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January 23rd, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Over the last 8 weeks or so, I've passed multiple large globs of mucus, including one just now as I used the bathroom. None have had any blood at all. My cervix is soft but not dilated as of my last appointment 9 days ago. I'd like to know if any of those big globs was my mucus plug or just large globs of discharge. Has anyone else had this? I have an appointment today, but when I asked my OB about this last time, he just said "it's unlikely to be your mucus plug since you're not dilated any so it's likely only discharge". That still doesn't explain why I pass an increase in that stuff. Will the mucus plug always have a bit of blood in it? Is that how you can tell if it's the plug or just discharge? I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but it would be cool if it was. I had the same thing happen at the end of my pregnancy with DD.
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January 23rd, 2014, 01:18 PM
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I have no idea. I've had alot of discharge lately also. Mainly in the morning and in the evening with not alot during the day. I've wondered if it was part of my mucus plug. Doesn't the loss of your mucus plug lead to dialation so you could potentially lose it and then start dialation or so that is what I would think.

I've never experienced the bloody show that they say comes with the loss of your mucus plug so I don't know if it has to have blood with it or not.

Sorry I'm not alot of help. but I'm curious what others have to say.
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January 23rd, 2014, 03:26 PM
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I'm no help! I have a lot of discharge but I don't know if it is normal pregnancy discharge or if its part of my mucus plug.
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January 23rd, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Hmmmm, sounds to me that it's just an increase in discharge. Your lady parts are making sure to keep clean. You are only one day ahead of me, BTW! I have a whole bunch of nothing going on.
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January 23rd, 2014, 07:45 PM
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I posted about mine too, because I am having a whacky amount of discharge, even on top of the "pregnancy" amount, but no chunks or blood, so who knows! It could be our plugs, or it could be a whole lot of nothing! I am only about 1 cm dilated..so I have no clue. I am waiting for something more to happen, but I am definitely noticing a larger increase in the discharge just within the last week. I guess we will both know soon, lol.
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