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Doctor insights on: 38 Weeks Pregnant White Mucus Discharge

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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?

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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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