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Should I be concerned? Possible Mucus Plug at 32 1/2 weeks.

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It's probably a little TMI but is it possible to lose your mucus plug at 32 weeks. I just went to the bathroom and noticed a mucus looking thing after I wiped. It was yellow and brownish. I'm not really sure what it was, Could it be my mucus plug? If so is it normal to start passing it so early?

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I posted a question on here yesterday about the mucus plug myself.. I am not sure exactly what to exppect with it. I do know that you will pass much more discharge and stuff as you get twords the end of the pregnancy. Was it only there the once when you wiped then? I was concerned about it because everytime I wiped there was like stringy and balls of mucus but it was yellow and/or white.... Just hoping that it helps you a little that our dr said that there would be much more disacharge and then the mucus plug.. good luck and I do know that even if it is the plug then that doesnt mean that labor is going to start right away either..
It was just that once. I'll ask my doctor about it since I have an appt tomorrow anyways. I just don't want to stress over something that isn't a big deal right now.
I found this info for you....Some women describe the mucous plug as looking more like the mucous in your nose. It may look like a thick glob of stringy mucous, thicker than what you would see with normal vaginal secretions. If you are close to going into labor you may see pink, brown, or red blood around the edges of the mucous plug. This is called the “bloody show”.When do you lose your mucous plug? Some women will lose their mucous plug or part of their mucous plug weeks before they go into labor.Losing your mucous plug does not always mean labor will begin shortly. Keep in mind that even if a woman has begun to dilate, it may be weeks before she actually goes into labor. As your body prepares for labor your cervix will begin to dilate and thin. As your cervix opens up, your mucous plug may fall out. Losing your mucous plug is a good sign that labor is on its way. Though, it could be days or even weeks after you lose your mucous plug before labor actually starts. Many women do not lose their mucous plug at one time; instead, they lose it more gradually. They may notice an increase in vaginal secretions weeks before they go into labor.The website said if you are before 36 weeks and you think you've lost your mucous plug to call your doctor immediately as this plug helps keep out the bacteria. Once you do loose your mucous plug, no matter how many weeks you are, you can no longer take a bath because you can allow bacteria to get in with the baby.
Thanks for the info. I called my doctor and spoke to the nurse and she said if it got worse to go to the ER but not to think anything of it since I have an appointment first thing tomorrow morning. Idk I am still kinda iffy but we'll find out in the morning. I was also having severe rib pain. She said that could be a gall bladder issue. Hopefully they can give me an answer in the morning.

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