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Mucus Plug After Stopping Birth Control
For a month I've been having vaginal discharge now it seems to be in the anal area. Doesn't itch, burn or have a bad oder. It reminds me of the mucus plug when hour about to give birth. What can it be?
From your description it may be many different things including bacterial versus fungal infection, fistula (hole between two canals) and a few other possibilities. I would recommend going to see your doctor or a local urgent care. I hope this helps.
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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
Does birth control increase the amount of cervical mucus, I know it thickens it. Due for af in 3 days and have a lot of creamy thick snot like cm?
Cervical mucus: Yes the mucus thickens up preventing the egg from being fertilized. ...Read more
When a girl gets 'wet' why is it like ovualtion mucus? And she is not near ovulation. Its clear. And ahe is also on birth control.
It just is: The vaginal secretions made when aroused that make a girl "wet" can simply be similar in consistency with the secretions made when ovulating. ...Read more
Does clear, thin, stretchy mucus on birth control mean pills failed and ovulation happened, or can it happen for no reason? No pills have been missed.
Yes: Nexplanon and all progestin methods of birth control prevent pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus, preventing entry of sperm. It makes complete sense that cervical mucus would change after getting explaining placed. You only need to worry if there is a odor associated with your discharge or symptoms like pain. ...Read more
Is is normal to have a period with little or no blood but only mucus-like clots? I am on birth control so might I need to change pills?
Mucus like period: Check urine blood HCG, sometimes the pill does not work. Note sometimes with pills there is a decrease/ack of periods. Also check thyroid, prolactin level and for polycystic ovary syndrome. Discuss w/ doctor the addtional tests and switching (some people do not mind the lack of period-but note it may take up several months after stopping BC for period to resume due to pituitary supression) ...Read more
I'm on birth control which I take every single day. I'm suppose to start my period in 3 days but I've noticed when I wipe the mucus has dark blood?
Spotting: There might be some old blood in the uterus that made its way out or it might be the beginning of your new period. It doesn't sound concerning. ...Read more
On birth control missed 2 pills now had breakthrough bleed for over 2 weeks that's mostly brown mucus should I take normal pill break or skip period?
I'm on sprintec birth control. I had unprotected sex two days ago. Today I'm getting slippery mucus in my vagina. Am I ovulating? Do I need plan b?
Had sex while on the birth control pill, 2 days later I got clear stretchy mucus like during ovulation. Can this occur on the pill without ovulating?
I got my last period on 3/22, started taking birth control pills (yaz) on 3/23, today 4/6 I experienced pinkish mucus & a little burn sensation, why?
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more
I hve a white creamy mucus coating the insde of my vagina/top of my cervix. I may have a uti, could ths be a symptom/reaction to my new birth control?
Maybe: Sometimes certain birth control will increase a patient's risk of vaginitis by affecting the pH of the vagina and altering the healthy vaginal flora. I would recommend following up with you gyn or doctor to evaluate symptoms if associated with itching, burning, painful urination, urgency of urination, frequency. ...Read more
Hi, I was wondering if there was anyway to remove the mucus plug after stopping bc. Its been 2yrs now but the plug is still there?
No: The mucous plug is simply thick cervical mucous and is not like a bath tub plug. It is continuously produced and simply changes thru the cycle as hormones change. When pregnant women loose their mucus plug they just see a lot of thick mucus come out. ...Read more
I'm on birth control and my period is due in 2 days. Today when I wiped I had brown mucous and a little bright red. I take my pill on time. Normal?
Premenstrual spot: Yes, this is not uncommonGet a more detailed answer ›
About to deliver: A pregnant woman's mucus plug is expelled just prior to delivery. It is present to help block bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy. Sometimes, loss of a mucus plug can be associated with some bloody discharge. If you are the one who is pregnant, you may want to let your OB know. Good luck! ...Read more
Preterm Labor: Yes. You are at risk of the onset of preterm labor and should notify your Obstetrician. In early labor your cervix opens and you may feel mild contractions, cramps or backache. The mucus plug or blood show is a jelly like blood tinged blob that looks like "snot! " If you are not having contractions you may not be in labour. ...Read more
Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds the onset of labor. ...Read more
Pregnant?: Are you pregnant? If not then you most likely have an infection as there is no Mucous plug otherwise ...Read more
I presume you are pregnant.
Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clot and become brownish) can occur as that continues to happen. If concerned, speak your ob ...Read more
Need a follow up: See your obgyn for a follow up exam to make sure all has resolved normally. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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