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Doctor insights on: Mucus Plug Removal Lung Endoscopy

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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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When does a mucus plug form?

When does a mucus plug form?

End of 1st trimester: A mucous plug will form at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can your mucus plug grow back?

Yes: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards. ...Read more

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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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At what week does the mucus plug form?

From the start: The mucus plug is made up of thick cervical mucus that your body forms as soon as you're pregnant. The mucus protects and prevents anything from traveling up the cervix. 72 hours before labor, your cvx begins to change and the mucus loosens and mixes w/ blood from cervical change until it falls out as a "plug." Your cvx will continue to make mucus and you may have more discharge afterwards. ...Read more

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Can you make your mucus plug come out?

No: A larger amount of cervical mucus that is sometimes thicker and may be blood-tinged MAY be noticed by patients in their underwear, etc. as patients get closer to being term. But some patients never notice this, and that is normal too. Never put anything in the vagina/cervix or do anything to try to "make the mucus plug come out". This could cause infection, bleeding, or other serious problems. ...Read more

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What does it mean to lose my mucus plug?

Labor to begin soon: Once the mucous plug of the cervix is expelled, then labor usually begins in a few days. ...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


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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more