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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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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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Avoid heavy detergents and soaps
Once
Avoid tight,t constrictive, non-breathable clothing
Once
Eat a diet low in sugars and carbohydrates
Once
Take probiotics
Daily
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My girlfriend has mucus-like vaginal discharge, she has had it for years. What could it be? She has only recently lost her virginity.

My girlfriend has mucus-like vaginal discharge, she has had it for years. What could it be? She has only recently lost her virginity.

May be normal: It is normal to have a small amount of vaginal discharge, since mucus helps keep the vagina healthy. This mucus may be thicker around ovulation. It should not smell very strong, be itchy or painful. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain with clear mucus like vaginal discharge. What could this be?

Lower left abdominal pain with clear mucus like vaginal discharge. What could this be?

Ovarian pain: normal female mucous with possible ovarian pain requires a pelvic exam and ultrasound. Call GYN for an appointment. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
Once
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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I have vaginal discharge which looks like mucus with slight yellow color to it what can it be?

I have vaginal discharge which looks like mucus with slight yellow color to it what can it be?

See doctor: The vagina is "self-cleaning," by which I mean that there is always some scant discharge of mucus and cellular debris, and that douches are not needed... and can actually cause infections. Anything that goes into the vagina or any stress/illness/medications can potentially harm the normal balance of the organisms living in the vagina, leading to a bacterial or yeast overgrowth. Also possible STD. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

The vaginal is self-cleaning. Avoid harsh douches
once
When toileting, wipe front to back to avoid spreading germs to vagina.
once
Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fiber, vegetables and protein.
once
Add a probiotic food like yougurt, sauerkraut, kimchee to your diet
once
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Should i be worried about vaginal discharge? I had a c-section on march 5. In the last few days i've noticed a difference in discharge. It's yellow, thick and has a mucus-like consistency.

Vaginal : Vaginal discharge can vary depending on where you are in your cycle. If you have vaginal odor, pain, or irritation, then you may be dealing with an infectious process (bacteria or yeast). If any of these signs are present please consult your doctor. Take care. ...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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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more

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