicated delivery or C/section with infection then there still may be some healing ongoing. however, the best course is to contact your OB MD and be examined to see if there is a problem or not. ...Read more

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What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean? The second week after my period

What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean?  The second week after my period

Old blood: Several possibilities: old blood from cyst or lining of uterus, infection, trauma or medications. Easy to solve: have your doc take a look. ...Read more

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I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

I have implanon nd been taking sebtra nd keflex for a week. will this cause Brown Mucus discharge?

Yes and no: The implanon itself can cause irregular spotting and bleeding (like the brown discharge) - the antibiotics will not do that - but could cause a vaginal yeast infection which might result in spotting. ...Read more

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I'm having a brown mucus discharge while i'm suppose to be on my period. It started when i was suppose to get my period 4 days ago. What can this mean?

Brownish discharge: It is possible that your menses is slightly abnormal this month, and if this is the first time that this has happened i suggest waiting till next meses to see if it straighten out. If you didn't use contraception there is the possiblity that you've conceived, and i'd suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is brown or yellow mucus discharge ever normal in first trimester....And what if it comes and goes away completely

Yellow yes: Normal colors for mucous are yellow, clear, white, grey, and green. All dependent on hydration and types of food eaten. Brown would make me think of old blood. Possibly from the cervix from intercourse or maybe placenta implantation. If it has gone away and there are no other symptoms, i would just watch and wait. It it continues and is associated with other symptoms, then fu with your ob. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks have had brownish mucus discharge 2 CM dialated and had an exam 2 days ago no mucus plug lost yet. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: You havent mentioned anything that is alarming to me. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage @ 9.5 weeks, d&c 20 days ago and had bleeding for just 15 days I'm now having brown watery mucus discharge. Is this normal?

I had a miscarriage @ 9.5 weeks, d&c 20 days ago and had bleeding for just 15 days I'm now having brown watery mucus discharge. Is this normal?

Miscarriage: After a miscarriage bleeding is usually irregular, heavy at first and then gradually tapering off. Have you been back to your doctor for a post-op exam? That would answer all your questions. ...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