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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?
How likely is it to go into labor without losing mucus plug or having bloody show but strong contractions?
Labor: If you are having strong contractions 3-5 minutes apart for an hour, you could be in labor, even without bloody show or loss of mucous plug. If they are not that close or for that long, try a warm bath, drink lots of water and see what happens. However, when in doubt, go check it out. ...Read more
Call your doctor now: Notify your obstetrician *immediately* even if you aren't feeling contractions. Your fetus would need intensive care but is viable at this time. The location of the placenta has to be determined, your cervical dilatation has to be checked, you need to find out if you are leaking amniotic fluid & you may need further testing to see if you carry Group B strep, among other infections. Don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 weeks pregnant, having regular contractions with mild pain, lost mucus plug weeks ago and lost bloody show this am. Should i expect labor soon?
39 weeks pregnant, group b strep positive, had bloody show/lost mucus plug, can +GBS affect baby with loss of mucus plug or only when water breaks?
Ruptured membranes: The baby's risk increases with ruptured membranes. Antibiotics should be given ideally between 4-6 hours prior to delivery. It sounds like you are close. All the best. ...Read more
No: I haven't found that mucous plug is a good predictor of when a woman goes into labor. Women lose it at 35 weeks all the time and then go on to deliver weeks and weeks later. If you're having contractions or bleeding, definitely go to l&d, but rest assured that you're unlikely to deliver premature. Have doctor check your cervix at next visit, that is a greater predictor and will yield more info. ...Read more
I just started taking amoxicillin for strep today. I just coughed up what seems to be a large bloody mucus plug. Should I be concerned?
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