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22 Apr 2004

Mucus plug-anybody and Gynie Doc too??
Hi,

As some of you should of read. 14April I had that brown discharge and the the slimy pinkish discharge. Went to doc and he examined me and said that I have a very bad infection. I will be 31wks on Friday. On Tuesday I had pulling pains low down and also cramps like my stomach wanted to work, they were very far apart like nearly 4-5 hours, I phoned my gynie again and he said I must not worry, as soon as the cramps become more closer to another I must phone him, but I am worried.

Well I have been searching the internet and the more I read the more it sounds to me like I lost my mucus plug? And I am still get these cramps, now I know it could be Braxton Hicks contractions but with this funny discharge I have also had I tend to be more nervous about the whole thing.

This morning again I had a slight pink discharge (very little) and two small blobs of red blood. And now it's gone again. Baby is still very active, and I am watching his every move very carefully.

My questions are:

1. Will my body build it's own mucus plug again?
2. Won't my baby be exposed to infections if I don't have my
mucus plug & what will happen to him then?
3. What are the chances of me going into labour and when
will it happen?
4. In general can someone tell me more about the mucus plug
and what must I expect from now on?

Thank you all.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It may be the mucus plug that came out, but it sounds like your doctor thought that it was an infection causing the discharge. Even if the mucus plug was lost, it could be several weeks before you go into labour.
There are several mechanisms which protect against infections - the mucus plug is just one of them.
I would suggest that you wait and see what happens with the pains and take it from there.

Best wishes
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