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Mucus plug came out no labor yet need doctor visit?

Mucus plug came out no labor yet need doctor visit?

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

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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Do you have to lose your mucus plug to have your baby, or can your doctor pull it out for you?

Do you have to lose your mucus plug to have your baby, or can your doctor pull it out for you?

No: It depends on the parity of the mother.
Sometimes, first time moms loose the mucus plug before labor and sometimes at the time of labor. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

No rules: There are no set rules for when someone will go into labor. I wish we could predict that. It would make life much easier. Be patient. You are almost there being 39 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should I call my doctor?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should I call my doctor?

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

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Could the obgyn tell if your mucus plug came out just by getting a checkup?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Are you pregnant?: The cervix makes mucous nearly full time and the loss of the plug in no way endangers your pregnancy. You and the baby are just fine. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks and 3 CM dilated and I lost my mucus plug today how much longer tell labor starts?

I'm 37 weeks and 3 CM dilated and I lost my mucus plug today how much longer tell labor starts?

No one knows: The loss of the mucous plug means that your body is getting ready for labor, but sadly does not predict exactly when it will start. It could be tomorrow or 3 more weeks. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

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

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What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

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

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I am 31weeks and I lost my mucus plug. Is it anything to worry about?

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

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Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Semantics: The cervical mucous becomes thin and watery around the time of ovulation. If there were to be thick mucous (i.e. A plug) in the cervix, it may very well be passed at that time. It would not be a predictable occurrence. ...Read more

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Do losing you mucus plug help you dilate?

Mucous plug: During normal pregnancy losing mucous plug generally implies impending labor ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lost mucus plug?

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

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Can u loose your mucus plug lil bit at a time I'm 37 weeks?

Yes: The mucus plug isn't always identifiable by either patients or physicians. It is not a reliable sign of labor by any means. So it isn't helpful to focus on the recognition of this to guide you in labor process. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Yes: Sometimes losing the mucous plug indicates labor is going to begin soon. Cramping is the uterus and cervix preparing for labor. ...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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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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What should I do if I am losing a mucus plug after a miscarriage?

What should I do if I am losing a mucus plug after a miscarriage?

Need a follow up: See your obgyn for a follow up exam to make sure all has resolved normally. ...Read more

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Should I call obstetrician if mucus plug goes?

Not without labor: No, not unless you are having rhythmic contractions or the plug is excessively bloody. ...Read more

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Can I induce labor after I lose my mucus plug?

Can I induce labor after I lose my mucus plug?

Gestational age: Appropriate labor induction is based on gestational age and medical risks affecting pregnancy. In an uncomplicated pregnancy, induction may be considered at or beyond 39 weeks. The mucus plug does not factor in to the decision. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

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