Discharge During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant your body goes through a lot of changes. One change you will notice is vaginal discharge, although there are several different kinds and several different meanings and reasons for this discharge. Ask questions here to find out what to expect with discharge during your pregnancy, if what you are experiencing is normal or abnormal, etc.

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Is discharge in early pregnancy normal?

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Vaginal Discharge A thin, milky, mild-smelling discharge is normal throughout pregnancy. The medical term for this is leukorrhea. It is very similar to the discharge that many women have prior to their menstrual periods. Since it increases until you reach full-term and may become rather heavy, some women are more comfortable wearing panty liners. Do not use tampons, which could introduce unwanted bacterium into the vagina. Aside from being bad for your hygienic standards (and probably your partner's particularly during oral sex), this kind of discharge shouldn't be of any concern. Keep yourself clean, fresh, and dry as this will help you feel better about it. Do not douche, as douching upsets the normal balance of microorganisms and the pH levels in the vagina which can lead to bacterial vaginosis (BV). BV is a serious vaginal infection. Douching can also lead to preterm birth. It could force air into the vagina, which can be dangerous during pregnancy. If your vaginal discharge differs from leukorrhea, you should record it with your doctor. Be sure to note any strange odors, colors, thickness, heaviness, and any other concurrent symptoms you may be experiencing. You also have a mucous plug. The mucous plug is the "cork" of mucus that seals the opening of the uterus and can become dislodged, though generally it dislodges near the end of the pregnancy up to two weeks before actual delivery. The mucous plug is a gelatinous chuck of mucus that is passed through the vagina. You will also want to inform your doctor if and when you have passed your mucous plug. Generally, yes. I am on my third pregnancy, and was always told by my doctor that this was fine. However, if for some reason you belive this to be your "plug" then you should call your doctor. Better safe than sorry, I always say, so I would give him a call. I'm sure chances are, you're fine, especially if you're not bleeding, or cramping. Good luck! I have some too (ew isn't it yucky?) and I read online that it is normal, it is actually the formation of the plug that is causing this!
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Is a yellow discharge after pregnancy normal and when does it stop?

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You will have yellow discharge until your period stops witch is at 45-55 years old, and yes it is normal.
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Is vaginal discharge an early sign of pregnancy?

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implantation bleeding is bright red usually and lasts 1-2 hours and saoks less than 1 pad good luck
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Is a mucus-like discharge normal during pregnancy?

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Of course it is! Discharge is normal for women, especially pregnant women. When you become pregnant, your discharge is increased dramatically. I am currently pregnant and I have to wear panty liners everyday. Nothing to be ashamed or worried about. On the other hand, if the discharge is irritating or foul smelling, then you probably have an infection. Common infections with women during pregnancy are yeast and bacterial. Both can be treated (even though they continue to reoccur) and neither is sexually transmitted. But of course, this is a question you need to discuss with your OB. During pregnancy it is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge. It is called leukorrhea. It is usually white or yellow and fairly thick. Don't worry, it is not an infection. They believe it is caused by the increased blood flow to the skin and muscles around the vagina. You may have to wear sanitary pads if you have a heavy discharge. If the discharge you have is accompanied by a foul smell, or there is irritation or itching around or inside the vagina, then make sure to see you heath care provider. I you with your question! Stacey Yes it's normal. It is probably bits and pieces of your mucus plug coming out. As long as it is not accompanied with cramps, fever or any blood it is normal! Yes, Of Course It Is. As Long As You Don't Get Cramp After It Is Perfectly Normal
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Could you be pregnant if you are 4 days late and have white-clear vaginal discharge?

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That is the exact symptoms I was having. I would feel like I started my period and run and check and it was just a clear discharge. I am also 5 days late on my period. I finally got the nerve to take the test and it was positive. Here is more information from Wiki s contributors: Take a test and find out. Being late is a sign of pregnancy, but I'm not sure about white discharge. Take a home test or go see a doctor. More discharge or if you don't normally have this discharge is due to extra discharge building up inside because of your body plugging up the cervix. It is called the mucus plug. Definitely take a test. I don't think discharge changes when you are pregnant only that you are supposed to experience more, but if you are usually on time and now you are late, test immediately. I had that when I was newly pregnant and it persists until later. Go tot the doctor and have a blood test though because I tested neg on my hpt butI knew something was different. Good luck!
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What does cervical mucus look like in early pregnancy?

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Its either smooth and stretchy/clear or thick and creamy. Neither should smell, itch or hurt.
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Can you still be pregnant if you have no discharge?

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Yes. girls discharge when the eggs not got any sperms that's why when the population of ur eggs is so much then they discharge but in pregnancy i think most of girls discharge and some of not some of little and some of not but that doesn't means u r not discharge for more then 2 month u may be contact with u doctor this is god for u and ur baby....tarzan bhai....
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Is yellow mucus-like discharge when two months pregnant normal or could it be a sign of a miscarriage?

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Answer That is either an infection or somthing reg. If you were to have a miscarriage you would get bad cramps but not often, bleed and you may even see a blood clot with a dark spot in it. Answer I had a yellow mucus-like discharge the day before I started bleeding during my miscarriage. The discharge was the mucus plug being discharged from my cervix. Cervical mucus goes through lots of changes during pregnancy, so it could also be "normal", depending on your particular circumstances. Answer Also check to be sure you dont have a yeast infection. Sometimes the discarge can be a yellow color as well. Answer this might be a fungal infection which happens to most pregnant women. it may also shows signs of sexual transmitted disease, check with doctor what might be the cause I just have been though a miscarriage, it started with yellowy mucus within a couple of days there was a slight pink tinge, this carried on for 10 days then the pink stuff got more pink and blood like - like the beginning of a period, 11 days after all this started i thought i had wind pains and thought nothing of it, the next afternoon was the same, by the next morning they were like small contraction lasting 1-2mins about every5-10mins, i took painkiller and they didn't work, i finally got back to sleep. in the morning i woke up and went to the loo and had funny feeling , like i had to push 'something' out, i then wiped and had a 10cm piece of tissue (that looked like a cross between liver and raw steak) on the toilet tissue! I had no pain what so ever until 2 days before the lining came out of my body! Everyone is different, If you are concerned go to a doctor and asked them to take some blood and measure your hormone level (quantitive test) you'll need a blood test every 2nd day for about a week - if the levels are going up, it a good thing. If on the other hand they are going down or not moving, its a bad thing! BUT PLEASE go and see your Doctor!
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Why white thick liquid discharge durind pregnancy?

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This is very normal during pregnancy, and the discharge will increase as your pregnancy progresses.
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Is it normal to have a pinkish discharge at 10 weeks' pregnant if the doctor says the baby is fine?

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Don't worry unless there is bright red blood. The pinkish version is very common in the first trimester, even cramping. Just in case, though, keep pointing this out to your doctor and don't overexert yourself physically until you have reached the second trimester. If it is just a pink-tinted discharge, it is most likely not a miscarriage, especially if your doctor says everything is fine. Don't stress over it unless you have a sudden and PAINFUL bout of cramping and/or lower back pain and heavy bright red bleeding. The bleeding may be accompanied by clots, small or larger depending on how far along you are. During pregnancy your cervix and vagina are more engorged and filled with blood. If you recently had sex and then had the pink discharge, this is absolutely normal. Any abrasion to the cervix could cause a pink discharge. Just try to take it easy and monitor your stress level and make sure you take your prenatal vitamins. Keep your doctor posted if there are any changes. I can only speak from my experience here. At about 3 months pregnant with my first child I found 3 drops of bright red blood on my panties and I left work immediately and went to the emergency room. There was nothing wrong and now my baby is a healthy 9 year old boy. Always take bleeding seriously in pregnancy but if the doctor says your baby is fine then just have hope and faith he is because stress is an awful thing for mommies-to-be to carry around.
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Is white fluid a pregnancy symptom?

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not necessarily. discharge can be caused by a variety of things. Don't get too stressed out yet. If your period is late simply take a pregnancy test. And unless you are trying to conceive, please use contraceptives in the future -- or abstain.
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Clear vaginal discharge and 4 days late does this mean i am pregnant?

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well from what i hear its 5 days but maybe you are take a test and then you will know
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Is brown discharge a symptom of pregnancy?

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It depends what point you are at in your cycle. If it is around the time your period normally comes, it could be implantation bleeding which means that you could be pregnant. If any other time, it could be an infection. If it continues, you will need to see your OB.
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Does dryness after fertile cervical mucus is a sign of early pregnancy?

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Dryness is not a sign of pregnancy and is normal after ovulation. Typically there is more mucus while pregnant. If you're concerned and have other symptoms take a test.
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Does white vaginal discharge mean pregnancy?

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No. It can be a symptom experienced in pregnancy, but it does not indicate pregnancy. If you are having excessive discharge, call or see a doctor, it could be harmless, or it could be something a bit more serious that can only be taken care of medically.
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Is a brown discharge dangerous when pregnant?

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If it is in the very beginning of your pregnancy it is just 'old' blood that your body expels and is normal. Although if it is oddly thick or has a strong odor I would see your doctor. I would also see your doctor if it is not at the beginning of your pregnancy.
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Is it safe to use a nicotine patch during pregnancy?

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Reseachers have concluded that the patch is safe during pregnancy. A study has found that patches are less dangerous than smoking for a baby's health. I'm not certain if all patches are safe, so I would consult with your doctor on which one is best for you. Stacey I'm was a 2 pack a day smoker. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, about 6 weeks,I went to my doctor. He said that due to my stressful life that if I quit smoking I could put stress on the fetus and end up loosing my baby. He put me on the nicotine patch and told me to stay with that for the rest of my pregnany. Dr. said that "1 chemical- Nicotine, is better than the hundereds of toxic chemicals you get when smoking." I followed the patch instructions and weaned myself from step 1, to 2 then 3. About 2 weeks before I had my child was done w/the patch. He's now a healthy 5 yr old boy and I'm pregnant w/my 2nd child now. Unfortuantely I started smoking again after my 1'st child, so I'm weaning myself again. Hopefully I can stay a non-smoker after I have this child. I just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant and I asked the OB nurse over the phone if I could use a nicotine patch, she checked with the doctor and he said No. I would think that one chemical is better than all the others, but my plan to quit just went up in smoke (so to speak!). I have tried to go cold turkey in the past and failed. But, I did quit for 3 years by using the patch. Anybody have anymore stories or advice? You asked for advice, so I will tell you what helped me. I was about four weeks into my pregnancy with my daughter when I found out I was pregnant. I quit cold turkey, and I did it by photocopying pictures of smokey lungs (and posting them), and writing a letter to my unborn child, telling her how much I love her, and that I loved her enough to do what's best for her. Dealing with the withdrawal was hard the first week, but I scheduled myself to do other things, like cleaning, grocery shopping. Whenever I wanted a cigarette, I changed my activity and did something else to get my mind off of it. Sit down, and make a list of things that you enjoy doing, if possible to distract you. I also found crochet to be very good, because it occupied my hands, and hard candy helped with the oral fixation. I know it's hard, and to reinforce your choice to not smoke, photocopy portions of your baby books, or go onlinne, to get specific pages that tell you why smoking is bad for your baby. Think of all the positives, of never going back, such as being around for your kid's wedding. My father has lung caner, and it isn't pretty. Seize the day and have a positive outlook, and you will do fine. Good luck to you
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Can a milky like discharge and cramping be a sign of pregnancy?

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Milky discharge from your vagina? Probably not, that is usually a sign of ovulation. You should be getting your period soon after. Milky discharge from your breasts, possibly. If you are unsure, go see your doctor or take a home pregnancy test. No. It is possible to be pregnant. Cramping is usually an early sign of implantation and the white milky discharge can also be a sign. I would advise you to take a HPT or go to your doctor to be tested. That's the only way to be sure.
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Could you have implantation cramps one day after sex during ovulation?

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Some women do experience cramps during ovulation. This is most likely what you experienced.
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White discharge a sign of pregnancy?

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All women release white discharge, depending upon where they are in their cycle. As a symptom on its own, this doesn't indicate pregnancy. However, during pregnancy there will be an increase in vaginal discharge.