What does a mucus plug look like? TMI

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jeepbaby's picture
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What does a mucus plug look like? TMI

Lately, when I use the restroom, I have several small white "tissue-y" things. They look like groups of little strings, or when a kleenex gets wet....

I think I am just stressing and deciding to freak out about every little thing to keep myself busy....:rolleyes:

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Doesn't sound like a mucous plug. My plug was a slimy looking oval thing, almost like a little jelly fish or something. It was darker in the middle and transparent on the outside.

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This is a good question. I never lost my mucus plug with Brynna and I have been wondering what one looks like. Maybe it's just a more pasty discharge so it's clumping together? I know that's probably not much help. I have noticed an increase in vaginal discharge the past week or so.

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Sounds like regular discharge/leukorrhea (sp?) to me. My mucus plugs looked like yellow/green snot- sorry that sounds so gross, but that is the only way I can describe it. I def. knew that is what it was when I saw it.

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Yep, like the other girls have said, it's just increased vaginal discharge. Your mucous plug, or bloody show, looks just like it sounds (unfortunately lol)... and you don't lose that until you start dialating... and sometimes not even then. I've never lost my "plug" with any of my babies.

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I read that most people don't lose their plug until they're in active labor in the hospital. I thought for the longest time I was some sort of weirdo who never lost theirs.

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For me it looked like I blew my nose and it was tinged with blood, but it was in the toilet not on the tissue.

sugspop's picture
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So weird! Mine was a perfect little oval coin of slime. It came out on my tissue. I lost it and 24 hours later my water broke and I went into labor.

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"I'm_a_pepper" wrote:

Sounds like regular discharge/leukorrhea (sp?) to me. My mucus plugs looked like yellow/green snot- sorry that sounds so gross, but that is the only way I can describe it. I def. knew that is what it was when I saw it.

"joyjim" wrote:

For me it looked like I blew my nose and it was tinged with blood, but it was in the toilet not on the tissue.

Yep - same here. Like snot with specks of blood. Mine came out over the course of a day or two and then I went into labor. However, I've heard over and over that you can lose it and it will regenerate.

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"joyjim" wrote:

For me it looked like I blew my nose and it was tinged with blood, but it was in the toilet not on the tissue.

:ROFL::ROFL: Hmmm... I think I'll go have my lunch now... LMAO!!! Too funny!

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Lurk...

I lost mine in the hospital when I was induced. It did not look like regular discharge. It was like a lump of snot that was too big to come out of your nose..more like a loogie (sp?). I wasn't sure I would know what it looked like when I saw it...ha...I was wrong. When you see it you will just know. It looks like nothing that has ever come out of your vagina before.

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Grossest thread ever!!!! Haha Smile guess its all good stuff to know, though!

jeepbaby's picture
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Yes, very gross, but I totally feel better now! LOL!

_Jessicah_'s picture
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Yep, it's better to be prepared than to think "Holy S***, what just fell out of my vagina!?!?"