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Doctor insights on: Mucus Plug Lung Symptoms

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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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Could I be dilating and effacing and still have my mucus plug in there?

Possible: The cervical mucous is thick and sticky so it will try to stay in the cervix. However, as you dilate the mucous will inevitably begin to pass out of the vagina. You could notice large clumps of mucous but you may only see an increase in the amount of vaginal discharge as the mucous plug goes away. ...Read more

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Can u dialate without loosing mucus plug?

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Can u dialate without loosing mucus plug?

Yes: The mucus plug isn't always identifiable by either patients or physicians. It is not a reliable sign of labor by any means. So it isn't helpful to focus on the recognition of this to guide you in labor process. ...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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39 weeks and losing pieces of my mucus plug, help?

Mucus plug: A term patient gradually loosing the mucus plug is indicating progression towards labor. That is reassuring.
Nevertheless, if the patient starts passing watery fluid or blood with or without labor, she should report to the hospital promptly for evaluation.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had like a cloudy chunk discharge is this my mucus plug?

Unclear: Why would you have a mucus plug? Are you pregnant.
I am sure you can see how impossible it is to provide helpful answers if you provide no information. ...Read more

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Should I call obstetrician if mucus plug goes?

Not without labor: No, not unless you are having rhythmic contractions or the plug is excessively bloody. ...Read more

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Can I induce labor after I lose my mucus plug?

Can I induce labor after I lose my mucus plug?

Gestational age: Appropriate labor induction is based on gestational age and medical risks affecting pregnancy. In an uncomplicated pregnancy, induction may be considered at or beyond 39 weeks. The mucus plug does not factor in to the decision. ...Read more

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Lost mucus plug day after membrane sweep does this mean its working?

First signs: Losing the mucus plug is one of the first signs that a woman will go into labor. Whether sweeping the membranes caused the mucous plug to come out or not has no impact on how labor will progress. It can take 2 or three days, though, before labor pains will start. ...Read more

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Hi I just lost a mucus plug but I had my period about a week ago. What does this mean?

Hi I just lost a mucus plug but I had my period about a week ago. What does this mean?

Probably nothing!: It is meaningless, stop worrying continue to enjoy life! Should it become a continuous, or regularly occurring event, see your Gyn. ...Read more

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I'm 38 wks 4 days, I'm 3 CM dilated and already lost my mucus plug...will labor start soon?

Likely: Soon is a relative term. You will likely start labor in days rather than weeks, but it would also be that labor will follow for you before the day is over. We do no have a way to predict labor, but at 38 weeks and 4 days with you already 3 cm dilated - labor is likely "soon". ...Read more

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How soon can labor start after getting my membranes stripped and losing my mucus plug in the same day?

How soon can labor start after getting my membranes stripped and losing my mucus plug in the same day?

Very variable: Some patients will go into labor in a few hours, others may not start labor more than a few days. If your contractions start getting closer (every 4-5 minutes), or you start leaking fluid call your doctor. You may spot after having your membranes stripped, but heavier bleeding should also prompt a call. ...Read more

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How long after you release your mucus plug do you go into labor? I'm 18 and its my first baby how long would it be?

How long after you release your mucus plug do you go into labor? I'm 18 and its my first baby how long would it be?

Just have to weight: You have to weight and let nature take its course, soon your cervix will dilate more and your amniotic sac will break and real labour pains will end in a healthy baby
good luck. ...Read more

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Today everyone I go to the bathroom and wiped I've had a string of mucus with blood in. Am I loosing my mucus plug I'm 39 weeks?

Maybe: Maybe it is the mucous plug, called the "bloody show" prior to labor initiation. Contact your OB MD if you start to bleed more heavily or timed contraction are less than 5 minutes apart. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion two weeks and five days ago. No bleeding. Today I wiped and saw what looked like a mucus plug. What is this?

I had a surgical abortion two weeks and five days ago. No bleeding. Today I wiped and saw what looked like a mucus plug. What is this?

Ovulation: 2 weeks and five days would be a sufficient time interval for you to having an ovulation. Many women around this time notice an increase in what is typically a clear thin mucus. This would be my best answer, even though describe your's as a mucus plug. ...Read more

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How long after losing mucus plug do people usually go into labor? And can you go swimming after losing mucus plug? Asking for a friend.

Varies: Losing your mucus plug is a sign that early labor is approaching...This, however, could be within hours to 1-2 weeks. It is still okay for a pregnant woman to go swimming if she lost her mucus plug, as long as her bag has not ruptured (broke her water). She may lose more mucus plug in the pool, however, so for hygienic purposes, it may be best to avoid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mgt: The source should be determined. I would recommend seeing your PCP. It may be from the tonsils or lower in the airway. If you have fever, chest pain, cough, a radiograph can be obtained tonight in the ED. ...Read more

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So I'm 39wks and 2days and I lost my mucus plug? Is labor approaching? And is it possible to dilate etc. Without feeling any contractions?

So I'm 39wks and 2days and I lost my mucus plug? Is labor approaching? And is it possible to dilate etc. Without feeling any contractions?

Yes and yes: Cool that you got to see passage of your mucus plug! A lot of patients miss that special moment. Absolutely you can dilate without feeling it. You'll start feeling it when your body ramps up the speed and the little munchkin starts to put pressure on the thinning, dilating cervix to descend down the vaginal canal. ...Read more

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I had my membranes stripped last Wednesday and mucus plug came out Thursday. Still haven't started labor. Can dr strip the membranes again?

I had my membranes stripped last Wednesday and mucus plug came out Thursday. Still haven't started labor. Can dr strip the membranes again?

I don't: I don't strip membranes for the reason you described. It has a low success rate and only gets women's hopes up. And, it causes a lot of cramping and bleeding which no fun either. Be patient, if you can let your labor start naturally, you will happier in the end. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and 4 days. I was 3cm last week and have been contractions since last night. I just lost my mucus plug. How long till later comes?

Unpredictable: That is completely unpredictable on an individual basis. Depending on how close your contractions are or any other symptoms you are having, you should be seen. ...Read more

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In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor or even delivery. Very often a "perceived loss of mucus plug" is increased volume of normal vaginal discharge which is very common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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