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Can the doctor tell if i lost my mucus plug

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Mucous plug : Losing the mucous plug early is concerning if you are having contractions or are leaking fluid do to the hospital immediately if there are no contra... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Linanswered
Gynecologic Oncology 14 years experience
Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant. Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Go to L&D: You should have your cervix checked and be monitored for labor. You can go to your l&d at any time.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Get checked: Any cramping at this stage needs to be checked to make sure you are not in labor, or started to dilate.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Nothing: Mucous plug has no real significance. If your water breaks or you are contracting every few minutes go to your local hospital.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Soon and very soon: More than likely you should be in spontaneous labor soon unless you are contracting and already in labor. Or, if desired. You would be an excellent c... Read More

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