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After I went to the bathroom and wiped my self. This very thick clear mucus was on the paper. What could it be?

After I went to the bathroom and wiped my self. This very thick clear mucus was on the paper. What could it be?

Discharge: If you are not having any other symptoms such as burning or itching, the discharge can still be normal. Depending on the phases of your menstrual cycle, the mucus can vary in thickness. ...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'm having very heavy, clear, and thick mucus durning my period. My cramps are more painful than usual. I'm 20-years-old what could this be?

I'm having very heavy, clear, and thick mucus durning my period. My cramps are more painful than usual. I'm 20-years-old what could this be?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful menses (period) is known as dysmenorrhea. Many causes. If this is the first period you have had with these symptoms (and you are not pregnant....if unsure do home preg test on first morning urine and if neg repeat in 7-10 days) would wait for next period. If similar symptoms, need gyn eval to investigate cause. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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After using the restroom I went to wipe and had clear thick mucus with a little red?

After using the restroom I went to wipe and had clear thick mucus with a little red?

Infection likely: Sounds like you may have an infection. If pain with urination or urgency to go, likely a bladder infection, but discharge has to make one pause and think of a vaginal infection as a possibility. ...Read more

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I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?

I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?

Cough: "brownish blackish specks" may be due to tobacco use or environmental exposure. Since we don't know anything about your medical history, social history or environmental exposures, I recommend you consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Currently on men. Cycle. After using the restroom there was thick clear mucus hanging (with blood of course) should I be worried?

Menstral cycle: This sounds like a normal process. Mucus mixed with blood during menstration. If bleeding persist I would see a OB for a thorough pelvic examination. ...Read more

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Coughing for years with several test and procedures. Sometimes controlling with holding my breath. Clear thick mucus and I haven't got an answer.

Coughing for years with several test and procedures. Sometimes controlling with holding my breath. Clear thick mucus and I haven't got an answer.

Cough: Some common causes of chronic cough include asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus problems (for example sinus infection), and esophageal reflux of stomach contents. Other causes include cigarette smoke, certain medications such as ace inhibitors, and less commonly benign or malignant tumors. In rare cases, chronic cough may be the result of inhaling foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children). It is important to see a doctor for a full history and physical examination and appropriate imaging. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 31 years old and have been smoking since 13 for the last few months it has been. Brown and black. Mucus and what's clear is wormy thick like?

Hello I'm 31 years old and have been smoking since 13 for the last few months it has been. Brown and black. Mucus and what's clear is wormy thick like?

Stop smoking: First, you need to stop smoking, no questions, no excuses. Secondly, a dark, thick, colored mucus may be indicative of an infection, possibly viral or bacterial. Best to get evaluated to determine if you require an antibiotic to get better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Unable to clear mucus from lungs. When I rarely am able to eject- the mucus is almost identical to rubber cement - clear and very thick.

Unable to clear mucus from lungs. When I rarely am able to eject- the mucus is almost identical to rubber cement - clear and very thick.

See doctor: Need to be seen by pulmonologist or primary doctor for exam and testing including chest x ray, sputum culture, etc. Could be anything from asthma, copd, bronchitis, fungal infection etc. ...Read more

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Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

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

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Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge normal?

Most likely yes: Clear thick mucus-like discharge is typical of ovulatory mucous. People often describe it as looking like egg white. That said, if your discharge has a funny odor, you have any itching or pain, or you could have been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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When I want to burp I always end up burping food and thick clear mucus.... What symptoms are they?

When I want to burp I always end up burping food and thick clear mucus.... What symptoms are they?

Acid reflux: Your symptoms could be caused by acid reflux. Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. An over the counter acid reflux medication may help your symptoms, but see your doctor for evaluation if you are not relieved or if your symptoms change or worsen. ...Read more

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Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Is thick, clear mucus anything to be concerned about 3 wks after a septoplasty? No yellow, no green - just clear but thick.

Unlikely: This is unlikely to be a sign of a problem. It could be due to improved drainage from the sinus. You likely have to see your surgeon soon, so make note of how much is draining and whether it is increasing or decreasing. ...Read more

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What can cause a real thick heavy clear mucus not runny comes out in the size of a nickle an quarter from the vagina what's can cause this? Help!

What can cause a real thick heavy clear mucus not runny comes out in the size of a nickle an quarter from the vagina what's can cause this? Help!

Infection & hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have thick clear mucus running from nose with no cold?

What does it mean to have thick clear mucus running from nose with no cold?

Allergies???: It could be that you have been exposed to an allergin and your body has reacted in this way. Mine is ragweed season. You could try zyrtec (cetirizine) 10mg daily (works wonders for me) and see if this helps. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Over-production of mucus for years. It has never been clear, always thick and yellow. Is this chronic sinusitis and what should I do?

Find food allergy: Most people that have significant mucous production have an undiagnosed food allergy. The constant inflammation from this revs up the immune system and manifests as nasal allergy. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate igg food allergens with specialized tests from genova like cdsa. I had this and figured out was gluten intolerant! ...Read more

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My 18months old suddenly cough and vomit clear and thick mucus in the middle of the night?

My 18months old suddenly cough and vomit clear and thick mucus in the middle of the night?

Posttussive vomiting: It is very common for little kids to vomit after coughing known as post tussive vomiting. I am sure he felt better and slept better after that. Whenever they cough they are trying to bring something up. Once it is out they feel relief. ...Read more

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Clear thick mucus discharge w/ spotting I do have endometriosis what is wrong with me it's a lot of discharge?

Clear thick mucus discharge w/ spotting I do have endometriosis what is wrong with me it's a lot of discharge?

You need an exam: Cultures and an ultrasound as it could be from an infection or endometriosis or something inside the endometrium liek a polyp, etc., so please see your gyn for a proper workup. ...Read more