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Doctor insights on: White Mucus Discharge Mean Your Ovulating

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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 ovulated on the 6th, I had unprotected sex on the 1st. On the 8th & still continuing, I had mild cramps & thick white mucus discharge. What is this?

I ovulated on the 6th, I had unprotected sex on the 1st. On the 8th & still continuing, I had mild cramps & thick white mucus discharge. What is this?

Mittelschmertz : This is a term used for the pain that accompanies ovulation, and which usually last for a day or so after the event. If you think the cramping is from something else, or is not improving on its own, please have an OB examine you and find out what is happening ...Read more

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Why does it feel like I'm ovulating when I'm taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)...I also had string mucus discharge twice last week and this week ?

Why does it feel like I'm ovulating when I'm taking beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate)...I also had string mucus discharge twice last week and this week ?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Hi, if you take the pills regularly and not missing any, you should not ovulate, that's the whole point of taking BCP. The mucus could be just because of the pills. Be well. ...Read more

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What does it mean of you have blood in mucus discharge?

Depends where from?: Blood in a mucus nasal discharge when u blow your nose is common & rarely of concern. Blood in mucus coughed up from chest may be serious & should be looked into by your dr.. Tb, something similar or even lung cancer needs to be excluded. Bloody vaginal mucus is also abnormal & needs to be checked out by a gynecologist. Malignancy needs to be ruled out. Hopefully nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mucus discharge at 32 weeks, does this mean ptl?

Mucus discharge at 32 weeks, does this mean ptl?

Not necessarily: There are increased secretions towards the end of pregnancy, but sometimes there also can be effacement of the cervix which can increase the mucus discharge. If you are having any contractions or if the discharge continues, get checked. ...Read more

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What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

What does pink bloody mucus discharge mean?

Depends: Depends in what context you are asking. It can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. ...Read more

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What does it mean when clear mucus discharge comes down my vagina almost everyday?

What does it mean when clear mucus discharge comes down my vagina almost everyday?

May be normal: A clear mucus may be normal for you. Normal mucus is frequently compared to egg whites. Some women make more than others and these variations are normal. If there is a lot of it and it is bothersome to you, get it checked out to be sure. If it itches, has a odor, looks like cottage cheese or is foamy, it is more likely to be abnormal. ...Read more

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What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean? The second week after my period

What does redish-brown mucus discharge mean?  The second week after my period

Old blood: Several possibilities: old blood from cyst or lining of uterus, infection, trauma or medications. Easy to solve: have your doc take a look. ...Read more

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I'm having a brown mucus discharge while i'm suppose to be on my period. It started when i was suppose to get my period 4 days ago. What can this mean?

Brownish discharge: It is possible that your menses is slightly abnormal this month, and if this is the first time that this has happened i suggest waiting till next meses to see if it straighten out. If you didn't use contraception there is the possiblity that you've conceived, and i'd suggest a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Every once in a while I get a yellow anal mucus discharge and this time it was mixed with a little blood, what does that mean?

Rectal bleeding: Blood and mucus from the anus is not normal. It may indicate colitis, either infectious or other. Hemorrhoids may bleed but there is no mucoid discharge. It sounds like you would benefit from a sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does a dark brown discharge after a pelvic exam that later turned into a clear mucus discharge mean?

Bloody discharge: The pelvic exam, especially if it included a pap smear, may have caused a small amount of bleeding from the cervix which then appeared to be a short term brown discharge. The clear mucous discharge was probably normal "fertile mucous". The discharge you are describing is common after an exam and does not mean you have a problem. ...Read more

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Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( also with brown discharge with it

Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( 
also with brown discharge with it

Discharge: A pregnancy test is simple, cheap, and will quickly answer your question about pregnancy. Otherwise, brown mucus discharge may be normal or a sign of a uterine problem, cervical problem or even a vaginal infection. Either way, just see a doctor who can easily tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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1 day post ovulation/sex & slightly bloody/mucous-y discharge. What could this mean?

1 day post ovulation/sex & slightly bloody/mucous-y discharge. What could this mean?

Normal: Some women will experience a slight amount of bleeding around ovulation due to hormone fluctuations at that time. It is normal and does not mean you are more or less fertile. ...Read more

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Does clear sometimes stretchy mucous vaginal discharge mean ovulation? Or things like pregnancy?

Does clear sometimes stretchy mucous vaginal discharge mean ovulation? Or things like pregnancy?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. There may be changes in discharge of the vagina related to hormonal factors such as pregnancy. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

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Thick pinkish mucus discharge, why do I have this?

Thick pinkish mucus discharge, why do I have this?

Depends: Discharge in a woman can be abnormal, normal, or transitional. It all depends on your history. It may be important for you to see a provider to be sure. They may be able to run tests on the discharge and obtain a complete history. Some common causes of discharge can be yeast, bacterial vaginosis or stds. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more