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How do I know I have lost my mucous plug?

How do I  know I have lost my 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

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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13wks pg think i lost my mucous plug, read that happens&it will grow back.Should i b scared?

13wks pg think i lost my mucous plug, read that happens&it will grow back.Should i b scared?

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

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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.

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.

Varies : Think of your cervical mucous just like mucous from your nose or when you have a bad cough. Some have a lot and somehow very little. The amount makes no difference. ...Read more

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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

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

No: You may have discharge with mucus but this does not mean miscarriage. Bleeding is a sign of miscarriage. If you have had premature deliveries then you may need to get followed by ultrasound, but u should be fine, good luck. ...Read more

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Is losing your mucous plug a sign of fertility?

Is losing your mucous plug a sign of fertility?

No: Fertility is very dependent on age of the women. All women become infertile. Over the age of 40 it becomes very difficult to achieve pregnancy therefore seeking a fertility expert should be a high priority. ...Read more

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How long after losing mucous plug will labor start?

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

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Can still have the mucous plug and have discharge too?

Can  still have the mucous plug and have discharge too?

Yes: The mucous plug gets released when you start dilating, which can be a month or more in advance of your labor. It will continue to form and fall out over and over again. There are other causes for discharge including infection, so you should tell your OB about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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If ur 12wks pg& lose ur mucous plug is it safe? Please help, asap

If ur 12wks pg& lose ur mucous plug is it safe? Please help, asap

U do not get: A mucous plug at 12 weeks, if u have excessive discharge u need to see your OB for an exam, cultures and an ultrasound to make sure the cervix is not trying to become incompetent so call your ob. ...Read more

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How will I know if I lost my mucous plug, or if I am just having discharge?

How will I know if I lost my mucous plug, or if I am just having discharge?

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

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This morning I lost my mucous plug and now I am dripping clear water-like stuff. Is this normal?

This morning I lost my mucous plug and now I am dripping clear water-like stuff. Is this normal?

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