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For the past couple of days thick brown mucus looking stuff has been leaking out of my vagina. It smells awful and is non-stop. What is this?

For the past couple of days thick brown mucus looking stuff has been leaking out of my vagina. It smells awful and is non-stop. What is this?

Brown = old blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. Brown simply indicates old blood and is normal. The foul may indicate infection. Get tested ...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 brown mucus no periods or very irregular period, ican go sometimes two three or four months between, but i've never had sex and i'm only 18?

Thick brown mucus no periods or very irregular period, ican go sometimes two three or four months between, but i've never had sex and i'm only 18?

Need evaluation: There may be a treatable cause for your irregular periods. It would be helpful to have an evaluation, starting with a check of your thyroid function. In your age group, other possible common causes include pcos and eating disorders. ...Read more

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I have walking pneumonia and a runny nose with thick brown mucus. Is this normal and how can I fix it?

I have walking pneumonia and a runny nose with thick brown mucus. Is this normal and how can I fix it?

See your doctor : For evaluation and prescription medications if needed, what you described warrants a professional input, good luck ...Read more

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I am having rumbling, gas, some nausea, diarrhea, and sometimes a thick brown mucus instead of normal bm. Also a protrusion from anal opening. Help! ?

I am having rumbling, gas, some nausea, diarrhea, and sometimes a thick brown mucus instead of normal bm. Also a protrusion from anal opening. Help! ?

GI distress: Those symptoms can occur in a variety of gastrointestinal complaints, & a diagnosis would involve a detailed history & a physical. General information that may or may not apply in your case: Protrusions from the anus frequently are hemorrhoids, but can be rectal prolapse (rectal tissue). Short-term nausea/diarrhea can be viral gastroenteritis, but many, many other causes exist. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thick brown vaginal mucus be caused by nexplanon birth control?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thick brown vaginal mucus be caused by nexplanon birth control?

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

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Scratchy dry painful throat, spitting up thick green/brown mucus. Throat sticks together when swallowing, more tired than usual? Thank you.

More details: It is hard to tell whether you are getting a viral or bacterial infection although I would favor viral if the symptoms have not been present for >10 days. See doctor if the symptoms are unbearable. ...Read more

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Last normal cycle was March, April's cycle was just brown thick gooey mucus for 6 days. Never got a cycle in May or June. Plenty of negative tests.

Last normal cycle was March, April's cycle was just brown thick gooey mucus for 6 days. Never got a cycle in May or June. Plenty of negative tests.

Several things maybe: I'm sure you've already gone or are contemplating going to your doctor for a thorough checkup because that's what you need right now. Certainly doesn't sound a like a pregnancy in progress. Why the anovulatory cycles would need to discovered by imaging and a good physical checkup. ...Read more