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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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I know that with my pregnancies they mucus plug would be thick and that's how this looks but no red in it and it's not stringy that's why I am asking?

Can vary: Mucous plugs can vary in presentation. If you are concerned that there may be a problem in your pregnancy, i suggest speaking with your obstetrician about what you may be experiencing. All the best! ...Read more

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I experienced spotting, cramps and cervical fluid that looks like the mucus plug photos on google.On CD20, not sure when I ovulated, what does it mean?

I experienced spotting, cramps and cervical fluid that looks like the mucus plug photos on google.On CD20, not sure when I ovulated, what does it mean?

Ovulation: Typically ovulation occurs about 14 days before the next menstrual cycle. use your past menstrual history to determine the likely days of ovulation. If you are experiencing abnormal discharge and spotting see and obgyn for testing ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant and not know it. Passed what looks like a mucous plug and now feels like mild contractions. Need help please.

Can I be pregnant and not know it. Passed what looks like a  mucous plug and now feels like mild contractions. Need help please.

Yes: If you have unprotected sex, you can be pregnant. Sometimes, you may not have any symptoms. Often, later in the pregnancy, you may notice your belly getting bigger, absence of periods, fetal movement, contractions. A urine test will help answer your question and a visit to your OB can help you with that. ...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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When I use the restroom I see a thick snot-like substance. I think it's my mucus plug. I'm only 20 weeks should I be worried?

See your doctor.: You should be seen and examined to make sure this is not anything abnormal, chances are it's ok but you should be checked. ...Read more

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I'm really worried! Is my mucus plug supposed to be dark dark red and about two or three inches long and thick? What's is supposed to look like?!

I'm really worried! Is my mucus plug supposed to be dark dark red and about two or three inches long and thick? What's is supposed to look like?!

Snot: The mucous plug is a big wad of snot. Think of "boogers" coming out of the nose. It can look very different from person to person and even from day to day. If you feel that you are bleeding or that you have broken your water then contact your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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39wks i went to the br an when i wiped it looked like i had a little lugi about the size of the tip of my pinky i could that be part if my mucus plug?

39wks i went to the br an when i wiped it looked like i had a little lugi about the size of the tip of my pinky i could that be part if my mucus plug?

Possibly.: Typically the plug looks like opaque mucus and has some blood associated with it. It is a marker of early labor and contractions, so at this advanced gestational age please see your obstetrician to assure that you are not in early labor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I had like a cloudy chunk discharge is this my mucus plug?

Unclear: Why would you have a mucus plug? Are you pregnant. I am sure you can see how impossible it is to provide helpful answers if you provide no information. ...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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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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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

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What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

What does mean when the mucus plug  comes out?

About to deliver: A pregnant woman's mucus plug is expelled just prior to delivery. It is present to help block bacteria from entering the uterus during pregnancy. Sometimes, loss of a mucus plug can be associated with some bloody discharge. If you are the one who is pregnant, you may want to let your OB know. Good luck! ...Read more