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Lost my mucus plug yesterday and now today I am having brown discharge in my panties and when I wipe, is that normal? Labor within next few days?

Lost my mucus plug yesterday and now today I am having brown discharge in my panties and when I wipe, is that normal? Labor within next few days?

Depends: If you are term or near your due date then losing your mucous plug is normal and expected. No prediction as to when labor will occur can be made. If you are preterm then you should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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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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I'm 40 weeks and 2 days, lost my mucus plug 3 1/2 hrs ago, I was checked today and dialated to 2 cm, I am now having brown discharge for the last 3?

I'm 40 weeks and 2 days, lost my mucus plug 3 1/2 hrs ago, I was checked today and dialated to 2 cm, I am now having brown discharge for the last 3?

Consult your ob/gyn: Your question was a little cut off. Needs a consult so we can get more details, for example are you having contractions, how far apart etc, how is the baby moving, are you feverish etc. This will help determine whether you are progressing and whether there are any issues needing consideration. Difficult to do through here. Please contact/ consult ob/gyn urgently to sort out. ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

Early labor signal?: Old blood appears brownish. Did your OB examine you recently? Did you have intercourse? Is it still there, more profuse, reddish? Are you having contractions, pressure or pain in the pelvis? These are some questions you will be asked by your OB or his associate. Discharge can herald labor. A third trimester baby can have risks if born before term. So most obs would want to evaluate or speak to you. ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks and this morning After I pee, there is a brown discharge comin out, is this what they called mucus plug.? I have to change my undies 4x

I am 39 weeks and this morning After I pee, there is a brown discharge comin out, is this what they called mucus plug.? I have to change my undies 4x

Here are some. ..: Congratulate for coping well with pregnancy thus far - 39 wks! Now, just be alert to seek timely attention for delivery preferably by professionals. If any doubt, see Doc now for confirmation at least once before delivery may take place. ...Read more

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Am 7 weeks and having little spotting, brownish in color like a discharge. What could it possibly be...a mucus plug?

Am 7 weeks and having little spotting, brownish in color like a discharge. What could it possibly be...a mucus plug?

Could be normal: This is not unusual during early pregnancy. Keep an eye on it and for any cramping, but most likely this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose small parts of your mucus plug? I have small booger type discharge in my underwear! (gross!)

Is it possible to lose small parts of your mucus plug? I have small booger type discharge in my underwear! (gross!)

Yes: I assume u are neat term, it can come out all at once or over a number of weeks, both cases are normal and u will notice more once your OB starts cervical exams usually at 37 wks, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks - best outcome for the baby so do not go past your due date I do not allow any of my pts to go past and none of mine want to, induction is safe and easy at term and my pts want it. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks have had brownish mucus discharge 2 CM dialated and had an exam 2 days ago no mucus plug lost yet. What's wrong?

Probably nothing: You haven't mentioned anything that is alarming to me. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant.
Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clot and become brownish) can occur as that continues to happen. If concerned, speak your ob ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and had a brown/red discharge. I have already lost my mucous plug though! : (?

36 weeks pregnant and had a brown/red discharge. I have already lost my mucous plug though! : (?

More mucous: Mucous is constantly being produced in the gland of the inner cervix. Therefore you may have another smaller plug of mucous at any time. If you have been examined recently or have been intimate you may also have some bloody mucous. Call you md if you are not sure of what is happening. ...Read more

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21 weeks pregnant, recurring bv. This morning after bm had thick brown discharge. No pains all day and baby girl is very active. Mucous plug? Old blood?

21 weeks pregnant, recurring bv. This morning after bm had thick brown discharge. No pains all day and baby girl is very active. Mucous plug? Old blood?

Get checked: Brown discharge sounds like old blood. I recommend you call your doctor and get checked. Rarely the cervix can start to open at 21 weeks without contractions. ...Read more

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I had like a cloudy chunk discharge is this my mucus plug?

Unclear: Why would you have a mucus plug? Are you pregnant.
I am sure you can see how impossible it is to provide helpful answers if you provide no information. ...Read more

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Is the mucus plug white thick discharge?

Could be: Could be other colors like light red brown, yellowish the main thing is the mucus is thick and may or may not come out at once could come out over a number of days, if the discharge is thin call your OB as it could be rupture of membranes or if u are not sure always call your OB like I instruct my pts to call me. ...Read more

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I have green discharge. Infections again or mucus plug?

Pregnant?: Are you pregnant? If not then you most likely have an infection as there is no Mucous plug otherwise ...Read more

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How do you know when your mucus plug comes out, ill be 37 weeks tomorrow & im having a lot of discharge and thick discharge?

Thick discharge: The mucous plug will come out about 37 to 40 weeks of gestation as a thick wad of mucous sometimes mixed with a bloody tinge. ...Read more

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Once everyother day I have a orangy red discharge coming out I am pregnat 31 week. I don't know of its my mucus plug its not everyday this happens?

Once everyother day I have a orangy red discharge coming out I am pregnat 31 week. I don't know of its my mucus plug its not everyday this happens?

Check: You should have ultrasound of your cervix to assess for any change in pregnancy that may make your pregnancy high risk or perhaps complicated. ...Read more

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37 weeks 5 days my mucus plug feel out 2 weeks ago, today I've been havin some more mucus discharge. Is there any limit of mucus discharge? Is this normal?

YOU SHOULD CALL: Your OB as your OB knows u and your specific situation, any? S or problems at this stage you should call your OB no matter what time of the day, some people can have a lot of mucus discharge, as long as u do not think your water has broke, which is usually thin fluid, I am sure your OB will check your cervix at your next visit. ...Read more

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I'm having clear mucus discharge with little blood in it. It almost looked like the mucus plug I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) got it back in october

I'm having clear mucus discharge with little blood in it. It almost looked like the mucus plug I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) got it back in october

Need Moisture: If nose is too dry, it may bleed and crust. Hydrate, use humidifier, ad nasal saline spray. Protect the membranes of your nose from drying by applying bland ointment with a cotton swab to the front of the nose three times a day. Try ayr nasal gel but alternatively vaseline or a&d ointment will work. ...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