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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...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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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her.
She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( also with brown discharge with it

Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because i don't want to be preganant:'( 
also with brown discharge with it

Discharge: A pregnancy test is simple, cheap, and will quickly answer your question about pregnancy. Otherwise, brown mucus discharge may be normal or a sign of a uterine problem, cervical problem or even a vaginal infection. Either way, just see a doctor who can easily tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and have had lots of discharge in the pregnancy. On monday I lost my mucus plug, since then I have had NO discharge, should I worry?

I'm 38 weeks and have had lots of discharge in the pregnancy. On monday I lost my mucus plug, since then I have had NO discharge, should I worry?

No: Just to clarify the mucus plus is usually greenish to green brown and about the size of the palm of your hand when it comes out all at once. It often times has some old blood in it. Leukorrhea discharge of pregnancy varies to almost none to a large amount. My only concern is that by discharge you mean watery leakage. If your bag of water is leaking then you need to see you OB today. ...Read more

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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

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, I just had a small discharge of clear mucus come out, what should I do?

Nothing : Mucus, in and of itself, isn't a concern at 38 weeks. Reasons for concern are baby not moving as much or at all. Any vaginal bleeding, painful contractions, or the sensation your water may have broken. If any of these latter concerns occur go to labor and delivery right away. Passing some mucus however is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can the mucus plug be a green/yellow color? 38 weeks pregnant and having a colored, thick discharge ?

Can the mucus plug be a green/yellow color? 38 weeks pregnant and having a colored, thick discharge ?

Mucous : Think of mucous from your cervix just like mucous from you nose or from coughing. Mucous comes in a variety of colors, quantities and consistencies. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and have a lot of mucus clear sometimes a little yellow discharge and it's itchy and burns a little bit is this normal?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and have a lot of mucus clear sometimes a little yellow discharge and it's itchy and burns a little bit is this normal?

Pregnancy problem: Although it doesn't sound particularly serious, the itchy and burning aspect may indicate some sort of infection. See your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and am having yellowish and pink tinted discharge. Had membranes swept today. Lost mucus plug sat. What could this mean?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and am having yellowish and pink tinted discharge. Had membranes swept today. Lost mucus plug sat. What could this mean?

Couple possibilities: It could be from the examination you had today. Cervix bleeds easily when touched when pregnant
Could also be that the cervix is dilating.
Go to hospital if cramping/contractions increase, steady or continued leakage of fluid, bleeding, fever. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and having a yellow mucus discharge every time i go to bathroom and leaking on pad also bad cramps. Is everything ok ?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and having a yellow mucus discharge every time i go to bathroom and leaking on pad also bad cramps. Is everything ok ?

No - see your ob!: I would recommend prompt evaluation by your obstetrician to assure that your water is not broken! if it is, you need to be delivered asap. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant white clumpy discharge like wet toilet paper they checked my cervix yesterday could it be from an on check?

38 weeks pregnant white clumpy discharge like wet toilet paper they checked my cervix  yesterday could it be from an on check?

VAGINITIS : VAGINITIS in pregnancy. Unlikely to have been caused by the exam. Follow up with your OB and have labs / UA AND CULTURES checked. It may be a fungal infection. Request a HBA1C, some women develop pregnancy induced diabetes. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant. Why do I have white chunky discharge buildup?

38 weeks pregnant. Why do I have white chunky discharge buildup?

Yeast: The most common cause of a white chunky discharge is a yeast infection. This can be treated over the counter, but it does present a potential for harm to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and i'm discharging white clear discharge ?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and i'm discharging white  clear discharge ?

This is normal: It is common to experience discharge during pregnancy. As long as you are not experiencing other symptoms, like odor or itching, this is normal. ...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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Im 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge what could it be?

Im 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge what could it be?

See your doctor: At this stage, it could be anything from being normal discharge to premature rupture of membranes. Go to your doctor and he/she will find out. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant, tiny spot of blood, increased discharge. Should i be worried?

38 weeks pregnant, tiny spot of blood, increased discharge. Should i be worried?

Probalby normal: Increased vaginal discharge, with a very minimal amount of blood, may be your cervix getting ready for labor. If the bleeding is more than very very minimal, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

Discharge: Probably nothing, assuming you have not broken your water, the discharge doesn't smell bad, and isn't irritating. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and i had a yellowish jelly like discharge on my panties. What is it?

Im 38 weeks pregnant and i had a yellowish jelly like discharge on my panties. What is it?

Mucous plug: Some time before delivery, the mucous plug in the cervix is expelled. I suggest you inform your OB. Have you been nesting? ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks and one day pregnant i woke up this morning with diaherra and greeney colour discharge?

Im 38 weeks and one day pregnant i woke up this morning with diaherra and greeney colour discharge?

See obstetrician: You need to be tested to be sure your membranes have not ruptured, in which case decisions about delivery and monitoring need to be made. Please go see them soon and have a great baby. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant with a clear sticky discharge is that normal?

No: Always consider the possibility of ruptured membranes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant, should some discharge comes out of vargina?

I am 38 weeks pregnant, should some discharge comes out of vargina?

Normal: It is normal to have vaginal discharge towards the end of pregnancy. As long as it is white and not watery as you might see if the water broke, i would not worry about it. If you have concerns, see your ob. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a white discharge at 38 weeks pregnant?

Mucous plug: It could be release of your mucous plug, or it could be signs of something else, including an infection, which would not be so good at this point in pregnancy. You need to bring it up with your OB at your next visit - they can just look and see if it is just your normal mucous plug or if it looks like something else. ...Read more

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A streak of blood and clear thin discharge at 38 weeks pregnant normal ?

Please call your OB: At this point in your pregnancy all ?S like this should be directed to your OB anytime of the day or night or weekend, that is most likely some mucus from your cervix but if there is any ? About rupture of membranes you need to be checked by your OB or at the labor room and your OB should have gone over a list of things to look out for at this stage. ...Read more

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I'm 38+ weeks pregnant and now from last 2 days I'm having thick yellowish discharge. Is it normal?

I'm 38+ weeks pregnant and now from last 2 days I'm having thick yellowish discharge. Is it normal?

Possibly: It's possible that you are passing your mucous plug, and this typically happens within a week or so before labor. If this is not your first pregnancy, and seems different to you, I would suggest you contact your OB on call. The most important question is do you still feel fetal movement, are you having contractions, could your water have broken?Best contact your OB or go to hospital for assessment ...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


Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more