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I passed a brown mucus plug 14 days (Feb 19th) into cycle (period started Feb 6th, ended feb12th) could this be an indication of ovulation ?

 I passed a brown mucus plug 14 days (Feb 19th) into cycle (period started Feb 6th, ended feb12th) could this be an indication of ovulation ?

Possibly: Ovulation occurs about 14 days before the next menstrual cycle. Track your cycles to determine the length from one to next. The subtract 14 days from the expected next cycle. ...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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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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Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

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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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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I'm 7 days late and I am now having a watery brown fluid coming out I have already lost my mucus plug... Could the baby have pooped inside of me?

I'm 7 days late and I am now having a watery brown fluid coming out I have already lost my mucus plug... Could the baby have pooped inside of me?

Confusing question?: Are you pregnant already? If so then you should not be having periods at all. The mucous plug is expelled a few ays or weeks before labor. If you are 7 days late and are not sure if you are pregnant then take a test. It would be way to early for a baby to be big enough to have a bowel movement and pass meconium. Even when meconium is present it is not detectable unless your water is broken. ...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 havent mentioned anything that is alarming to me. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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33 weeks preg.This is the second time my mucus plug has come out. This time it was very red and now im having brown blood when i whipe.Is this normal?

33 weeks preg.This is the second time my mucus plug has come out. This time it was very red and now im having brown blood when i whipe.Is this normal?

Concerning...: In the presence of increased mucous discharge and blood, one has to think that this might represent a change in your cervix. Given that you are only 33 weeks pregnant, this certainly must be checked by your OB provider. Blood tends to tun into a brownish discharge as it evolves over time. For directed questions, check out my site: www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...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'm 37 weeks today, dilated to a 1-2, lost my mucus plug five days ago and now I have brown stuff on my underwear. Could my water be trying to break?

I'm 37 weeks today, dilated to a 1-2, lost my mucus plug five days ago and now I have brown stuff on my underwear. Could my water be trying to break?

37 weeks: Brown discharge could be from the cervix softening, dilating and effacing (thinning) even more. As long as it's not a lot, baby is moving well, you don't have a fever or any severe pain, it's probably fine to sit tight. If if doubt, call your OB doctor. ...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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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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What is a mucus plug?

What is a mucus plug?

A glob of mucus: A mucus plug is a glob of mucus from the cervix that may be passed hours, days or even weeks before labor occurs. It may be streaked with some blood. Passing the mucus plug when you are nearing your due date is normal and is usually of no concern. ...Read more

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When does a mucus plug form?

End of 1st trimester: A mucous plug will form at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can your mucus plug grow back?

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. ...Read more

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What does a mucus plug look like?

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. ...Read more

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At what week does the mucus plug form?

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. ...Read more

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Can you make your mucus plug come out?

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. ...Read more