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Doctor insights on: Light Brown Stringy Stool When Pregnant

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. My dog rolled in cat feces and then scratched himself causing hair to fly everywhere. Can I catch toxoplasmosis by inhaling hair/dust?

I'm pregnant. My dog rolled in cat feces and then scratched himself causing hair to fly everywhere. Can I catch toxoplasmosis by inhaling hair/dust?

Extremely unlikely: That sounds like an incredibly unlikely wait to catch toxoplasmosis. Simply wash your hands and it won't be an issue. Toxoplasmosis is transmitted by ingestion not inhalation. ...Read more

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I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

I have brown stringy discharge in my urin. I am 8 weeks pregnant. What could that be?

See your doctor: You could have a urinary tract infection, a vaginal infection or could have had some slight spotting earlier which is now showing up as a brown discharge. You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound and speculum exam... ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I noticed a brown substance when I wipe myself, plus a stringy like substance also, should I be worried?

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I noticed a brown substance when I wipe myself, plus a stringy like substance also, should I be worried?

A little.: Most women who have have normal deliveries of healthy babies can remember having some spotting early in pregnancy. On the other hand
it can be the first sign of a miscarriage which is common. It is important to make sure you
are not "rh negative". If you do have rh (-) blood you will need a shot to prevent problems related to "rh sensitivity". ...Read more

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When to take the pregnancy test if having brown stringy?

When to take the pregnancy test if having brown stringy?

Anytime: If you think you are pregnant the test can be taken any time, I hope you know you use urine. Even if you have a brown stringy discharge you will need to cleanse yourself prior to giving a sample. ...Read more

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Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Bowel irregularity: Sometimes the bowels get upset. Need more information, Age, part of world, other meds, diseases.
Usually bowel consistency changes with diet. Have you eaten differently? Any seafood? Shellfish? Water contamination, out of country?
Need more information.
Probiotics by mouth at the pharmacy are useful for getting the gut back on tract after a normal doctor exam. ...Read more

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I'm 6wks, 4days pregnant and been passing pinkish snot like discharge then today its been brown and I had a brown stringy clot. Am I loosing my baby? Help!

I'm 6wks, 4days pregnant and been passing pinkish snot like discharge then today its been brown and I had a brown stringy clot. Am I loosing my baby? Help!

Maybe: Spotting can be from implantation bleeding or can be a sign of a possible miscarriage. Check with your doctor. A blood test or an ultrasound can help you know what's going on. If the bleeding is light and stops soon that's reassuring. ...Read more

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Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Changes in bowels: If you are having any fevers, pain in abdomen, blood in stool, weight changes, or going to bathroom at night, I would want you to be seen by M.D. If the flat stools persist, then an exam also warranted. ...Read more

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Had an abortion 4 weeks ago, had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago and now I have brown stringy discharge could I be pregnant?

Had an abortion 4 weeks ago, had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago and now I have brown stringy discharge could I be pregnant?

It is possible: Brown stringy discharge sounds like mucus with a little old blood in it, which doesn't mean anything about whether or not you are pregnant. (could be infection, irritation or just slight amount of menstrual blood + mucus) however, it is sometimes possible to get pregnant as soon as a few weeks after an abortion, a miscarriage or sometimes even childbirth. If you are concerned, get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 13 +4 weeks pregnant. I have had dark brown stringy discharge for 2 days now. Very minimal, maybe 2-3 times per day when I wipe.

I am 13 +4 weeks pregnant. I have had dark brown stringy discharge for 2 days now. Very minimal, maybe 2-3 times per day when I wipe.

Notify OB MD: Call your OB MD to notify him/her of these changes as your history and physical exam is known to them. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing reoccurring but irregular brown, thick, gooey, sometimes almost stringy discharge mid-cycle. Definitely not pregnant.

I have been experiencing reoccurring but irregular brown, thick, gooey, sometimes almost stringy discharge mid-cycle. Definitely not pregnant.

PERIOD PERPLEXED!: Menstrual blood becomes dark brown or almost black as you near the end of your period. The consistency of the blood can also often change. These are normal changes. It happens when the blood is older and not being expelled from the body quickly. ...Read more

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I am 7weeks pregnant and had sex last Night this morning I noticed some brown discharge I alsohad had some stringy material today worry?

Probably OK: Brown discharge from the cervix may not be abnormal. However, if this discharge picks up and you begin to bleed, that could be the sign of a miscarriage. See your Provider if this discharge persists. ...Read more

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Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Thoughts...: Can't say whether or not it's a worm, but the food you eat contributes to the stool's consistency and appearance. Foods with high insoluble fiber (celery) can cause stringy things in stool. Your doctor will probably consider doing some stool studies if concerned, especially if you've been travelling or living abroad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My stool was half black and half brown and it had a lot of stringy substance all over it & also smelled bad is everything okay with me?

My stool was half black and half brown and it had a lot of stringy substance all over it & also smelled bad is everything okay with me?

Maybe & maybe not: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants evaluation ...Read more

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Three days ago I had brown spotting and now today I'm having white stringy discharge am I pregnant?

Vaginal spotty bleed: 1. When was your last coital event?
2. Have you performed a home pregnancy test?
3. Do you have pain in the pelvic area?

Time to make an appointment with your OBGYN specialist for an examination and consultation.
This is the best way to figure out where the white vaginal discharge is coming from at present. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant. I am having some occasional light brown stringy clot noted after wiping. No pain, bleeding, or spotting present. Is this normal?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant. I am having some occasional light brown stringy clot noted after wiping. No pain, bleeding, or spotting present. Is this normal?

No but not unusual: Painless vaginal spotting or staining is fairly common in early pregnancy and fortunately resolves spontaneously and easily. If you are concerned you may want to request a "viability sonogram" which will confirm the location and viability of your pregnancy and offer you peace of mind and reassurance. Make sure your Pap test and cervical screenings are also normal. ...Read more

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I got this brown stringy dischard when I whiped in stead of my regular period for the past 3 days. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

I got this brown stringy dischard when I whiped in stead of my regular period for the past 3 days. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that the discharge you describe is a sign of pregnancy in and of itself. Stringy discharge typically means that there's some cervical mucus in the discharge and there is nothing to worry about. If you're late for you. However you may want to take a home pregnancy test as they are safe and accurate. You'll have your answer and then you'll know. ...Read more

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Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

Has stringy mucus in stool coloured a light brown and an awful rotten smell. Isn't off form but has been moving his bowls more. What could be wrong?

If he: Is one year old, it may be little more than a food that didn't agree with him, or a virus. If he's younger, closer to 2-3 months, it could be milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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Stretchy brown boogery and stringy discharge and not pregnant? Its thick and wet at the same time and no STDs

Stretchy brown boogery and stringy discharge and not pregnant? Its thick and wet at the same time and no STDs

Here are some. ..: Have the degree & feature of vaginal discharge been the same, or varied along the course of period cycles or during sexual arousal? Have you been physically bothered during coitus or on daily basis? If none, you may leave such alone; if bothering, see gyn-doc timely for confirmation and care as needed. ...Read more

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I have brown stringy vaginal discharge two weeks 2 weeks after my period I can t be pregnant what does it mean?

Ovulating: Approximately 2 weeks after your menstrual cycle it is common for ovulation to occur. When a women is ovulating their vaginal diacharge turns "stringy" and sticky. It usually is not associated with an infection unless there is a foul odor and/or vaginal pain/itching. ...Read more

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