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Bloody Show Vs Mucus Plug
I just had sex with my husband less then 24 hrs ago. How can I tell its semen or mucus plug. What are the difference and is there a bloody show evtime?
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
How likely is it to go into labor without losing mucus plug or having bloody show but strong contractions?
Labor: If you are having strong contractions 3-5 minutes apart for an hour, you could be in labor, even without bloody show or loss of mucous plug. If they are not that close or for that long, try a warm bath, drink lots of water and see what happens. However, when in doubt, go check it out.
No: I haven't found that mucous plug is a good predictor of when a woman goes into labor. Women lose it at 35 weeks all the time and then go on to deliver weeks and weeks later. If you're having contractions or bleeding, definitely go to l&d, but rest assured that you're unlikely to deliver premature. Have doctor check your cervix at next visit, that is a greater predictor and will yield more info.
Does the mucus plug always have bloody? I passed a giant booger like snot it wasn't bloody though (37 wks)
Mucous plug: Doesn't really mean much. Increasing ctx with increased mucous flow would have more importance, but is still a minor sign of labor. Good luck.
I just started taking amoxicillin for strep today. I just coughed up what seems to be a large bloody mucus plug. Should I be concerned?
Period was 5 days late, also very bloody and today I passedpassed my mucus plug yet IQ have not had sex in a year. .. HELP!!
See your Gyne/OB.: See your Gyne/OB for a follow-up exam. Your period is 5 days late and needs to be evaluated.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm only 31 weeks and have already lost my mucus plug. When I went to the bathroom today I noticed that my discharge is bloody, am I in labor?
No but see your OB: Early loss of mucus plug may indicate preterm labor. Please see your obstetrician asap.
I woke up to having to use the restroom 2x & am pretty sure I lost my mucus plug within both times (clear/bloody liquid). At my appt yesterday my cervix was still closed. I now keep waking up to random cramping. My next dr visit isn't until next Thursday.
Assuming you are: Pregnant, since you know about 'mucus plug' and 'cervix', I would call your OB doctor and ask. A strong relationship between the patient and doctor is an absolute must in regards to having babies. Good luck and congratulations on this beautiful journey.
Yes: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards.See 1 more doctor answer
A glob of mucus: Will be thick not thin could be many differnt colors including blood tinged, mucus plug coming out near your due date is normal, if you are worried about anything then call your OB 24/7 just like my pts can call me and a recent study shows the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 for the baby, so don't go past your due date, I don't let any of my pts go past and they all thank me for it.See 1 more doctor answer
From the start: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards.See 1 more doctor answer
No: A larger amount of cervical mucus that is sometimes thicker and may be blood-tinged MAY be noticed by patients in their underwear, etc. As patients get closer to being term. But some patients never notice this, and that is normal too. Never put anything in the vagina/cervix or do anything to try to "make the mucus plug come out". This could cause infection, bleeding, or other serious problems.
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!
Contractions: However, many things are involved, and most contractions can be subtle enough that many women may not feel them.. Also, passing your mucus plug does not "guarantee" labor will follow in the next 12-24 hours. For many women, labor may be up to 1-2 weeks later.
Mucus Plug: The mucus plug seals off the entrance to the cervix to prevent infection from getting to the baby. It may dislodge a few weeks or a few hours prior to delivery. A new one can sometimes form. If the plug is more bloody or there is more bleeding than expected see your doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Any change is enough and your baby does not need to be engaged fully. Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards.See 2 more doctor answers
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