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Coughing up mucus plug dangerous?

Coughing up mucus plug dangerous?

No: Its a good thing you coughed up a thickened plug of mucous that would obstruct an airway. If you have asthma make sure you are under control ...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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Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Semantics: The cervical mucous becomes thin and watery around the time of ovulation. If there were to be thick mucous (i.e. A plug) in the cervix, it may very well be passed at that time. It would not be a predictable occurrence. ...Read more

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Is the mucus plug white thick discharge?

Could be: Could be other colors like light red brown , yellowish the main thing is the mucus is thick and may or may not come out at once could come out over a number of days, if the discharge is thin call your OB as it could be rupture of membranes or if u are not sure always call your OB like i instruct my pts to call me. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant. Some bloody show.

Lost mucus plug at 31 weeks pregnant.  Some bloody show.

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 more

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When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

Almost immediately : The plug forms almost immediately after one becomes pregnant due to the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, lost mucus plug, feeling lots of vaginal pain today, how far away is labor?

Predicting labor: Ahhh! If only it would be possible to predict when labor would start. At 4 cm, 100% effaced, 0 station, it sounds like any day now.... ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, does sex help mucus plug come out?

Possibly: Intercourse can cause you to have some contractions and its possible for you to lose your mucus plug as you contract. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Mucus plug came out no labor yet need doctor visit?

Maybe not...: In general, its not necessary to rush to the hospital or doctor's office if your mucus plug comes out. Its an interesting event but often isn't very helpful or worrisome. However, if you have any bleeding or start contracting it would be a good idea to be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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White, thick, discharge like substance; I'm 32weeks+3days pregnant. Mucus plug or just increased discharge?

White, thick, discharge like substance; I'm 32weeks+3days pregnant. Mucus plug or just increased discharge?

Can get checked: It sounds like you are describing a vaginal yeast infection. Without an exam it will not be possible to confirm this. You obgyn can do an exam and determine if an infection is present. Testing can be done if needed. They can assess your cervix to check for dilation too ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant & mucus plug + soft cervix?

Close to labor?: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards. ...Read more

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Does mucus plug or rupture of membranes have a scent?

Does mucus plug or rupture of membranes have a scent?

A little: All body secretions have some degree of scent but please do not draw any conclusions simply by smelling the discharge from your vagina. If you believe you may have ruptured your membranes you should be promptly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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When does a mucus plug form?

End of 1st trimester: A mucous plug will form at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. ...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?

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