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Doctor insights on: Mucous Discharge Pregnancy

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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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I had protected sex usin condom, next day spotting occured in addition to normal colorless mucous discharge. Means? 28 old female, never had pregnancy.

I had protected sex usin condom, next day spotting occured in addition to normal colorless mucous discharge. Means? 28 old female, never had pregnancy.

spotting: A single episode of spotting probably has very little significance. Now on the other hand if you spot between periods frequently i would suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is white creamy odorless cervical mucous a pregnancy symptom with a little watery clear discharge ?

Is white creamy odorless cervical mucous a pregnancy symptom with a little watery clear discharge ?

No it isn't: Vaginal discharge is not a pregnancy symptom. It can indicate a sexually transmitted disease of other infection. Schedule a visit for testing. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Consider starting birth control as well. ...Read more

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Period over 24 days late.Dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative OTC pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

Period over 24 days late.Dark brown stringy mucous discharge & brown spotting for two days now 3 negative OTC pregnancy test no pregnacy symptoms?

See your doctor: If you had unprotected sex, not on a birth control and 24 days late, its advisable to see your doctor for proper evaluation/rule out of pregnancy.You can also use this visit to discuss with your doctor which birth control would be appropriate for you. Please always remember to practice safe sex ( use condoms). Know that birth control will not protect from sexually transmitted diseases. Take care. ...Read more

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How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

How to deal with thick mucus discharge in pregnancy and menopause?

Get tested: Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm experiencing mucus discharge at 32 weeks or pregnancy?

What does it mean if i'm experiencing mucus discharge at 32 weeks or pregnancy?

Cervix change: If you have new onset mucous especially with pressure or cramps, you have to worry about cervical change (dilation and/or shortening). You should be seen by your doc to rule out preterm labor, cervical incompetence, or infection. Sometimes it can be normal (leukorrhea of pregnancy) but it's safer @ 32 weeks to be sure. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How much stringy/mucus like discharge during pregnancy is normal before I should contact my provider? (at 32 weeks)

How much stringy/mucus like discharge during pregnancy is normal before I should contact my provider? (at 32 weeks)

You should contact: Contact your provider now so your provider can decide as you want to make sure your cervix is not trying to open up too soon which could casue premature rom, or premature labor both of which you want to try to avoid. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy cervical mucus clear and watery? Took 2 tests both neg, due for my pd any time now and i'm getting lots of clear watery discharge. Preg?

Is pregnancy cervical mucus clear and watery? Took 2 tests both neg, due for my pd any time now and i'm getting lots of clear watery discharge. Preg?

Patience: You are wasting time and energy on tests that are invalid. The time to test is the first morning after the first day of a missed period. Not before. Vaginal and cervical mucous are not in any way diagnostic or reliable ways to follow menstrual or pregnancy cycles. That is also a complete waste of energy and an old wive's tale. ...Read more

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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


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