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Watery Mucus Plug
Watery discharge mucus plug fell out three wks ago. 37 wks pregnant light bowel movements with pressure?
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
I'm 7 days late and I am now having a watery brown fluid coming out I have already lost my mucus plug... Could the baby have pooped inside of me?
Confusing question?: Are you pregnant already? If so then you should not be having periods at all. The mucous plug is expelled a few ays or weeks before labor. If you are 7 days late and are not sure if you are pregnant then take a test. It would be way too early for a baby to be big enough to have a bowel movement and pass meconium. Even when meconium is present it is not detectable unless your water is broken. ...Read more
In 38 weeks n 4 days. I lost my mucus plug around 11 last nite now i have watery liquid leaking out. I'm not sure what it is?
Go to doctor: Need to be evaluated to make sure the baby is ok and evaluate whether you broke your water! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be: Could be other colors like light red brown, yellowish the main thing is the mucus is thick and may or may not come out at once could come out over a number of days, if the discharge is thin call your OB as it could be rupture of membranes or if u are not sure always call your OB like I instruct my pts to call me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucus from Cervix: During Pregnancy, the cervical canal is plugged with mucus. During the later stages of pregnancy, the mucus plug can come out of the cervix and is seen by the expecting mother. This is a "lost" mucus plug. It may reform and mean nothing. Sometimes--especially if bloody, it heralds the onset of labor. ...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
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
NOt a good idea: Since lakes can harbor a lot of germs and now you don't have as much protection for your baby. How about a nice long walk around the lake instead? Good luck with L&D. ...Read more
Yes: You can lose the mucus plug with or without bleeding. ...Read more