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Long String Of Mucus
Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?
Mucus: It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps.However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given ...Read more
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
What is this tough string discharge?I had a string about 2" long and as think as yarn string come out of me kind of like discharge. The string is red.
Been passing small strings of mucus for 4 days. No stool was present for 3 days. Lots of urgency but just mucus. Diet is clean & LUQ pain. Why?
If no better soon>Dr: Assuming you haven't had any previous chronic bowl problems it's possible you may have a mild viral gastroenteritis. But that might not explain your LUQ pain. If the problem doesn't resolve over the next few days (I hope it does), or if the pain is significant, you need to be seen by a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does birth control increase the amount of cervical mucus, i know it thickens it. Due for af in 3 days and have a lot of creamy thick snot like cm?
Cervical mucus: Yes the mucus thickens up preventing the egg from being fertilized. ...Read more
Just how much of the mucous plug is there? I've seen so many large globs of what has been confirmed as my mucous plug.
My cervix is high, feels like lips, firm in the center, and has a lot of thick mucus around it? Is this the beginning of a mucus plug? I'm 7w pregnant
Why would you: Want to feel your cervix esp when you are pregnant, I do not recommend my pts to feel their cervix at all, they leave that to me if and when it needs to be done like at the beginning for the 1st prenatal and to check cervix length in 2nd trimester with ultrasound, and to start check effacement and dilitation at 37 weeks, u do not get a plug at 7 weeks, please ask your OB if u are to check your cx. ...Read more
White thick drops out of penis with very mild erection during passing stool. What can it be? Harder the stool, thicker the thick drops out of penis
Normal: This is fairly common. Hard stool presses on the prostate and seminal vesicles during defication and can force semen and prostate secretions out of the urethra. Nothing needs to be done for this in the absence of additional symptoms. You might see some improvement with adding fiber to your diet and increasing you water intake. ...Read more
No mucus: Obviously this is a concern… since this mucus is driven by estrogen which peaks midcycle i wonder about ovulation. Have you had any surgery done to your cervix-cryosurgery for an abnormal pap smear/cervical dysplasia or a leep procedure? I think a midcycle ultrasound will help elucidate whether or not your ovulating and you can actually see the mucus in the canal by ultrasound at that time. ...Read more
Im having grey material in my mucus when coughing. The mucus itself is clear with separate grey fiber like material. Any ideas?
Should get a chest x: The duration of cough is important! Are you a smoker? Is the cough associated with fever? Do you have asthma? What melds do you take? All these issues need to be clarified to better understand the reason for your cough! Any occupational exposure to Birds, chemicals or other potential environmental conditions that could continue your cough symptoms? Sometimes gastric reflux may perpetuate or aggrav ...Read more
I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?
What can sticky white cervical mucus with a little bit of brown/red stringy discharge mean 5 days after last period ?
Evaluation: Any abnormal cervical discharge need doctor's evaluation for proper treatment. Please , make appointment ASAP. ...Read more
Have had long white mucus things in stool that look like long worms. Didn't move. Have had pillows in rectum can this be part of them sloughing off?
Pillows in rectum?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, particularly if concerned about "worms" or at risk. ...Read more
Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?
Either: Can come out either side.Get a more detailed answer ›
White , sticky stuff in my vagina ? No longer the smooth mucus as before. What might have changed?
I'm 7wks+3days,n past few days I'm having small bits of gelatinous egg white like cervical mucus pass out.It's clear wit no color/smell.is dis normal?
Indefinitely: Mucinex, which contains the ingredient guaifenesin, can thin mucus and help you clear the secretion. The effective dose is 1200 mG twice daily, but some people respond to 600 mG twice per day. You can stay on it indefinitely. The only significant side effect of too much guaifenesin is nausea. ...Read more
Varies: An egg is usually released within 2 to 4 days after the start of the cervical mucus change. ...Read more
Whose diagnosis?: I have not seen your specimens, but functional bowel syndrome can produce this kind of stool that can be mistaken for worms, and there are charlatans that will show you things to make you believe you have worms. If my suspicions are ill-founded, please forgive me. Any ethical physician would tell you what kind of worm you have when showing it to you. ...Read more
Is it bad to take an antihistamine during a cold, i.e. does suppressing mucus make the cold last longer?
No value: Antihistamines have no value in the treatment of viral illnesses. ...Read more
For a long time now I have been producing yellow mucus, i'm 21 and i don't smoke! what could it be and why do I have it?
Crude measure: If mucous behaves normally, big if, it changes from clear elastic to thick and non elastic with progesterone. So ovulation is a retrospectively evaluated event. When the change is noted, ovulation likely occurred 2-3 days prior. One should have sex roughly every 48 hours from cycle days 11-18 to best cover ovulation and it can't be better than that. Some will see "mucous" for days before ovul. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: All ?S like this esp at the end of your pregnancy should be directed to your OB as your OB knows your situation and that is part of their job to answer all ?S u have, it could happen soon or never happen, losing your plug does not correlate with rupture of membranes, my advise to you is don't go past your due date 39-40 wks is the ideal time to deliver for the baby, i induce everyone by 40 wks. ...Read more
It prevents destruct: Sperms remain healthy and are fertile no loss or destruction of sperms. ...Read more
How long should I take robotussin? Is it safe to take it daily for a month or two to thin and loosen mucus?
I. Just had my baby 2 months ago and i just passed what looks like a mucus plug and im no longer bleeding what is going on? ?
I started having a cough, I decided not to take anything and just let it runs it's course. How long should this last. No green mucus?
Not to long ago i had a hard time pooping, more then a few times just mucus came out. Lately it's been green and loose. What could be the cause?
REALLY STUCK: You are likely having liquid stools going around a giant solid log of poop. Start by doing a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) clean out on the weekend. Put MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) into everything you drink until you poop clear. Then, the important thing is to not let it happen again. Stool softeners are pretty useless to actually "soften" stool. Titrate MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every other day, or daily to avoid hard rocks. Drink more water, eat veg! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm really worried! Is my mucus plug supposed to be dark dark red and about two or three inches long and thick? What's is supposed to look like?!
Snot: The mucous plug is a big wad of snot. Think of "boogers" coming out of the nose. It can look very different from person to person and even from day to day. If you feel that you are bleeding or that you have broken your water then contact your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
Hi, i am hoping to find out what it could mean if i had what seemed like a period but was lighter and longer then usual and had a clear mucus also.
Variation on normal: What you described is likely a normal variation on your menstrual pattern. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more