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Dr. John Berryman Dr. Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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First day period was 14 days ago, I started having watery cervical mucus the day after my period ended my period was 7 days long. What is going on?

First day period was 14 days ago, I started having watery cervical mucus the day after my period ended my period was 7 days long. What is going on?

Watery discharge: Vaginal discharges are common at any time in the cycle, but are usually caused by a bacterial or yeast infection. The discharge from ovulation is clear, but thick and "strings out" when touched. In women in late 30's and early forties, ovulation can occur as early as day 8 or 9 after a period, and can be a cause of a clear discharge. If this continues, see your healthcare provider for tests.

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


Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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Dr. Brad Douglas Dr. Douglas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
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Dr. Elise Sadoun Dr. Sadoun
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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No dry days after period ended. Went from blood to white cervical mucus immediately. This isn't normal for me... What is it?

No dry days after period ended. Went from blood to white cervical mucus immediately. This isn't normal for me... What is it?

Normal: This is a variation of normal. As long as your period was otherwise normal, don't worry about it. Good luck.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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If I have a watery type like cervical mucus. Does that mean I'm close to start my period?

If I have a watery type like cervical mucus. Does that mean I'm close to start my period?

Wives Tales: Vaginal or cervical discharge or mucous are not to be used as any reliable indicator of any part of the menstrual cycle. No it does not mean that. It may also mean nothing.

Dr. Andrew Silverman Dr. Silverman
Fertility Medicine
45 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Fertile cervical mucus lasts for 5-7 days starting 9 days after period -- still nursing son. Could it just be nursing causing this?

Unlikely: I don't know how long ago you've delivered, but the fertile mucus suggests that you're ovulatory. If you don't want to conceive I suggest using barrier contraception.

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Dr. Martin Morell Dr. Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
25 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Does cervical mucus (released 4 days after period) impede the path for preeyac to enter vagina if deposited outside the entrance (not penetration)?

So: Ovulation should occur about 2 weeks after menstruation, so you are safe there. Mucus may not necessarily be residual, but rather natural secretions that enhance motility to the sperm.

Dr. Devin Namaky Dr. Namaky
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is cervical mucus suppose to me milky and creamy wet before your period is due?

Is cervical mucus suppose to me milky and creamy wet before your period is due?

Abnormal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe.

Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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Cervical mucus wet and stretchy plus I missed my period. What is going on?

Cervical mucus wet and stretchy plus I missed my period. What is going on?

Change: As women get older, some of their cycles may be longer and some shorter. In longer cycles, you will miss your period and at the same time you will see clear stretchy mucus. You will probably get your period 10 to 14 days later. So, be cautious you may be fertile at this time. Use protection if you do not want to get pregnant.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have a lot of cervical mucus and even feels wet on my pants my periods are 2 weeks late any ideas what this can be?

Pregnant?: Go and get an otc urine test strip kit and test yourself. If negative, wait one to two weeks and test again. If negative and still having discharge you might want to see your gynecologist and be further evaluated. Good luck.

Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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First day period brown tinged, is it cervical mucus?

Maybe: Some women start their period with a brownish stain in their mucus. This is just a slight old blood that has dripped from the uterus and stains the cervical mucus. Sometimes it is menstrual tissue that comes down. So, it can be a mixture of the two or one of the two.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What is your cervical mucus like days before period is due?

What is your cervical mucus like days before period is due?

Cervical mucus: The cycle of mucus before menstruation may include a few dry days just before the menstrual period begins. I am attaching the following link which can describe the whole cycle for you with regards to cervical mucus. Http://www. Wisegeek. Org/what-happens-to-cervical-mucus-before-menstruation. Htm

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Is there fertile cervical mucus during period?

Is there fertile cervical mucus during period?

No: During your period you see the bleeding from sloughing off the uterine lining. You should not be fertile at this time or see cervical mucus.

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Asha Kamnani Dr. Kamnani
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
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What could cause an increase in cervical mucus a week before my period?

What could cause an increase in cervical mucus a week before my period?

Different factors: Age, infection, diet, different hormones and products that you use can have an impact on the quality of your cervical mucus. Some infection in the beginning may be associated with a clear discharge and then become thicker and change color. So, check your ovulation test.

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more