question about the mucus plug?

ok this may sound gross and I know what the plug is (losing it is how i knew i was in labor with my first child)

i'm now 23 weeks pg with my 4th and a few weeks ago the morning after sex when i wiped i had a large globby clear thing come out.

could it have been congealed sexual secreations or was it my plug? i hope it wasnt my plug as im no where near due yet.

(i havent had it before or since and ive had little to no bleeding)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it could have been either one. losing your mucous plug doesnt mean that you're waters will leak. your waters leak when the amniotic sac braks, the plug just protects the opening of ther cervix. typically, women lost the plug 6-8 weeks before they ever go into labor, but thats not all the time. you can lose it before then, or you may not even notice losing it at all. i'm 5 days overdue now, and i lost my plug back when i was only 28 weeks. i had been in the hospital for a kidney stone, and lost my plug. my ob confirmed that that was what it was. losing it early is nothing to worry about. it doesnt mean you'll go into labor preterm or anything. just keep an eye and things and let your dr know. i'm sure everything will be just fine. good luck and congrats!

  • 1 decade ago

    Without a doubt, have your OBGYN check your cervix next visit.

    It may have been a piece of your plug, but keep i mind; the mucous plug continually regenerates. The vagina can actually "hang on" to sperm for more than 24 hours. It has to do with whether your uterus is tilted, or simply- how YOU as an individual are "constructed" internally. Some women have more or less space around the cervix...If you are nowhere near, don't worry about it. Makes sure to tell your dc, and just ask them to check for dilation to be safe.

    Good luck! You'll be 'ight! I am a mommy of four also!

    God BLESS YOU and your unborn gift from GOD! <><

  • 1 decade ago

    From what it sounds like it probably was secretions from sex as well as from your own discharge. They say it is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge during pregnancy.

    If it was your mucus plug they say that it doesnt mean you will be going into labor soon so I wouldn'y worry if I was you. Ask your OB @ your next visit if it makes you feel better. Good luck to you

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Large globs or stringy globs can occur. Imagine them as large as a plate of spaghetti! Change your underwear often. The mucus plug is tacky.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I doubt it was your plug. It sounds like something from the night before.

  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely not your mucous plug. Probably from all the hormone changing going on.

  • 1 decade ago

    It could be your plug, or it could just be your own discharge. Either way I'd call your OBGYN ASAP to see if they want to see you. You don't want to wait and have it be something more serious than you think it is. Better to be safe than sorry.

  • 1 decade ago

    nope, not your mucus plug! You will know when that comes out!

  • 1 decade ago

    When the plug comes out your amniotic fluid starts leaking out.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Even if it is your plug don't worry it will regenerate.

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