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What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

The glands: The glands in the pelvic region are constantly giving off fluid and some women tend to produce more mucus than others. Pcos does not cause mucus plugs. It is not known exactly why some women have mucus plugs in their tubes vs those who do not. ...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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Can high LH and low progesterone in pcos caused mucus plug in tubes or caused block tubes?

Can high LH and low progesterone in pcos caused mucus plug in tubes or caused block tubes?

Probably not: Persistent tubal obstruction with mucous is a theoretical problem that has never been definitively documented. The nature of the mucous in the cervix and tubes does change through the cycle and is undoubtedly related to changing hormone levels. At times the cervix and/or tubes probably are obstructed with mucous / secretions - but that is not likely to be a persistent problem. ...Read more

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Does having a anteverted uterus cause problems with your mucus plug ? /

Does having a anteverted uterus cause problems with your mucus plug ? /

No effect: 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 an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

No: The mucus plug is produced more or less continuously and you would not loose it if your cervix is closed.An internal exam can be necessary to evaluate bleeding. Sounds like everything is good. ...Read more

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What causes mucus plugs in asthma? I take Mucinex in am & pm proactively. I also have ob. Sleep apnea/acid reflux. Other treatment options for mucus?

What causes mucus plugs in asthma? I take Mucinex in am & pm proactively. I also have ob. Sleep apnea/acid reflux. Other treatment options for mucus?

Asthma itself: Mucus production is one of the main symptoms of asthma. It is just a sign of airway inflammation generally from an allergen or even an infection. The latter is usually easier to recognize by the discoloration and other symptoms like fever and malaise. Make sure you are treating the asthma. You likely need a daily controller inhaler. Keep in mind, other problems like COPD can present similarly. ...Read more

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What usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug ?

What usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug ?

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. ...Read more

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Can an orgasm or multiple orgasms cause the mucous plug to fall? Also, can the orgasms cause my water to break sooner?

Can an orgasm or multiple orgasms cause the mucous plug to fall? Also, can the orgasms cause my water to break sooner?

Not likely!: I suppose some might think the process of labor and the experience of sexual climax in women could be linked, but to the best of my knowledge, one takes place in the brain and the other occurs at the opposite pole... I certainly do not think that an orgasm, or multiple orgasms, present you with increased risk of premature labor. You may want to review this with a midwife or obstetrician... ...Read more

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How far along are most women when their mucus plug comes out?

How far along are most women when their mucus plug comes out?

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. ...Read more

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