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This morning I lost my mucous plug and now I am dripping clear water-like stuff. Is this normal?

This morning I lost my mucous plug and now I am dripping clear water-like stuff. Is this normal?

Amniotic fluid?: You need to be seen and evaluated. It's possible that you ruptured your membranes and are leaking amniotic fluid. There are other possibilities but it's best to assume it's amniotic fluid until proved otherwise. You need to go to the Ob triage unit at your hospital this evening. Best wishes! ...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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My 18 month old has vomited mucous 6 times this morning. She won't eat & will only sip on water through bottle. No high temp. What should I do?

My 18 month old has vomited mucous 6 times this morning. She won't eat & will only sip on water through bottle. No high temp. What should I do?

Clear the nose: Use saline nasal spray or drops to irrigate the nose and bulb suction to clear the nasal passages. Offer sips of pedialyte electrolyte solution. If symptoms fail to improve seek medical attention from a pediatrician. ...Read more

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For like a few months I have been coughing up water like mucous it's only happens when I a lay down to sleep. Allergies are horrible but how to end it?

For like a few months I have been coughing up water like mucous it's only happens when I a lay down to sleep. Allergies are horrible but how to end it?

Not only allergy: You probably cough mainly when lying down because of post-nasal drip. However, acid reflux may be contributing. Start by rinsing our nose with saline and taking a non-sedating anti-histamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine at night AND raise your head on at least 2 pillows, no food or drink before bed. If no better, see your physician or better a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

Glan pennis-red patches & white scales-had neosporin h-now mucous like discharge with itchin. I wash it with hot water and use betadine lotion to clean?

No, see a Doctor: It does not sound normal, does sound infected, and may be transmissible. You should be evaluated by a doctor--yours, or urologist or county health dept "std clinic" or urgent care. ...Read more

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35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

35 weeks prego, lost mucous plug last week, has clear water like discharge that drips after peeing. Can this be amniotoc fluid& shouild I b concerned?

Yes: Call your doctor immediately and be evaluated for amniotic fluid. Babies can develop severe infections if the water sac is ruptured for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

Please call your OB: Water breaking should be thin watery fluid, (assuming you do not have meconium) mucous plug will be thick and usually plug will come out first, sometimes it can happen at the same time ...Read more

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Can an orgasm or multiple orgasms cause the mucous plug to fall? Also, can the orgasms cause my water to break sooner?

Can an orgasm or multiple orgasms cause the mucous plug to fall? Also, can the orgasms cause my water to break sooner?

Not likely!: I suppose some might think the process of labor and the experience of sexual climax in women could be linked, but to the best of my knowledge, one takes place in the brain and the other occurs at the opposite pole... I certainly do not think that an orgasm, or multiple orgasms, present you with increased risk of premature labor. You may want to review this with a midwife or obstetrician... ...Read more

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I've been having a white/yellow watery fluid in toilet water after/when I defecate. Would this be mucous? Is there anything I need to worry about?

I've been having a white/yellow watery fluid in toilet water after/when I defecate. Would this be mucous? Is there anything I need to worry about?

Mucus or pus?: 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, anal/rectal inspection are appropriate. Peri-anal abscesses & fistulas may need urgent attention. ...Read more

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Have had bright red blood with white/yellow mucous and I digested food with water only coming out as stool. I'm 21. Hardly any stool has come out in a?

Red blood in stool: Blood passed rectally is abnormal. In your age bracket hemorrhoids, anal fissure or inflammatory disease of the rectum or colon are possible causes. The presence of mucus is nonspecific but can occur with irritable bowel syndrome as well as inflammatory bowel conditions including an acute infectious process. I think you be examined by a physician or gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks & 6 days, dilated 4cm since last wed, lost my mucous plug too, no contractions only bad back pain can doc break my water or induced me?

I'm 38 weeks & 6 days, dilated 4cm since last wed, lost my mucous plug too, no contractions only bad back pain can doc break my water or induced me?

Yes: Can: yes. Should: maybe.

Most conscientious obstetricians do not induce a woman electively (just for convenience) before 39 weeks. If this is your first pregnancy, and your cervix is not favorable, then inducting you now would increase your risk of cesarean section for failure to get into labor. A favorable cervix is not only dilated, but thin, soft, forward, and with baby's head low. ...Read more

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I have blood and mucous in my stool and mild pain. Do I need to go to a hospital or can I possibly heal on my own? Last night I did a very dumb thing. I tried to use watered down alcohol rectally and forgot that I had anti-fungal spray on at the time.

I have blood and mucous in my stool and mild pain. Do I need to go to a hospital or can I possibly heal on my own? Last night I did a very dumb thing. I tried to use watered down alcohol rectally and forgot that I had anti-fungal spray on at the time.

If: If you need to give yourself alcohol enemas, you have a serious problem. People who instill alcohol into their rectums in order to become intoxicated more quickly, engage in a dangerous practice. Because the colon mucosa absorbs the alcohol more quickly than via the stomach, the blood alcohol level can rise very quickly. This has led to a number of reported deaths from fatal alcohol intoxication. Your rectum was not designed as a portal for alcohol and this practice can cause significant damage to the rectal tissues. I can only guess how badly an antifungal would impact the tender mucosa of the rectum. It is clear that the combination and alcohol and anti-fungal spray has injured you. I strongly recommend that you go to the emergency room so that the extent of damage can be assessed. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Possibly: If the post-nasal drips are very salty, then you may end up with a sensation of dry throat like after swallowing a mouthful of seawater. On the other hand, your dry mouth may also be from nasal congestion leading to mouth breathing. You need to get checked out for possible sinus infection as well if the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse in the interim. ...Read more

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Urine... With, urine clear coloured like water with a little mucus in it. What does that mean?

Clear urine: Indicates well hydrated and mucous could be vaginal secretion. Are there any other symptoms? If concerned see your doctor and have a urinalysis. ...Read more

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11month old has had ongoing diarrhoea on & off for over 5months. Sometimes it has mucus in it and it's just like water?

Consult with pedi: Diarrhea of water/mucus in an 11 month old is not normal. It could be because of diet - if feeding too much juice or too much milk and not enough solids. Or it could be functional meaning there is an abnormality in the gut and it is not digesting certain foods properly. I would take baby to pediatrician and then possibly GI physician. ...Read more

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I don't know if what I'm seeing at the top of my toilet water is mucus or oil? It's been happening for a month. How will the dr diagnose?

Mucos or oil BM: Ask him and is suspect he will say to show me the stuff. Stop take a sample next time you go and take to him. ...Read more

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Is there normal mucus secreted from our anus inside when stress? That we see it in our underwear like transparent like water? But nothing else

Is there normal mucus secreted from our anus inside when stress? That we see it in our underwear like transparent like water? But nothing else

Not normally: Mucus is not secreted from the anorectal area when under stress. If you have symptoms of an irritable bowel, with loose stools when under stress, it's possible you might see mucus. If that's not the case, and you continue to see the mucus, have an exam to see if there is some problem in the anal area ...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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What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

What does it mean when a babies poops are total mucus and water with no form to them?

Diahrea: This sounds like diahhrea. Though newborns have non formed it only exist when breast feding but it looks yellow brown and like small seeds. If it becomes mucousey give brat diet but continue to feed, atleast hydrate and call MD if cntinues ...Read more

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Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus?

Red mucus eye itching an watering lots of mucus?

Conjunctivitis: Sound like you have pink eye it could be viral or allergic. Try Orc slaw at eye drops and Claritin (loratadine) pill if not better see your doctor ...Read more

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Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Hypertonic saline: Inhaled hypertonic (7%) saline is used in certain lung diseases to hydrate thick mucus in the airways. This helps with mucus clearance. ...Read more

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Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry cocoons. What could it be?

Lung doctor: So have you been diagnosed with aspergillosis already or you think you have it based on your symptoms?
At any rate, you need to get it checked. See your doctor first, they may recommend a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry coccoons. Could it be that?

Aspergillosis, cough up white mucus in water with sack that grows white furry coccoons. Could it be that?

Cough: This really needs to be checked by a doctor and doubt it is aspergillosis. Whatever you cough out, show it to your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

I choked on water and mucus really think mucus from eating a cookie what will happen if get in the lungs?

Self limited: If you got a small part of a cookie in your lungs, it would probably cause you to cough and expel it. Otherwise it can cause some mild to moderate local inflammation temporarily. ...Read more