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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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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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Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

no: Not uncommon to have spotting with a micous like discharge around and after you ovulate. ...Read more

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Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge for several days an indicator of ovulation?

Is a clear thick mucus like vaginal discharge for several days an indicator of ovulation?

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. It is not a reliable indicator for ovulation for most people. ...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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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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Is thick white mucus vaginal discharge good after plan b?

Is thick white mucus vaginal discharge good after plan b?

Vaginal Discharge: This is most likely semen mixed with vaginal fluids. It does not represent anything specific about pregnancy or lack of pregnancy. ...Read more

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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

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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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