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Difference Between Mucous Plug
39wks. Pregnant, what's the difference between a mucus plug and a bloody show, are they the same thing?
They can be: Blood show describes a plug that looks, well, more bloody. Neither represent dangerous situations. ...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
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?
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
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
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
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
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