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A 20-year-old female asked:

i'm really worried! is my mucus plug supposed to be dark dark red and about two or three inches long and thick? what's is supposed to look like?!

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Snot: The mucous plug is a big wad of snot. Think of "boogers" coming out of the nose. It can look very different from person to person and even from day to day. If you feel that you are bleeding or that you have broken your water then contact your doctor for evaluation

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is a mucus plug?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A glob of mucus: A mucus plug is a glob of mucus from the cervix that may be passed hours, days or even weeks before labor occurs. It may be streaked with some blood. Passing the mucus plug when you are nearing your due date is normal and is usually of no concern.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does a mucus plug look like?

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Variable: It can look like a formed glob of material about the size of a hockey pcuk or it can liquify and look like mucus from your nose.
A 32-year-old member asked:

When does a mucus plug form?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
End of 1st trimester: A mucous plug will form at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.
Burleson, TX
A 30-year-old female asked:

Does a mucus plug have a smell?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Maybe: I suppose it could.
Brazil
A 22-year-old female asked:

Do losing you mucus plug help you dilate ?

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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mucous plug: During normal pregnancy losing mucous plug generally implies impending labor
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Not always, some women lose their mucous plug, days, weeks before labor ensues
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