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I have just had a hysterectomy. I now have a mucus discharge from the vagina. Is this normal?

I have just had a hysterectomy. I now have a mucus discharge from the vagina. Is this normal?

Normal: The walls of the vagina can still produce discharge. Usually discharge that is clear or white in the absence of itching or odors is completely normal and nothing to worry about. ...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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Thick pinkish mucus discharge, why do I have this?

Thick pinkish mucus discharge, why do I have this?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

What?: From which body opening is the mucous coming from? ...Read more

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I am experiencing thick mucus discharge.

Please be more: Specific regarding where this mucus is coming from and if you have any symptoms. Can resubmit. ...Read more

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Thick mucus discharge? What did she give me?

Thick mucus discharge? What did she give me?

Find out: If you have reason for worry the steps are: 1) see a doctor, there's no other way to tell if you 'got' anything, 2) talk with her (?) i'd to learn the facts before jumping to conclusions. ...Read more

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After sex, will I still see mucus discharge?

After sex, will I still see mucus discharge?

Can happen: There is some discharge usually for up to a day sometimes- combination of vaginal secretions and semen. ...Read more

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I am having a thick mucus discharge, I am 50?

Normal: Mucus discharge by itself is often normal. If it becomes discolored, irritation, or with a bad odor it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Why am I had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Why am I had a mucus discharge coming from my anus?

Anal leakage: Processes that interrupt the integrity of the sphincter muscle or the hemorrhoid columns can produce anal leakage. For example, stretching of the sphincter muscle, a flareup of hemorrhoids, mucosal prolapse, or an abnormal connection called a fistula can all produce what would be termed anal leakage. Mucus is normally produced by the lining and increase production can be affected by medications or underlying disease processes. I suggest you see a surgeon for a anorectal examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean of you have blood in mucus discharge?

Depends where from?: Blood in a mucus nasal discharge when u blow your nose is common & rarely of concern. Blood in mucus coughed up from chest may be serious & should be looked into by your dr. Tb, something similar or even lung cancer needs to be excluded. Bloody vaginal mucus is also abnormal & needs to be checked out by a gynecologist. Malignancy needs to be ruled out. Hopefully nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got excessive mucus discharge in the morning time. Is there any way to prevent this?

I got excessive mucus discharge in the morning time. Is there any way to prevent this?

Get checked: If this has been an ongoing problem for more than a couple of weeks, then you likely either have chronic rhinitis or bronchitis. An evaluation can help to pinpoint the problem (anything from allergies, chronic irritation, lung problems, structural sinus problems, etc). Getting it to stop will depend upon the primary problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bright red mucus discharge coming out. When I wipe And more when I move around what is it?

I have bright red mucus discharge coming out. When I wipe And more when I move around what is it?

Discharge: It is not clear to me where this discharge is coming from. If from your vagina, when is your period, your last no period. Need more information. ...Read more

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Mucus discharge at 32 weeks, does this mean ptl?

Mucus discharge at 32 weeks, does this mean ptl?

Not necessarily: There are increased secretions towards the end of pregnancy, but sometimes there also can be effacement of the cervix which can increase the mucus discharge. If you are having any contractions or if the discharge continues, get checked. ...Read more

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What color is mucus discharge from hemorrhoids?

NONE: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. They should not be discharging mucus or pus unless you have an abscess, etc. Hemorrhoids may bleed and that would be blood red. ...Read more

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What cause a reddish mucus discharge from the vagina?

What cause a reddish mucus discharge from the vagina?

Menses: Early (pre-cycle) or residual (post-cycle) changes in the uterine lining is one reason. However, depending on the stage of your reproductive life (e.g. menopause), this can be abnormal. Sometimes infection and neoplasms (e.g. abnormal growths) can present with such symptoms. The most likely reason is what I summarized initially. ...Read more

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Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June?

Having brown mucus discharge haven't had a period since June?

No period w d/c: You need to see a GYN dr. First assure you are not pregnant, then get and evaluation for the lack of a period for 5 months as well as the discharge which could be infectious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a csection 7 weeks ago. I have a clear mucus discharge. What could this be?

Likely normal: Cervical and vaginal secretions. See your gyn for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Abnormal mucus discharge, what could it be?

Abnormal mucus discharge, what could it be?

Need eval to know.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

Depends: Depends in what context you are asking. It can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. ...Read more

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Iam having some clear mucus discharge is this normal?

Iam having some clear mucus discharge is this normal?

It depends: Where is it from? From your nose, yes. From your vagina, most likely, from your anus - that needs to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is this transperant mucus discharge I am getting?

What is this transperant mucus discharge I am getting?

Discharge: Clear, watery discharge is normal ; occurs intermittently during the menstrual cycle. It may ^ after exercise. Clear/stretchy discharge occurs w ovulation. ...Read more

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I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I don't have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

I have had clear mucus discharge sometimes it's brown tinged I don't have a normal mentatrul cycle usual 45 days apart, is the mucus normal?

Yes.: Clear mucous discharge is normal. The discharge comes from mucous glands in the vaginal and vulvar areas. The brown tinge to the mucous might NOT be normal however. It's probably coming from the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Since your periods are irregular, you might have an abnormal build-up of endometrium. Please make an appt. With your Gyno! ...Read more

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What is the color of anal mucus discharge?

Clear gel like: Normally there should be none. It indicates inflammation, infection, infestation...colitis, proctitis......etc ...Read more

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Help please! Is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus "normal" after an ileostomy?

Help please! Is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus "normal" after an ileostomy?

Maybe: Find out from your surgeon if any of the colon remains. If there is still some of this large intestine, blood may have gotten into it during the operation and will pass with a small amount of mucous that the lining of the colon remnant secretes. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bloody and mucus discharge from the anus normal after an ileostomy?

Depends: If the ileostomy surgery is new, there may be some temporary bloody and mucus drainage. If the ileostomy is not new, bloody drainage is not normal and should be evaluated by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown?

I usually get midcycle mucus discharge but clear, this time I have it brownish like that just before the period. Is it normal and why brown?

Blood: Blood tinged mucus will appear brownish because it contains de-oxygenated blood. This frequently occurs around ovulation time (mid-cycle) and is not worrisome. ...Read more

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I had an IUD put in about a year ago and since I had it put in I have had mucus discharge and sever pain that is not related to my minstural cycle?

I had an IUD put in about a year ago and since I had it put in I have had mucus discharge and sever pain that is not related to my minstural cycle?

Ultrasound: I always check iud placement with ultrasound a month or so afterwards. This rules out any displacement of the iud as well as any migration of the iud. ...Read more

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I'm still a virgin but I masturbate once in a while, twice this week after I masturbated I had a clear mucus discharge with a tiny streak of blood?

Discharge: Some minor clear discharges may be normal. Be sure that if you use any toys or your fingers, etc when masturbating, that they are clean. If your discharge and the bleeding persist, you need to see the GYN. Let them know you are a virgin and they can examine you and assure all is well gynecologically. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Is brown mucus discharge is before or after period?

Brown mucus: Discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood ; is non uncommonly seen after your period (but could also occur at other times). ...Read more

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Is bloody mucus discharge normal? I am 3 weeks postpartum.

Normal: Some bloody mucus discharge is normal 3 weeks post-partum. Best wishes! ...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


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more