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Color Of Mucous Plug
A challenge: It is not always obvious. The "mucus plug" is more a concept than an actual object. As the term cervix matures, softens and dilates, the mucus barrier will be excreted. This may appear as a thick wad of mucus with small amount of blood or if slowly lost, just an increase in vaginal discharge. Confirmation usually comes with a cervical exam showing effacement and dilation. ...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
See your doctor: It is hard to know whether or not it was really your mucous plug. Typically, you lose your mucous plug at the end of pregnancy, but it is not necessarily a sign of labor. It is a thick, sticky clear discharge. Remember, during pregnancy you may have more discharge than normal or you may have a yeast or bacterial infection. If you aren't cramping or bleeding, i wouldn't panic, but go see your ob! ...Read more
Just how much of the mucous plug is there? I've seen so many large globs of what has been confirmed as my mucous plug.
If u lose ur mucous plug when ur 12wks pg, is that a sign of m/c? Read that mucous plug grows back.Very worried, help..Asap
ASK YOUR OB: All ?S like this should be directed to your OB ! since your OB will be delivering you, there is no set time could be 1or 2 days or 1- 3 or more weeks depending on how far along u are, my advice ( since I have done over 5k deliveries) do not go past your due date, not worth it, and a recent study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe and easy. ...Read more
YOUR OB SHOULD HAVE: Already gone over all of that with u ! call your OB that is their job to tell you everything to expect like i take the extra time to explain all of that to my OB pts., it really doesn't matter which one as long as you do not think u have an infection or that your water has not broke, you can lose your mucous plug at once or over days and it can happen 1 day - 4 weeks before labor. ...Read more
Amniotic fluid?: You need to be seen and evaluated. It's possible that you ruptured your membranes and are leaking amniotic fluid. There are other possibilities but it's best to assume it's amniotic fluid until proved otherwise. You need to go to the Ob triage unit at your hospital this evening. Best wishes! ...Read more
Was 90% effaced now 80% still 3cm have been for 2 weeks. Any safe ways at home to help SPEED things up? Told no sex as lost mucous plug. HELP!!
Unfortunately no.: Unfortunately, there is no way to bring on labor by yourself. Eating spicy foods, walking, sex - none of this will help and could make you miserable. Labor happens when the baby is ready to be delivered. We don't know how, but we think a signal is sent from the baby's brain that says it's ready. ...Read more
Yes: There are a variety of lung diseases that can cause mucus plugging. Some more common diseases associated with mucus plugging are bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, chronic pneumonitis or pneumonia and immune deficiency that leads to one of these conditions especially bronchiectasis if the problem is still present, i recommend you talk to your doctors about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucous plug: There is not a definite time frame related to the loss of the cervical mucous plug and labor. I have had patients that lost there plug at 35 weeks and didn't deliver until 40 weeks. I would focus more on regularity of contractions, vaginal spotting, and rupture of your fluid to help you guide whether you may be getting close to more active labor. ...Read more
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
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
If its huge: If its huge and blocks a passage causing your airways to collapse, it can make your short of breath good luck! ...Read more