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What does clear/white mucous discharge mean?

What does clear/white mucous discharge mean?

Normal: For most women having some vaginal discharge is normal. The discharge you describe could be related to the ovulatory cycle of your period when discharge can become clear and stringy. ...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 just ovulated a few days ago, mucous went away the cramps came back & now I have slimy white mucous, what now?

I just ovulated a few days ago, mucous went away the cramps came back & now I have slimy white mucous, what now?

Sounds normal: The vaginal discharge usually increases at the time of ovulation, as you noticed. However it is normal to have some discharge throughout the cycle. It usually gets thicker and more sticky as you approach your period. If the discharge is clear or white and there is no itching, pain, or odor - you are probably normal. If the discharge is not typical for your cycles and persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is white mucous when I pee?

What is white mucous when I pee?

Here some ...: Seeing what described in female's urine oftentimes results from contamination at urine collection. So, collect urine carefully as professionally instructed so to avoid contamination for better accuracy in urinalysis. Clinically, I would not worry about it as long as voiding comfortably, especially for a lady of 27. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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What does it mean to cough up a thick, almost completely white mucous. The cough seems to come from my chest and is harsh also.

What does it mean to cough up a thick, almost completely white mucous. The cough seems to come from my chest and is harsh also.

COUGH: Coughing out white sputum is good. Cough itself is a defense mechanism for us, it keeps the airway clear so that we breathe smoothly, comfortably. But if too much, then need to find out the cause and treat. Avoid the factors which makes more mucous and worsens cough. ...Read more

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What does white mucous like discharge before a period mean? If it means anything.

What does white mucous like discharge before a period mean? If it means anything.

Period: It is common for women to have varying degrees of discharge during the month. As long as it is not giving you any discomfort such as itching , burning and it doesn't have a bad smell you shouldn't be concerned. Take care! ...Read more

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I had the merina put in about 8-12 months ago. Recently had white mucous discharge, then dark brown and now having red blood like period. Is it normal?

I had the merina put in about 8-12 months ago. Recently had white mucous discharge, then dark brown and now having red blood like period. Is it normal?

IUD: The Mirena IUD can make periods lighter or even make them stop for a while. It is not worrisome that you are now having what sounds like a light period. ...Read more

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How do I know my most fertile days since i don't see the egg-white mucous?

How do I know my most fertile days since i don't see the egg-white mucous?

Asked and Answered: Vaginal discharge is not in any way to be monitored for fertility. Women ovulate. They have ovary pain on the day of ovation. This is known as mittelschmerz. You may want to 'google' that word to learn more about it. If you are having regular cycles then your ovulation is easily predictable at just shy of half way through the cycle. You are most fertile then or just before then. ...Read more

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I don't notice egg-white mucous during my ovulation?

I don't notice egg-white mucous during my ovulation?

Myths: Okay. That is normal. Following vaginal or cervical discharge to monitor one's menstrual cycles is not in any way helpful or accurate. That myth is just a myth that has no basis in truth or reality. ...Read more