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What does a mucus plug look like?

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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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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What does the mucus plug look like after membrane sweeping?

What does the mucus plug look like after membrane sweeping?

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

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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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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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Does a mucus plug pass during ovulation?

Semantics: The cervical mucous becomes thin and watery around the time of ovulation. If there were to be thick mucous (i.e. A plug) in the cervix, it may very well be passed at that time. It would not be a predictable occurrence. ...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