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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is it normal to have a clear mucus discharge form my anal region
Doctor :   Hi Dr xxx here
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know, your age ?
User :   18
Doctor :   and how long have you had this issue ?
User :   about off and on for 6 months
Doctor :   may i have your gender as well?
User :   female
Doctor :   ok, thanks for the info
Doctor :   are you sure that the mucus is from the anus ?
Doctor :   mucus discharge is normally seen from the perineum or the vaginal orifice
User :   im pretty sure because its only after i go to the bathroom and there is nothing on my underwear so i doubt that its a vaginal problem
Doctor :   but, ina young female, without any medical issues, like constipation or piles etc, there should not be any mucus discharge
User :   could it be a vaginal problem???
Doctor :   but if you are referring to mucus in stools, it could be seen occasionally
Doctor :   yes, mucus can be discharged from the vagina frequently
User :   ok.
Doctor :   since in the female, the anus and the perineum, are very close by, occasionally, you may mistaken the site of origin
User :   its possible. i have another question
Doctor :   if there is no fecal matter in the area, then its definitely a vaginal source
Doctor :   sure , proceed
User :   if it is from my vaginal region, which it prob is, then could it be from an std because i was recently exposed to someone with an STD and my doctor wont test me
Doctor :   do u have any foul smell or discharge, etc ?
Doctor :   or is it a clear mucoid dischage
User :   no smell and clear
Doctor :   then i dont think , you need to worry
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   just relax, and wait for some days,
Doctor :   and for the next time, use protection
User :   deffinitly.
Doctor :   Do u have any query?
User :   no that's all i needed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   and take care
User :   thank you to
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