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Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

Clear/white thick mucus discharge?

What?: From which body opening is the mucous coming from? ...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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Sticky thick yellow snot, slight cough. Bacteria?

Bacteria versus viru: S. Without running a culture, it is impossible to tell. Certainly thick yellow mucous and a slight cough could be bacterial, but it could also be viral or less commonly parasitic. Best to get checked out if it doesn't get better in a few days. ...Read more

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Slimy greenish yellowish thick mucus and discharge coming from vagina slight vaginal bleeding?

Slimy greenish yellowish thick mucus and discharge coming from vagina slight vaginal bleeding?

Get it checked out: This doesn't sound normal, and you should see a doctor to get checked out, especially if you are having fever or pelvic pain. Take care! ...Read more

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Green sticky snot?

Not helpful: The stickiness or viscosity of nasal mucus is not a good predictor of the underlying problem. Other symptoms are better indicators, such as the presence or absence of fever, itchy eyes, sore throat and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Thick yellow sinus discharge?

Thick yellow sinus discharge?

Could also be viral: Acute sinusitis is usually viral. Consider bacterial if it persists more than two weeks. ...Read more

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Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pooping white slimy stuff?

Pooping white slimy stuff?

Could be nothing: Or could be a sign of inflammation /ibd or ibs or infection in your colon, anal fissures, remnants of food particles etc. Go see your dr for reassurance ! (pls read link below). ...Read more

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White thick mucus stuff in stool?

White thick mucus stuff in stool?

Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point. ...Read more

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I have yellow red slimy discharger?

Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. Usually patients ask specific questions and give some detail on which we can respond. ...Read more

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Watery discharge with white flecks labor?

I am confused!: Sorry, but I don't understand your question. Are you pregnant and have a new discharge? If so, call your OB doc and ask what to do. If not, please ask your question again and clarify. ...Read more

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Slimy light colored stool?

Slimy light colored stool?

Med eval: Extremely light colored stool might havecauses such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Can yellowish thick stingy discharge normal?

Can yellowish thick stingy discharge normal?

Medical evaluation: For stinging discharge. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Slimy, thick, pinkish tinted mucus vaginal discharge a few days. Why?

Slimy, thick, pinkish tinted mucus vaginal discharge a few days. Why?

Vaginitis: Could be several things. Bacterial vaginosis is most likely, especially if it has an odor. Would need more info...Are you on a birth control pill, hormones, when was your last menstrual period, etc. ...Read more

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Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Dark brown stringy discharge breakthrough bleeding?

Need more info: If you are on the pill breakthrough spotting is a common effect, especially if you are forgetful about taking the pill on time. If you aren't it could be coinciding with ovulation. ...Read more

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Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Can a reddish brown stringy discharge mean gonorrhea?

Yes but...: It can also mean a few other things. So check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Days of light brownish smelly discharge?

Brown discharge can : Be old blood. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Watery pink discharge?

Watery pink discharge?

Discharge: Hi i assume this is from the vagina. I would want to know your menstrual history, do a full sexual history, and examine and possibly even culture the discharge. But, this is not normal and should be evaluated by a trusted health care provider. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex day after ovulation and missed bc pill. I had a yellow brown mucus but not anymore. Can it be a symptom of pregnancy?

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I had unprotected sex day after ovulation and missed bc pill. I had a yellow brown mucus but not anymore.  Can it be a symptom of pregnancy?

Yes but . . .: Rather than speculate ; worry about this, go take a home pregnancy test now (as you may be pregnant from prior unprotected sex, not necessarily this most recent episode). Assuming it's negative, be sure to protect yourself until next period. If late, take another pregnancy test. If still negative, you're probably in the clear but need to continue to protect yourself. Set a daily alarm for ur pill. ...Read more