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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mucus plug: consider a consult with a maternal fetal specialist or ask for an ultrasound for cervical length. Depending on your medical or surgical history this m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not...: In general, its not necessary to rush to the hospital or doctor's office if your mucus plug comes out. Its an interesting event but often isn't very ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmed Yousry
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It depends on the parity of the mother . Sometimes , first time moms loose the mucus plug before labor and sometimes at the time of labor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You could have BRONCHIECTASIS... an isolated segment of your lung which gets plugged with your ordinary secretions . Since these segments can get infe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Labor could come on within hours after losing a mucus plug, or it could take weeks. There is no definite timetable.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No rules : There are no set rules for when someone will go into labor. I wish we could predict that. It would make life much easier. Be patient. You are almost t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Possible labor: At 33 weeks with back pain and cramps, you could be in early labor. You need to get in as soon as possible and get checked.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Can: yes. Should: maybe. Most conscientious obstetricians do not induce a woman electively (just for convenience) before 39 weeks. If this is ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 m ... Read More
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