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33 wks mucus plug back ache

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ElleyBear13 Sun 12-Jul-15 10:07:56

Heyoo mnetters wondering if anyone can shed any light or reassure me! (I went into hospital last week to be monitored little one decided to stop moving and i had the hicks every 20 mins or so! So feel abit silly to phone again) yesterday i had a heavy feeling all day complete with awful lower back ache last night and tightings (not regular), i woke up this morning feeling a little better but im pretty sure i lost mucus plug (big glob of snotty stretchy yellow/pinkish discharge?) is this normal for 33 weeks and my body is just getting ready for the impending delivery? Or is it something i should be concerned over?

ElleyBear13 Sun 12-Jul-15 10:09:45

Ohh need to add (tmi!) for the past few days stools have been loser, with a slight crampy feeling in my lower belly and i feel nauseous to boot. Dont know whether its just the warm weather!

girliefriend Sun 12-Jul-15 10:12:45

I would ring the labour ward tbh, i think you need to be checked over again - sorry!!

Lweji Sun 12-Jul-15 10:13:27

I'd check with the midwife, actually or the labour ward to be on the safe side.

Straightjacketneeded Sun 12-Jul-15 10:13:30

I would give your midwife a quick call and tell her your symptoms just to put your mind at ease

ElleyBear13 Sun 12-Jul-15 10:17:00

Ok thank you i just felt a tad silly phoning again as it was last sunday evening i went in to be checked (little one hadnt moved from 12 midday went in at 7pm ) ill give her a phone now thank you!

ElleyBear13 Sun 12-Jul-15 10:28:30

Been told to take paracetamol and see if that eases it? If not to phone back...thanks for your help mnetters!

bluewisteria Sun 12-Jul-15 17:34:46

How are you, OP?

ElleyBear13 Thu 16-Jul-15 23:11:56

Hello all just thought I'd update! The tightness didn't go away, in fact it got worse today (took my breathe away, even 4 minutes 40 seconds long) and today I went in to be hooked up to the machines, ctg measured contractions but cervix is still closed. I did trickle some clear fluid and mw/doc cant say for sure if it was my waters however its most likely not.

Anyway I've been diagnosed with irritable uterus so not sure what the next steps are (currently reading through google). So we shall see...i have a feeling (probably wrong..) that baby may come earlier than expected but thats just my thoughts. smile

Lweji Thu 16-Jul-15 23:18:56

Keep your legs crossed and rest. smile

ElleyBear13 Fri 17-Jul-15 09:05:31

Thank you! I've woke up this morning to brown discharge/leaking (im presuming old blood?) and period cramps, im going to put a pad on and see if it eases within the next half hour. I feel like a hypochondriac if i phone the hospital again!!

Hophop987 Fri 17-Jul-15 09:26:27

Since you are not full term I would call hospital again! If it's your waters leaking they might need to give you drugs to stop labour. Definitely don't feel bad about calling as that's what they are there for.

AllThatGlistens Fri 17-Jul-15 09:31:38

You definitely need to call the hospital again, not to alarm you at all (I've had 3 early babies myself).

Don't put it off, call them and keep them updated, they may want you monitored.

Cyrli Fri 17-Jul-15 09:35:28

Please phone the hospital and insist on going in again. Leaking fluid at 33 weeks should be checked out.

Lweji Fri 17-Jul-15 09:42:25

Actually, I think I'd go and check it out properly. Over the phone they are more likely to be dismissive.

NeuroticFox1 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:01:32

Hope you got checked out and are OK let us know how you get on x

LashesandLipstick Sat 18-Jul-15 14:44:22

Ring in. This happened to me at 32, turns out I am having contractions but they're irregular and mild. So I'm on regular monitoring and have to go in every couple of days, which is reassuring. I was consultant care anyway but if you're not they might do that. I'm 34 weeks and they haven't got more regular yet, slightly more painful but nothing awful.

I also felt silly because I'd been in twice before with false alarms but the midwives said I was in no way silly and should come back anytime I feel something isn't right.

I had fluid leaking but it was just discharge, definitely get it checked!

ElleyBear13 Sun 19-Jul-15 20:09:27

hello ladies, thank you so so much for your kind words of concern and reassurance! Sorry for the late update (i dont have 3g!) I was kept in overnight and came out yesterday. They still think its irritable uterus (well its debatable some midwives/docs think its braxton hicks), however I'm still getting contractions every 3-4 minutes lasting from 10-40 seconds, I've been on the monitors seven or eight times now with no change, and had four internal examinations cervix is still closed. Baby is engaged though, and is head down. The first examination I squirted fluid onto the midwife blush but she did another dip test and its not my waters. However I'm still having very watery discharge as well as the thick brown discharge.

As my contractions haven't eased or changed they did want me to stay in hospital but I'm at home under strict instructions to have someone with me at all times and go straight back if any changes and to rest. The contracts do ease (pain wise) when I sit and not do anything and they flare up (ie very tight!) when i walk/hoover/any physical activity.

sad so not really sure whats going on tbh, baby is still kicking and is active but now the midwives are unsure whether its irritable uterus or braxton hicks. So I'm just going to sit and see. sad

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