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A 28-year-old male asked:

i am suffering too much mucus, non-stop, feel sometimes unable to breath well, i am a non-smoker. what are the causes and treatment?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Physical exam: I'm sorry, but to answer this question adequately you really need a personal visit with a physician. S/he can go over your symptoms, examine you, run any necessary labs or tests, and advise you about causes and treatment.
Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Sleep Medicine 31 years experience
See below : Many possible causes but still needs a medical work up and follow up. See pulmonologist. Chronic bronchitis with or without asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, Alpha -1 antitrypsin deficiency (rare), constipation or irritable bowel syndrome or GI issues, medication related side effect, sleep interruption/poor sleep and its combination etc.

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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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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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 member asked:

How do I know I have lost my mucous plug?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A challenge: It is not always obvious. The "mucus plug" is more a concept than an actual object. As the term cervix matures, softens and dilates, the mucus barrier will be excreted. This may appear as a thick wad of mucus with small amount of blood or if slowly lost, just an increase in vaginal discharge. Confirmation usually comes with a cervical exam showing effacement and dilation.
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A 65-year-old female asked:

What does mean when the mucus plug comes out?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
About to deliver: A pregnant woman's mucus plug is expelled just prior to delivery. It is present to help block bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy. Sometimes, loss of a mucus plug can be associated with some bloody discharge. If you are the one who is pregnant, you may want to let your OB know. Good luck!
A male asked:

Can I swallow mucus?

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Dr. Lawrence Judy
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Perhaps your question needs clarification. Mucus associated with nasal discharge goes down to the stomach all the time without even being noticed.

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