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Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Mucous plug?: Many patients will describe their mucous plug as jelly like. Many times you will loose your before contractions start, but you can't predict labor based on it. ...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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Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Discharge: I would be concerned that this may be ruptured membranes. You should be seen for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to wait a couple of days to re do the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it alright to watch/ listen to fireworks during late pregnancy ?

Is it alright to watch/ listen to fireworks during late pregnancy ?

Yes: Imagine if you were in a swimming pool and there were fireworks in the sky above you. The decibel level wouldn't harmful in the least :-) have fun and hope you have a great delivery! ...Read more

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How can you deal with severe groin pain during late pregnancy?

Rest: Slow and steady wins the race. Muscle strain related to mechanical adjustments of the pregnancy can be exacerbated by activities such as heavy lifting, quick movements, etc... ...Read more

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Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy? How about mid and late pregnancy?

Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy?  How about mid and late pregnancy?

Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

With caution: Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandin-6 and linoleum acid and other prostaglandin derivatives. It can interfere with the action of several drugs and is found in breast milk. You should check with your OB before using. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of period like cramps in late pregnancy?

Uterine contractions: Contractions occur infrequently in pregnancy, but get more frequent and stronger as pregnancy goes on. They are a "practice" for labor, when the contractions become regular (every 5 minutes or so) and increasingly strong. ...Read more

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What can cause death in late pregnancy?

What can cause death in late pregnancy?

Unknown: Unfortunately, in most instances the reason for a baby dying late in pregnancy at this time cannot be determined. What used to be the most prominent reason, intrauterine growth restriction from lack of oxygen and nutrients, these days is rarely a reason, because of the now widespread prenatal care available to moms-to-be with early detection of growth restriction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed in late pregnancy?

Sometimes: Occasional spotting and light bleeding is common during pregnancy. Most of the time it does not indicate any particular problem. If you are concerned you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling. ...Read more

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How can I sleep more comfortably in late pregnancy?

How can I sleep more comfortably in late pregnancy?

Sleep on side: It can be very difficult to find the right position, and it may change depending on the baby's position and activity. Many find it comfortable to be on the side with a pillow between the knees. Often with the knees drawn slightly up towards the chest. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on bathroom trips in late pregnancy?

How can I cut down on bathroom trips in late pregnancy?

Pregnancy, Peeing: Hello, congratulations on your pregnancy. With the growing baby in the pelvis the relentless and increasing pressure on the bladder inevitably creates less bladder capacity and therefore the need for more frequent voiding. Consider it a normal thing that is a universal experience among expecting mothers. Best of luck dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www.Dr-downey.Com. ...Read more

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How would one do the heimlich on a late-pregnancy female?

How would one do the heimlich on a late-pregnancy female?

Above uterus: Careful compression of the upper abdomen (above the top of the uterus) of the pregnant woman can help dislodge foreign bodies from the upper maternal airway near term. See attached illustration for visualization (an image is worth more than a thousand words). ...Read more

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2weeks late pregnancy test are positive, but husband doesn't believe it.

2weeks late pregnancy test are positive, but husband doesn't believe it.

What are you asking?: There's no understanding what people do, think, or say. Don't argue. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Often feelings make us unable to accept the obvious. I trust your husband will come around and be as pleased as I hope you are. Best wishes to all three of you. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more