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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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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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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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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Two weeks before delivered loose mucus plug then contractions, bleeding and fully dilated at 25 weeks pregnant is these a weak cervix symptoms?

Two weeks before delivered loose mucus plug then contractions, bleeding and fully dilated at 25 weeks pregnant is these a weak cervix symptoms?

Preterm labor.: The symptoms you describe do not support a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, rather a typical preterm labor and delivery. You should get early prenatal care with all future pregnancies, consume Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily for the rest of your reproductive life and receive intramuscular weekly 17-hydroxy Progesterone caproate after 16 weeks to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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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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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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