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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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34 weeks pregnant, 1 1/2 CM dilated, lower abdominal pressure for 2 days, some contractions(not regular), lost mucus plug. Preterm labor?Normal?

34 weeks pregnant, 1 1/2 CM dilated, lower abdominal pressure for 2 days, some contractions(not regular), lost mucus plug. Preterm labor?Normal?

Preterm labor: Any blood stained mucus or discharge? If it is than it is called show. Irregular contraction can be braxton hicks or uterine irirritability. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose your mucus plug at 23 weeks?

Is it normal to lose your mucus plug at 23 weeks?

Not normal: It's not normal but not necessarily a bad thing. Your cervix is constantly making more mucous. You should still be checked to make sure you are not dilating early. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks and i'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my mucus plug mean that i've started dilating?

I am 38 weeks and i'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my  mucus plug mean that i've started dilating?

It might.: At 38 weeks in your pregnancy, you will likely go into labor soon, i.e., within the next 4 weeks! it's so unpredictable. But losing the mucus plug means that labor's on the horizon - we just don't know how close! look for regular cramping and uterine tightening occurring with increasing frequency and severity - or for your water breaking (leak or non-negotiable gush of fluid). Questions? Call doc. ...Read more

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37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?

Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks and 5 days how long till I lose my mucus plug ?

I'm 35 weeks and 5 days how long till I lose my mucus plug ?

Varies : Some lose it early some late. Some don't notice it all. For others it's quite pronounced ...Read more

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