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Can The Doctor Tell If You Lost Your Mucus Plug
Maybe not...: In general, its not necessary to rush to the hospital or doctor's office if your mucus plug comes out. Its an interesting event but often isn't very helpful or worrisome. However, if you have any bleeding or start contracting it would be a good idea to be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
I lost my mucus plug at 20wks/2 days No blood. Doctor said don't worry about it should I get a second opinion? Was told to resume regular activities
Mucus plug: Consider a consult with a maternal fetal specialist or ask for an ultrasound for cervical length. Depending on your medical or surgical history this may not be that abnormal. ...Read more
Every day, once a day, for about 7-8 months I have to cough or hack up a thick mucus plug. Otherwise it obstructs airway. Should I see a doctor?
Yes: This is not normal, see a pulmonologist or atleast your PCP. ...Read more
Lost a lot of mucus plug last night and this morning. I'm going to the doctor tuesday I just want to know how far from labor could I be? 37 weeks preg.
Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks 2 days. Called on call nurse. She said norm. Previous post 2 doctor gave advice to get doctor. Should I got to hospital?
Mucous plug: Losing the mucous plug early is concerning if you are having contractions or are leaking fluid do to the hospital immediately if there are no contractions or fluid leaking it can wait till you can see your OB ...Read more
Loosing mucus plug how long after will labor begin I am 39 weeks and dilated to a 1 doctor stretched my cervix yesterday at 11:30?
(Waitin for doc) but 33 weeks with twins but lost one, mucus plug slowly coming out & have lower back pain, like period cramps. What could this mean?
I'm 38 weeks & 6 days, dilated 4cm since last wed, lost my mucous plug too, no contractions only bad back pain can doc break my water or induced me?
Can: yes. Should: maybe.
Most conscientious obstetricians do not induce a woman electively (just for convenience) before 39 weeks. If this is your first pregnancy, and your cervix is not favorable, then inducting you now would increase your risk of cesarean section for failure to get into labor. A favorable cervix is not only dilated, but thin, soft, forward, and with baby's head low. ...Read more
Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 minutes, if your water breaks, if you have a flow of blood, or if your baby is moving less than usual. ...Read more
Wha did your ONGYN s: Say? A cervix check -starting at 37 weeks or sooner if there is an issue can tell if there is still mucus or not, sometimes the plug comes out all at once sometimes over a number of days really does not mean much at term as u can go into labor 1 day or 3weeks after losing the plug. ...Read more
I'm 30 weeks and I believe I lost my mucus plug, how do I tell what it is? It was extremely thick and a color that was a clear greenish color w/o blood
Call your doctor: An increase in mucous discharge or "losing your mucous plug" might be a sign of a change or thinning of your cevix. This should prompt a call to your ob/gyn. The fact that the mucous had a greenish color is possibly concerning as well, and you should ask if they are worried about leaking amniotic fluid. Call your OB now. ...Read more
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?
Please call your OB: Water breaking should be thin watery fluid, (assuming you do not have meconium) mucous plug will be thick and usually plug will come out first, sometimes it can happen at the same time ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Preterm Labor: Yes. You are at risk of the onset of preterm labor and should notify your Obstetrician. In early labor your cervix opens and you may feel mild contractions, cramps or backache. The mucus plug or blood show is a jelly like blood tinged blob that looks like "snot! " If you are not having contractions you may not be in labour. ...Read more
Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds the onset of labor. ...Read more
Pregnant?: Are you pregnant? If not then you most likely have an infection as there is no Mucous plug otherwise ...Read more
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
Need a follow up: See your obgyn for a follow up exam to make sure all has resolved normally. ...Read more
First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or not has no impact on how labor will progress. It can take 2 or three days, though, before labor pains will start. ...Read more
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