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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Mucous-like fluid coming from the vagina

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4 Potential Mucousy Vaginal Discharge Causes

  1. 1.Endometrial Polyp

    Endometrial polyps are noncancerous growths in the uterine cavity. Associated symptoms include spotting and bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.

    If symptoms are bothersome, the polyp can be surgically removed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding after sex, trouble getting pregnant
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Cervical Polyp

    Cervical polyps are noncancerous growths in the cervical canal. Associated symptoms include spotting and bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.

    If symptoms are bothersome, the polyp can be surgically removed.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, bleeding after sex, heavy menstrual flow, mucousy vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and is not caused by poor hygiene (in fact, excessive washing of the vagina may increase the risk). Its symptoms are usually mild, consisting primarily of a white-gray vaginal discharge that has a fishy smell.

    5-7 days antibiotic treatment. May resolve on its own.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal odor, bloody vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, thick vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Gartner Duct Cyst

    A Gartner duct cyst is a benign bump in the vagina caused by structural developmental issues while you were not yet born.

    Lifelong unless surgically removed

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    painful sex, vaginal pain, mucousy vaginal discharge, painless vaginal bump
    Symptoms that never occur with gartner duct cyst:
    bump on the outer part of the vagina
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mucousy Vaginal Discharge

  • Q.Are you sexually active?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you have sexual intercourse?

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Mucousy Vaginal Discharge Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mucousy vaginal discharge have also experienced:

    • 15% Vaginal Discharge
    • 9% Yellow Pus Vaginal Discharge
    • 9% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced mucousy vaginal discharge had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 18% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mucousy vaginal discharge were most often matched with:

    • 14% Bacterial Vaginosis
    • 12% Cervical Polyp
    • 9% Endometrial Polyp
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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