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Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

Stringy mucus semen, what are the causes?

Normal: After ejaculation, semen is tapioca-like and clumpy. It then liquifies over a 1 hour period and becomes stringy like molasses. Stringiness, to some degree, is normal. ...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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I have acute bronchitis, i just coughed up a brownish stringy mucus is that bad?

I have acute bronchitis, i just coughed up a brownish stringy mucus is that bad?

Not necessarily ...: It's not uncommon with an active or resolving bronchitis to bring up colored sputum. Often it represents your immune system's inflammatory response to an infection. Be aware, it can be a sign of some irritation of the airways and old blood(though this is usually dark). If you start coughing up any sputum with blood or blood clots or black material please contact your primary care doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Thick white stringy mucus, in throat, difficult to expell

Thick white stringy mucus, in throat, difficult to expell

See Your M.D.: There's some over-the-counter decongestants but you rather see your doctor especially if you present an elevation in body temperature that is not within normal limits. ...Read more

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I have long stringy mucus from my vaginal area and not sure why. Did an evaluation a few months ago and urine test but my doc said its nothing!?

I have long stringy mucus from my vaginal area and not sure why. Did an evaluation a few months ago and urine test but my doc said its nothing!?

Likely normal: It is normal for a young woman to have stringy mucus, especially around ovulation. If you develop other symptoms, e.g., change in color of discharge, itching, or a rash, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Its been a little over a year everyday i been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eye lids.Especially when there's animals around.

Its been a little over a year everyday  i been having thick stringy mucus form in the bottom of my eye lids.Especially when there's animals around.

Allergies!: This is an allergic response. You can try moisture tear drops on a routine basis (one drop 4 times a day) and oral omega 3's. ...Read more

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I have white stringy mucus in my poop what is wrong with me?

I have white stringy mucus in my poop what is wrong with me?

IBS...: Passage of ano-rectal mucous in the absence of other symptoms, is usually a benign symptom seen in patients with ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). If you are having severe diarrhea, anorectal pain or blood in the stools you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more