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Mucus (Overview)

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, desquamated cells, and leukocytes.


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I have a normal 28day cycle during sex I donot produce mucus why s that?

I have a normal 28day cycle during sex I donot produce mucus why s that?

Incomplete job...: If you get a fulfilling sexual act at the right time of your cycle.....leading to orgasm....you will get your mucus. Actually that is the signal/reward to your sexual partner.....wheather he is doing a good job or not. ...Read more

Mucus (Overview)

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, desquamated cells, and leukocytes.


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Why do I keep having mucus?

Why do I keep having mucus?

Where?: Where are you producing mucus? If it is the normal places, such as your nostrils, it may be because you have a viral infection, or maybe a seasonal allergy. Hard to say without more information. ...Read more

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I have the same thing with mucus?

I have the same thing with mucus?

What is: "the same thing"? Please be more specific. ...Read more

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What causes mucus from the bottom?

What causes mucus from the bottom?

Many things: Sometimes this may be normal lubrication, may be hemorrhoid related, infection related, ibs, colitis. ...Read more

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If I see mucus in my feses what should I do?

If I see mucus in my feses what should I do?

See doctor: If it is a recurrent problem then you should probably see a doctor for evaluation of stools for infection. This is especially true if you have been sick with diarrhea or if you have been on antibiotics recently. If it is a one time occurrence and you have not been sick then you can probably ignore it. ...Read more

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Certain foods cause so much mucus I choke why?

Certain foods cause so much mucus I choke why?

Many reasons...: There are many reasons that a person might have problems chewing and swallowing her food. The problems can vary depending on one's age and her underlying disorders. A doctor can evaluate, and an ENT specialist can further check. A occupational therapist can help figure things out, and can help with treatment if needed. A video-xray done while swallowing may give good pictures of the problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mucus?

What is the definition or description of: mucus?

Thick, viscous, gel: 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, desquamated cells, and leukocytes. ...Read more

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My mucus is really dark green, what's this mean?

Mucus color: Typically the color of your mucus represents what is happening with the bacteria that is trapped there. When you first get ill its a yellow color often, and then changes to green as your body starts to fight infection. Viral infections tend to be more of a clear color. Other possible reasons- but this is the most common. ...Read more

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Mucus is very thick stringy like glue from trach?

Mucus is very thick stringy like glue from trach?

Dehydration: People who have trach are always at increased risk of infection and chronic inflammation. If there are other signs of infections (fever, lethargy, altered level of consciousness) seek immediate medical attention. But while you are waiting try increasing the fluid intake of your child. At age 2 they may not be able to adequately express thirst. ...Read more

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Does mucus production in the body usually increase?

Depends on the need!: Mucus production is actually a defense mechanism to protect our body. When we get exposed to bacteria, viruses, fungus, and irritants in our airway, the surface immune cells lining the tubes of airway and sinuses produce the chemicals that assist in getting rid of the offending agents. If there is a recent need for expelling something from our airway, then our body produces more mucus. ...Read more

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Hello, I m suffering from mucus problem for 3 months.?

Hello, I m suffering from mucus problem for 3 months.?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) or a mucous breaking medicine like saline spray in your nose. If no better would see a doctor to make sure you don't have a sinus infection. Good luck ...Read more

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I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

I have bright read bloody mucus after lying down that goes after sitting up?

Female? Vaginal?: If you have been lying flat for a prolonged period, then blood can pool in the vagina. When standing up, gravity allows this to drain. If you are not female or this is not about vaginal discharge then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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I am 4 days early. Its light in color with clear mucus. What does this mean?

Ans: Not abnormal to have an irregular period. Check a preg test first. If meg be patient your regular period will come. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have white mucus on my fecalmatter and it comes out in balls?

No that is abnormal: Please see your doctor about this. It is not normal. Get appropriate testing done to find out cause. ...Read more

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Had a 3 day cycle which is normally 5 days followed by a thin string of of mucus?

Had a 3 day cycle which is normally 5 days followed by a thin string of of mucus?

Menses: Sounds like a normal menstrual change. Your periods will normally be a little different at times. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My son is 18 months old and has been raspy for 2 days. No coughing or mucus. What can I give him for it?

My son is 18 months old and has been raspy for 2 days. No coughing or mucus. What can I give him for it?

See his pediatrician: That's better at this age, and the doctor would elicit more information and perform an exam, Meanwhile, clear his nose with saline nasal wash till you get to see his doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Some mucus that is passed at the end of a bm other than that everything seems normal, is there anything to worry about?

Mucus in Stool.: If it only happens once in a while don't worry about. If it continues and it is new for you, get seen. This is true for any change in bowel habits, that lasts more than a week or so Eat plenty of fiber and drink enough water (or other non-caffeinated, non-caloric fluid) to avoid constipation or straining when passing stool. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot in my vision, It's as if I have mucus on it, but I've looked and see nothing there. What could this be?

Ophthalmologist: Go see one. Sounds like you have a scotoma and only a skilled exam will be able to elucidate the cause. ...Read more

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