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Causes Of Mucus Plug
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be: Losing your mucus plug is not significant. ...Read more
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.
What causes mucus plugs in asthma? I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daily for 2 yrs I get an extremely thick clear mucus plug in the nasal cavity. It only happens on left side. I'm not ill at all. What causes this?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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