I want to know if it's my mucus plug,it's thick and white with no odor,it looks similar to a yeast infection but it's not that. I make 38 weeks in two days and this my 3rd baby in 10 years. So yes I'm starting over again. Plus I been having mild contraction pains not hard ones everyday for the pass week. 5 minutes apart,they last about a minute, and it last about 3 to 4 hours until I fall asleep. Please someone help me out with this questions.
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replied December 2nd, 2017
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Since you are at 38 weeks, yes, it could be mucus plug. Also because you are having contractions, please consult your Obs and Gyn immediately.

It can be false labor pains too. Ok you can do a simple test and see. Walk around or change position and see if the contractions stop or slow down. If they do it is a false alarm. Also such false contractions are felt only in lower abdomen and pelvis and not in the back. Their force and frequency does not increase with time. Such contractions are also called Braxton Hick’s contractions. If the pains do not fit the above criteria, please consult an obstetrician immediately. Since I cannot examine you I cannot confirm anything for sure, please be in touch with your obstetrician immediately.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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