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Just went to the bathroom and when I went to wipe there was a long string of cervical mucus hanging out from down there. Ovulation?

Just went to the bathroom and when I went to wipe there was a long string of cervical mucus hanging out from down there. Ovulation?

OVULATION: Occurs 12-14 days after the start of mens. If what you observe happens on that time sometimes with abdominal pain and sl. Fever, the mucus discharge can be part of it. ...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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I was prescribed musinex for mucus thinning, how long can I take for?

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

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How long after ovulation mucus thickens?

How long after ovulation mucus thickens?

Mucus: The mucus will start to thicken once the Progesterone level rises. This will usually begin the day after you ovulate and you are no longer in your fertile part of the cycle. ...Read more

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How long after fertile mucus is detected, is the egg released?

How long after fertile mucus is detected, is the egg released?

Varies: An egg is usually released within 2 to 4 days after the start of the cervical mucus change. ...Read more

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I have worms and they look like long green strings with mucus what kind are they?

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

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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?

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?

Allergies: You may have started with allergies and then gotten infected. The mucus can change color if infected. Discuss the options of speaking with an allergist for testing with your doctor. She will also treat this episode and help you get better quicker. ...Read more

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How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

How long after you see cervical mucus do you ovulate?

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

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How long should your water break after you lose your mucus plug?

How long should your water break after you lose your mucus plug?

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

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Does fertile cervical mucus cause soerm to live longer how and why?

Does fertile cervical mucus cause soerm to live longer how and why?

It prevents destruct: Sperms remain healthy and are fertile
no loss or destruction of sperms. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How long can sperm survive in the female with no fertile mucus present?

How do you know?: How do you no that no mucus or hospitable environment is available. Don't know when mucous is "fertile" and when it isn't. Sperm can last up to 5 days. If you don't want to get pregnant, don't have unprotected sex. ...Read more

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How long should it take to stop coughing up mucus after getting a cold?

How long should it take to stop coughing up mucus after getting a cold?

Colds: It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for a cold to subside. If cough is persistent, have yourself checked and have a spirometry done to determine if you have bronchial inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the mucus plug to be dark red, about two or three inches long, and thick?

Is it normal for the mucus plug to be dark red, about two or three inches long, and thick?

Mucus plug: The mucus plug for lack of a more elegant visual looks like a ball of snot with some blood mixed in with it. A woman can lose the plug before onset of labor or even during labor. ...Read more

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How long should I take robotussin? Is it safe to take it daily for a month or two to thin and loosen mucus?

How long should I take robotussin? Is it safe to take it daily for a month or two to thin and loosen mucus?

Guafenesin: Guafenesin probably is, but dextrometorphan is not. Only these medications for a short time: 1- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?!

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

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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

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I have had bronchitis since jan 1, been off work I am still coughing, bringing mucus up when I cough. Should I stay off work longer? How much longer?

I have had bronchitis since jan 1, been off work I am still coughing, bringing mucus up when I cough. Should I stay off work longer? How much longer?

Strictly: Speaking you are NOT "contagious" and can return to work. Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a COUGH SUPPRESSANT since your coughing may make your work contacts uncomfortable and it's not doing you a lot of good at this point!!!
Hope this helps!
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2nd dose of Dukarol taken 2 weeks ago. Loose or soft bms (no blood or mucus) since. Are the side effects normal to last this long? I also have UC.

Dukarol: Diarrhea is listed as a possible side effect but shouldn't cause an intestinal tract infection. I recommend that you rule out infection with a stool culture to check for pathogens including ova and parasites. Avoid harsh roughage in your diet and take kaopectate or imodium as needed. Your gastroenterologist can advise you best if your bowels don't normalize. ...Read more

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When do you need to see a doc? How much mucus (tsp) and color (s) are normal? How long is a cough suppose to last from flu/cold? Adult 45 fm

When do you need to see a doc? How much mucus (tsp) and color (s) are normal? How long is a cough suppose to last from flu/cold? Adult 45 fm

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Just had long string bits when opening my bowels. Have been having mucus lately & left lower tummy pain?

Just had long string bits when opening my bowels. Have been having mucus lately & left lower tummy pain?

Mucus ; cramps...: Mucus occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. You're describing cramping with stools so mucus may also be produced due to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous rectal tumors. No bleeding, weight loss, fever, tenderness...Right? Call your doc to get checked esp. If these issues r present. ...Read more

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Long black string like things in my stool? Mucus watery stools no moving things, one time I found a hard segment like thing? Stool swabbing shows non

Long black string like things in my stool? Mucus watery stools no moving things, one time I found a hard segment like thing? Stool swabbing shows non

Stools: These are probable undigested or partially digested food fragments. If you continue to have mucous and loose watery stools it would be a good idea to see a doctor and submit to a stool exam along with providing a full detailed history and an exam of yourself. This cannot be solved over the internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does sperm live in infertile mucus?

How long does sperm live in infertile mucus?

Cervical mucus: In normal mucus, sperm can live for 24-48 hours. I'm not sure what you mean by 'infertile mucus'. If the cervical mucus is abnormal, sperm survival would be shorter. The best thing to do is to evaluate the mucus and, if it's abnormal, determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have soft mucus in my nose from a long time plz tell what should I do.

I have soft mucus in my nose from a long time plz tell what should I do.

Any allergy symptoms: Like itchy, sneezy nose? If so, the mucus could be from Hay Fever/Allergies. A trial of over the counter antihistamines would be in order. Ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. Also ask about the use of a Netty Pot to help with mucus removal and flushing out of the sinuses. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son been throwing up mucus since 3 clock is that normal and how long will it last?

It is normal: For little ones to throw up their mucus because they cannot cough it out like we do. Most of the time they would swallow them and pooped it out. ...Read more

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If your mucus plug is still hard but your wall is thinning out and not dilated, how long until you deliver?

If your mucus plug is still hard but your wall is thinning out and not dilated, how long until you deliver?

Impossible to say: This is the forever 'golden' question... When will I deliver? In my experience, mucous plugs don't mean a lot. Thinning is a good sign that baby has dropped and is exerting pressure on your cervix... This is more predictive than dilation of impending labor. Having said that, however, it can be hours, days or weeks, until a woman delivers. Only the stars know for sure! ...Read more

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Rectal mucus and light rectal spotting after long distance runs (10+ miles). Any cause for concern? Only occurs after running.

Rectal mucus and light rectal spotting after long distance runs (10+ miles). Any cause for concern? Only occurs after running.

See a doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and needs evaluation. The situation you describe may be a sign of ischemic colitis, a condition in which there is reduced blood flow to the colon. The stress of a long distance run may shunt blood away from the bowel. A gastroenterologist can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have just been to bathroom and when I wiped there was a long stringy piece of flesh on paper. No blood but mucus all over feaces. Should I worry?

I have just been to bathroom and when I wiped there was a long stringy piece of flesh on paper. No blood but mucus all over feaces. Should I worry?

No: One irregular episode of defecation is not something to worry about. It is recurs, especially if there is blood in stool, then do get checked out by doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have long cycles like 35 days usually, and I always ovulate on cd21. I always have cervical mucus. Does it effect my egg quality since a bit late?

Maybe: The length of your menstrual cycle does not affect the quality of the eggs but the underlying condition that causes you to have longer cycles can at times affect the quality of the eggs. I would recommend to discuss it with your obgyn or fertility specialist. ...Read more

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When I see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean I ovulated or I will ovulate soon? If so how long will I ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

When I see the egg white type of mucus, does that mean I ovulated or I will ovulate soon? If so how long will I ovulate after seeing those type mucus?

About to ovulate: The egg white type of cervical mucus coincide with the high level of estrogen that precede ovulation. Once you see the discharge your are most likely to ovulate in the next 24-48h. It is best to have intercourse the day that you see the different discharge. The ovulation kit will usually show positive on the day that the cervical mucus change to the " egg white". Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Without knowing: More I would say that "bronchitis" for 2 weeks needs evaluation. Possibly xray depending on physical exam. Wish I could offer more but with this limited info I would rec you see your dr. ...Read more

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So what's a good home remedy for mucus and body aches I don't really like taking medicine because I feel like I take longer to get better but what food?

Oil of oregano: The body aches make me think you may have an infection. In the absence of infection, you can try mucus with three drops of oil of oregano under your tongue twice daily. ...Read more