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Signs Of Losing Mucus Plug
What are the signs of losing the mucus plug at 15 weeks pregnancy and what does it mean to lose it?
No data: They mucous plug is a misnomer. Your cervix makes mucous all the time. Pregnant or not. I don't think this mucous you've seen means anything. Concerning symptoms for miscarriage would be bleeding and cramping or water breaking. Refrain fr inter course if you're worried and talk to your doctor, but mucous in and of itself not a sign of anything other than cervix doing its job. ...Read more
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
No: I haven't found that mucous plug is a good predictor of when a woman goes into labor. Women lose it at 35 weeks all the time and then go on to deliver weeks and weeks later. If you're having contractions or bleeding, definitely go to l&d, but rest assured that you're unlikely to deliver premature. Have doctor check your cervix at next visit, that is a greater predictor and will yield more info. ...Read more
If u lose ur mucous plug when ur 12wks pg, is that a sign of m/c? Read that mucous plug grows back. Very worried, help. Asap
No: You may have discharge with mucus but this does not mean miscarriage. Bleeding is a sign of miscarriage. If you have had premature deliveries then you may need to get followed by ultrasound, but u should be fine, good luck. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: All? S like this esp at the end of your pregnancy should be directed to your OB as your OB knows your situation and that is part of their job to answer all? S u have, it could happen soon or never happen, losing your plug does not correlate with rupture of membranes, my advice to you is don't go past your due date 39-40 wks is the ideal time to deliver for the baby, I induce everyone by 40 wks. ...Read more
Yes: You can lose the mucus plug with or without bleeding. ...Read more
Call your OB:
What you are describing is concerning.
It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam or knowing you medical history.
I would suggest calling your OB and informing them today. ...Read more
Ok so yesterday it was confirmed that I did lose my mucus plug. Now im gettin lower right side back pain... What do I do?
I am 38 weeks and I'm pretty sure i just lost my mucus plug. Does losing my mucus plug mean that I've started dilating?
It might.: At 38 weeks in your pregnancy, you will likely go into labor soon, i.e., within the next 4 weeks! It's so unpredictable. But losing the mucus plug means that labor's on the horizon — we just don't know how close! Look for regular cramping and uterine tightening occurring with increasing frequency and severity — or for your water breaking (leak or non-negotiable gush of fluid). Questions? Call doc. ...Read more
Varies : Some lose it early some late. Some don't notice it all. For others, it's quite pronounced ...Read more
Need a follow up : See your obgyn for a follow up exam to make sure all has resolved normally. ...Read more
Need cervical change: The mucus plug is not a sign of labor. It can be lost right before delivery or several weeks before delivery. The mucus plug is inside the cervical opening to prevent bacteria or debris from ascending the cervical canal. Signs of labor are when you have cervical change (example going from 2 cm to 4 cm), along with regular contractions (example- Contractions every 5 min apart lasting a min) ...Read more
Is it possible to lose small parts of your mucus plug? I have small booger type discharge in my underwear! (gross!)
Yes: I assume u are neat term, it can come out all at once or over a number of weeks, both cases are normal and u will notice more once your OB starts cervical exams usually at 37 wks, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks - the best outcome for the baby so do not go past your due date I do not allow any of my pts to go past and none of mine want to, induction is safe and easy at term and my pts want it. ...Read more
37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?
Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more
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
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
36 weeks 4 days 2 cm 50% effaced with light contractions and losing mucus plug. Baby measuring a week ahead. What are the chances of making it another?
May be: Losing your mucus plug is not significant. ...Read more
Just ask: Just ask your doctor at your next appointment. ...Read more