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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: The appearance of the mucus plug varies but the general idea is that it looks like thick glob of mucus; slightly white and sometimes with a little blood in it. ...Read more
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
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?
Hi, this morning I was at work and went to the bathroom when I wiped it looked like I had passed a mucus plug... My last period was July 30th to August 2nd just over 2 weeks ago, so I'm a little concerned of what this may be?
No worries: Passing increased amounts of vaginal mucous is usually not a sign of anything serious. Given the timing of ~2 weeks after your last period it could be due of ovulation. If you have other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, burning, or a bad smell then it could be due to a vaginal infection (not STI). If you have had unprotected sex, you should be tested for sexually transmitted infection (STI). ...Read more
I had a surgical abortion two weeks and five days ago. No bleeding. Today I wiped and saw what looked like a mucus plug. What is this?
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