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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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If u hah a mucous plug in your lung would it make you short if breath?

If u hah a mucous plug in your lung would it make you short if breath?

If its huge: If its huge and blocks a passage causing your airways to collapse, it can make your short of breath good luck! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing UTI symptoms then yesterday a mucus plug came out when I pee. (I'm not sure if I'm pregnant, if yes maybe 2 weeks)?

I'm experiencing UTI symptoms then yesterday a mucus plug came out when I pee. (I'm not sure if I'm pregnant, if yes maybe 2 weeks)?

Pregnant?: The home test kits are inexpensive. Wait until you have missed a menstrual period and test using a first morning voided urine specimen. If negative wait a week to 10 days and retest. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had my first child at 37 weeks is it possible to make the second one at 37 weeks? I am 37 weeks pregnant now and already lost mucus plug.

I had my first child at 37 weeks is it possible to make the second one at 37 weeks? I am 37 weeks pregnant now and already lost mucus plug.

ASK YOUR OB!!!!: You are not suppoose to induce or encourage labor at 37 weeks unless something is wrong because while that is considered term, the lungs are not always mature at 37 weeks, if you go into labor your self or your water breaks that is fine, if you want to stimulate contractions you should wait at least another week and call your OB for recs, i tell my pts certain things but you need to ask your ob. ...Read more

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Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Im 36 weeks 7 days im 4 CM dialated, lost mucus plug 1½ wk ago no contractions is there anything thats safe that i can do to speed up my labor?

Ask your OB: If u are 36 weeks 7 days that means u are 37 weeks, your OB may or may not want you to be doing anything, you are term , but sometimes the lungs are not all the way mature at 37 weeks, so your OB may want you to wait unless you naturally go into labor or get srom, I am sure your OB can strip your membranes at 38 weeks and that should put u into labor if you are already 4 cm. ...Read more

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What is a mucus plug?

What is a mucus plug?

A glob of mucus: A mucus plug is a glob of mucus from the cervix that may be passed hours, days or even weeks before labor occurs. It may be streaked with some blood. Passing the mucus plug when you are nearing your due date is normal and is usually of no concern. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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