A TMI question

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harmonybear's picture
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A TMI question

Okay, like the title says, this is TMI. Be forewarned.

Anyway, tonight I noticed a small (quarter-sized?) brownish-red tinge on my panty liner. It looked old, and mostly like spotting you would get at the very tail end of AF. Surrounding the brown spot it was very yellow. DH said it looked "like snot".

I've done nothing to aggravate my cervix, either today or yesterday, and it's not from anything like a cervical check because I haven't had one. I have been rather active the last two days. This isn't bloody show, is it? Do these things start earlier with subsequent pregnancies? I know you can dilate earlier, and the cervix dilating is what leads to bloody show, right? And if it is bloody show, do you call your doctor about it? I can't remember what you're supposed to do, especially since I didn't have anything like this until I was about 5-6 cm with DD.

alwayssmile's picture
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Yeah, it could be. The mucus plug can fall out piece by piece. It can even regenerate. I wouldn't do more than bring it up at your next appt unless you have more spotting with contractions or something. I lost pieces of mine for 3 weeks before my 41 week induction with DS. That small of an amount is definitely not your whole mucus plug if it's the first and only time you've noticed it. I felt like mine was endless!

Kier's picture
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Sounds like what happened with me when I had DS2... I just posted about it on B's post Smile It can happen weeks, to hrs, before labor starts. Are you contracting at all? having more pressure? I would monitor that it doesnt turn period like (as far as the bleeding) but I'm guessing that it just means that things are changing. KUP, woo hoo!!! we are all getting so close, I have a feeling we are going to start seeing all sorts of new LO's popping out soon Wink

harmonybear's picture
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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Yeah, it could be. The mucus plug can fall out piece by piece. It can even regenerate. I wouldn't do more than bring it up at your next appt unless you have more spotting with contractions or something. I lost pieces of mine for 3 weeks before my 41 week induction with DS. That small of an amount is definitely not your whole mucus plug if it's the first and only time you've noticed it. I felt like mine was endless!

No, I don't think it was a full mucus plug. I've had a lot of discharge for a while, but I think it was all the normal stuff. Wink

"Kier" wrote:

Sounds like what happened with me when I had DS2... I just posted about it on B's post Smile It can happen weeks, to hrs, before labor starts. Are you contracting at all? having more pressure? I would monitor that it doesnt turn period like (as far as the bleeding) but I'm guessing that it just means that things are changing. KUP, woo hoo!!! we are all getting so close, I have a feeling we are going to start seeing all sorts of new LO's popping out soon Wink

I'm definitely having pressure, but no contractions. He's super active tonight. My best guess is either that he's moved lower and the pressure broke a tiny blood vessel in my cervix, or else I'm just barely beginning to dilate or efface. And I know that could mean I'm walking around fingertip dilated or a couple centimeters for a few more weeks, so I'm not calling the babysitter yet. Wink But it does sort of reaffirm the thought I've had this whole pregnancy that he would come just slightly earlier than his sister did. (Now watch him be stubborn and hold off until I have to be induced! :lol:)

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I was gonna say maybe part of the plug!
TMI TMI TMI
I've noticed I've had "cramps" the last couple of weeks- and I've been losing my plug this week- with DS it was brown/red tinged and came out in a peice i noticed in the toilet (TMI) this has been just like... TONS of thick mucus (really stretchy) but more yellowy-snot like tinted. I kinda wish it would be bloodyish looking- I might feel like more progress. But I havent had any "real" contrax yet and I'm only 2 cm dialated.