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When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

When does mucus plug form during early pregnancy?

Almost immediately : The plug forms almost immediately after one becomes pregnant due to the hormonal changes. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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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?

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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What week does the mucous plug form in pregnancy!?

What week does the mucous plug form in pregnancy!?

Mucous : Your cervix makes mucous your whole life. During pregnancy the amount of mucus production increases. Towards the end of pregnancy there's quite a lot. As you start to dilate it slowly starts to come out. Think of the mucus present in your nose. Your cervix works the same way. It's less exciting when you think about it that way. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks and don't know weather is safe to lose my mucus plug this early. ?

I'm 15 weeks and don't know weather is safe to lose my mucus plug this early. ?

Call your OB: What you are describing is concerning.
It is impossible to give you reassurance without an exam or knowing you medical history.

I would suggest calling your OB and informing them today. ...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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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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Does the mucus plug always have bloody? I passed a giant booger like snot it wasnt bloody though (37 wks)

Mucous plug: doesnt really mean much. Increasing ctx with increased mucous flow would have more importance, but is still a minor sign of labor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Exactly When Does The Mucus Plug Come Out In And How far along are Most Women When The Mucus Plug Comes Out?

Exactly When Does The Mucus Plug Come Out In And How far along are Most Women When The Mucus Plug Comes Out?

Varies: Sometimes it comes out all at once. Its about the size of the palm of your hand and is usually greenish brown with some blood mixed in often. It usually comes out in the third trimester often times near term. However, many women never see it come out like that. Often times it comes out a small amount over days or weeks. Unlike old wives tails it doesn't mean labor necessarily. ...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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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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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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Is the mucus plug white thick discharge?

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 more

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Coughing up mucus plug dangerous?

Coughing up mucus plug dangerous?

No: Its a good thing you coughed up a thickened plug of mucous that would obstruct an airway.
If you have asthma make sure you are under control ...Read more

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Lost a mucus plug at 14 wks. Do I have to call?

Are you sure?: How do you know you lost your mucous plug? Or are you having a discharge? Two very different situations requiring different approaches. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Is it normal to cramp when losing mucus plug?

Yes: Sometimes losing the mucous plug indicates labor is going to begin soon. Cramping is the uterus and cervix preparing for labor. ...Read more

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I have green discharge. infections again or mucus plug?

I have green discharge. infections again or mucus plug?

Pregnant?: are you pregnant? if not then you most likely have an infection as there is no Mucous plug otherwise ...Read more

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Can i go into labor if I still haven't lost my mucus plug?

Can i go into labor if I still haven't lost my mucus plug?

Yes: The mucus plug is not a reliable indicator of what's going on. Many women don't experience it at all. ...Read more

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Can you still have sex once your mucus plug starts coming away?

Probably: If you have not had any problems with you pregnancy, the loss of the mucous plug would not be a reason to abstain from sex. ...Read more

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Already lost mucus plug, what's the brown dischrage in panties?

Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant.
Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clot and become brownish) can occur as that continues to happen. If concerned, speak your ob ...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


Dr. Marvin Ott
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