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Mucus discharge from anus? 38 weeks pregnant.

Mucus discharge from anus? 38 weeks pregnant.

Glands: Sounds like its related to increase in mucous discharge everywhere, but have the OB doctor check. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Im 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

Im 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

Call doctor: You should be evaluated to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. Call your provider tonight. ...Read more

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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

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 are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, does sex help mucus plug come out?

37 weeks pregnant, does sex help mucus plug come out?

Possibly: Intercourse can cause you to have some contractions and its possible for you to lose your mucus plug as you contract. Best wishes! ...Read more

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38 weeks blood clots when i pee mucus plug?

38 weeks blood clots when i pee mucus plug?

Could be: But call your OB your OB may want u to go to the labor room to be checked so please call your OB now and you should not really be having any blood clots only spotting so please call your OB u need to make sure nothing bad is going on with the placenta. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant. Some bloody show.

Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant.  Some bloody show.

Call your doctor now: Notify your obstetrician *immediately* even if you aren't feeling contractions. Your fetus would need intensive care but is viable at this time. The location of the placenta has to be determined, your cervical dilatation has to be checked, you need to find out if you are leaking amniotic fluid & you may need further testing to see if you carry Group B strep, among other infections. Don't wait. ...Read more

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37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more

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37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more

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Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, infection to the baby can result as well as the need for labor induction' with drugs. Talk to your OB md and express your 'birth plan' desires. ...Read more

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39 weeks 3days, 3cm dilated, lost mucus plug, have cramps, backache, is active labor soon?

Yes: While it impossible to say for sure when you will go into labor, if you are 39weeks 3 days pregnant, 3 cm. dilated, and have lost your mucus plug, you are going to go into labor soon. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more

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39weeks 1day pregnant, 3rd child. Thick white milky discharge today. Mucus plug? How long before labor starts? BH for days but no real contractions

Irrelevant: unfortunately, just because you have a loss of your mucus plug, does it mean that you will go into labor. Your cervix is just beginning to change and making more mucus. Your cervix always make mucus even while you are in labor. Don't expect anything until you begin to have consistent contractions. Seems like you still have a whole week left, not to worry, good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 38 wks 4 days, I'm 3 CM dilated and already lost my mucus plug...will labor start soon?

Likely: Soon is a relative term. You will likely start labor in days rather than weeks, but it would also be that labor will follow for you before the day is over. We do no have a way to predict labor, but at 38 weeks and 4 days with you already 3 cm dilated - labor is likely "soon". ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant 1 centimeter dilated mucus plug came out how much longer for labor?

36 weeks pregnant 1 centimeter dilated mucus plug came out how much longer for labor?

No way to tell: Although losing the mucus plug is a sign labor is getting closer, that period of time varies and cannot be determined with certainty. Also, many women may be dilated 1cm for a few weeks before actually going into labor. This is especially true if you have had children before. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge?

Im 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge?

Water broke: Your water may have broke. You should see your doctor immediately. Prolonged rupture may lead to infection. Therefore, you should be delivered if your water has broke. ...Read more

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Blood tinged mucus 3 days past ovulation? Intercourse during ovulation. Thank you!

Blood tinged mucus 3 days past ovulation? Intercourse during ovulation. Thank you!

This could be normal: It is not uncommon to have discharge shortly after intercourse. This discharge can be a result of secretions produced during sex. The act of sex can also cause spotting from trauma. Continue to monitor discharge, and if there is no improvement, or if you experience odor or pain, see your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more