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thick foamy discharge, could that be my mucus plug?

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im 38 weeks pregnant and 2cm 50% efface and been having contractions off and on. now i just got done have some tlc with my husband and after there was lot of white thick foamy discharge, could that be my mucus plug, i havent had that happen before so just wondering.

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replied July 9th, 2011
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A24883
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Your symptoms could be suggestive of having 'show' (mucus plug) or even rupture of your water bag. Do not ignore your symptoms. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician/midwife at the earliest for thorough evaluation to check for cervical dilation and effacement, rule out rupture of membranes (water bag), rule out possibility of infections, to look at fetal heart rate and wellbeing. Be in rest and regular monitoring. You can also consider visiting the ER if you suspect rupture of membranes.
Take care.
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