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What should I do if I am losing a mucus plug after a miscarriage?

What should I do if I am losing a mucus plug after a miscarriage?

Need a follow up : See your obgyn for a follow up exam to make sure all has resolved normally. ...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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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 usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug ?

What usualy causes a wpman to lose her mucus plug ?

Contractions: However, many things are involved, and most contractions can be subtle enough that many women may not feel them. .Also, passing your mucus plug does not "guarantee" labor will follow in the next 12-24 hours. For many women, labor may be up to 1-2 weeks later. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Yes: Sometimes losing the mucous plug indicates labor is going to begin soon. Cramping is the uterus and cervix preparing for labor. ...Read more

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I have green discharge. infections again or mucus plug?

I have green discharge. infections again or mucus plug?

Pregnant?: are you pregnant? if not then you most likely have an infection as there is no Mucous plug otherwise ...Read more

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Can i go into labor if I still haven't lost my mucus plug?

Can i go into labor if I still haven't lost my mucus plug?

Yes: The mucus plug is not a reliable indicator of what's going on. Many women don't experience it at all. ...Read more

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What does the mucus plug look like after membrane sweeping?

What does the mucus plug look like after membrane sweeping?

Varies: The appearance of the mucus plug varies but the general idea is that it looks like thick glob of mucus; slightly white and sometimes with a little blood in it. ...Read more

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Can you still have sex once your mucus plug starts coming away?

Probably: If you have not had any problems with you pregnancy, the loss of the mucous plug would not be a reason to abstain from sex. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more