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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

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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It feels like I have a plug of mucus in my lungs and it won't cough up, and is causing hoarseness?

It feels like I have a plug of mucus in my lungs and it won't cough up, and is causing hoarseness?

Cough: This is not unheard of, especially here in the pnw this year. Prolonged coughing and slow recovery can be normal this year. But, if you have not been to the doctor to see if you have pneumonia then it may be time. Otherwise good hydration and rest is key. ...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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How far along are most women when their mucus plug comes out?

How far along are most women when their mucus plug comes out?

Mucus Plug: The mucus plug seals off the entrance to the cervix to prevent infection from getting to the baby. It may dislodge a few weeks or a few hours prior to delivery. A new one can sometimes form. If the plug is more bloody or there is more bleeding than expected see your doctor. ...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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What does a mucus plug look like?

What does a mucus plug look like?

A glob of mucus: Will be thick not thin could be many differnt colors including blood tinged, mucus plug coming out near your due date is normal, if you are worried about anything then call your OB 24/7 just like my pts can call me and a recent study shows the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 for the baby , so don't go past your due date, i don't let any of my pts go past and they all thank me for it. ...Read more

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Exactly When Does The Mucus Plug Come Out In And How far along are Most Women When The Mucus Plug Comes Out?

Exactly When Does The Mucus Plug Come Out In And How far along are Most Women When The Mucus Plug Comes Out?

Varies: Sometimes it comes out all at once. Its about the size of the palm of your hand and is usually greenish brown with some blood mixed in often. It usually comes out in the third trimester often times near term. However, many women never see it come out like that. Often times it comes out a small amount over days or weeks. Unlike old wives tails it doesn't mean labor necessarily. ...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