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Clear watery discharge early pregnancy
What early pregnancy discharge looks like and how to recognize it
Vaginal discharge can tell a person a lot about their health. An increase in vaginal discharge may even be a sign of pregnancy.
Anyone with a vagina can experience discharge from this part of the body.
Vaginal discharge is normal, and it can tell a person a lot about their body, including whether they have an infection, where they are in their menstrual cycle, and even their level of hydration.
A change in the amount of vaginal discharge can also sometimes indicate pregnancy.
In this article, we look at how to identify the vaginal discharge typical in early pregnancy. We also discuss other symptoms of early pregnancy, other factors that can affect discharge, and when to see a doctor.
Vaginal discharge is the normal substance that comes out of a person’s vagina. It is an umbrella term that encompasses any fluid — other than menstrual blood or urine — that the vagina secretes, both healthy and unhealthy.
Cervical mucus refers specifically to the substance that the cervix releases.
Hormones make a person’s cervix produce mucus. Shifts in a person’s hormone levels can occur during certain phases of the menstrual cycle or pregnancy. These can change the color, texture, and amount of discharge.
Healthy vaginal discharge is usually thin and clear or milky white with only a mild, inoffensive odor.
Unhealthy discharge can:
be foul smelling
be green or yellow
accompany itchiness around the vagina
accompany pain during urination
A person should see a doctor if they experience unhealthy discharge because it can signal an infection.
Early in a pregnancy, a person might experience a slight increase in vaginal discharge. Pregnancy causes higher levels of estrogen, leading the body to produce more discharge and increase the blood flow to the uterus and vagina.
Increased discharge also helps protect the fetus by preventing external infections from traveling up from the vagina to the uterus.
As pregnancy continues, a person will continue to experience more discharge up until delivery.
What does it look like?
Healthy vaginal discharge during pregnancy is called leukorrhea. It is similar to everyday discharge, meaning that it is thin, clear or milky white, and smells only mildly or not at all.
However, pregnancy can cause the amount of discharge to increase.
Infections, including yeast infections or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect vaginal discharge, so it is important to monitor discharge as a health indicator.
Below are a few examples of unhealthy discharge and the diseases or infections that they may indicate.
Thick and chunky, similar to cottage cheese
Candidiasis, or thrush, which is a yeast infection common during pregnancy
Green or yellow and possibly frothy
Increased discharge with pelvic pain or bleeding
Chlamydia or gonorrhea
Increased discharge from blisters or sores
Many signs — some subtle and some less so — can indicate pregnancy in the early stages.
A person’s period halting is the clearest indicator that they may be pregnant. However, menstruation can vary due to many other factors, including stress, birth control, and weight loss.
Learn about other possible causes of missing a period.
These other signs and symptoms can help identify pregnancy:
tender and swollen breasts
cravings or distaste for certain foods
increase in fatigue
unexplained weight gain or loss
If a person had sex without effective birth control or barrier methods and is experiencing these symptoms or thinks that they might be pregnant, they should consider getting a pregnancy test.
There are two ways to test for pregnancy: urine testing and blood testing.
A person can test their urine at home or seek a doctor’s help. They should be able to buy a home pregnancy test relatively cheaply from a local pharmacy.
To do the urine test, a person catches their urine midstream on the test stick, which will check for the presence of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine. This hormone is elevated during pregnancy.
A home pregnancy test will give a “yes” or “no” result, depending on the presence of hCG.
A urine test at a doctor’s office uses the same process, but instead of catching the pee on a testing stick midstream, a person will pee in a cup for a lab to analyze.
Home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate if a person uses them correctly.
Blood pregnancy tests are much more accurate and can tell a person more about their hCG level. This test will reveal to a person the exact amount of hCG in their blood. A blood test can also detect pregnancy earlier than a urine test.
However, a doctor must perform a blood pregnancy test.
A person should see a doctor if they are experiencing signs and symptoms of pregnancy. A person can take their own home pregnancy test, but it is still wise to follow up with a doctor, no matter the result.
Regardless of pregnancy concerns, if a person notices a change in their vaginal discharge, they should speak with a doctor, who can help diagnose the issue and prescribe any necessary treatment. Seeking advice is particularly important if changes in vaginal discharge accompany pain or itchiness.
A change in the amount of vaginal discharge can be a sign of early pregnancy.
However, other changes in the color or texture of vaginal discharge are more likely due to an infection, and a person should seek help from a healthcare provider to treat them.
Is Clear Watery Discharge A Sign of Pregnancy? (It Can Be)
Have you noticed that you have a watery discharge while trying to conceive or early on in pregnancy? You might wonder if this is a good sign or a bad one.
Every little sign can be nerve-wracking at the start of pregnancy, especially if you are a first-time parent. And as not every pregnancy is the same, you might find yourself dealing with things your friends didn’t experience, and that might make you nervous.
To help you understand why you may be having a watery discharge in early pregnancy, we’ll look at what it means, discuss other signs to watch for, and let you know when you should consider seeing a doctor about it.
Table of Contents
Is Watery Discharge An Early Pregnancy Symptom?
What Other Signs Do I Need To Look For?
What Is Normal in Early Pregnancy Discharge?
When Should I Get A Doctor Involved?
Is Watery Discharge An Early Pregnancy Symptom?
The short answer is: It can be.
Vaginal discharge is a perfectly normal part of having a vagina. Most girls begin to experience this a few years before puberty begins, and it only ends after menopause is complete. During this time, we all experience many changes in how our discharge looks.
During pregnancy, the cervix and vaginal walls soften and discharge increases. This might not make a lot of sense on the surface, but this discharge has an essential job. It is our vagina’s self-cleaning mechanism, and the amount of discharge increases when we are pregnant to keep bacteria and viruses out.
This increase happens because, at first, the cervix is not fully plugged with a mucus plug, so there is a risk of an infection traveling into the uterus, affecting the womb, placenta, or even the baby.
For example, think about how when you ovulate, vaginal discharge increases. This is due to an increase in hormone levels and blood flow. The same process happens even more frequently during pregnancy.
What Will It Look Like
Discharge during early pregnancy can be watery, clear, white, or just plain thin. There is no specific way it needs to look, and it could be different from pregnancy to pregnancy.
For example, if you already have a minor infection or are eating better during your pregnancy, you might find you have a more watery discharge than last time.
As your pregnancy progresses, the discharge will change too, and near the end, it might become so abundant and watery that you confuse it with urine. This is all perfectly normal.
On the other hand, watery discharge doesn’t automatically mean you’re pregnant. Many more things could lead to an increase in discharge or make it more transparent or watery.
Check It Out
Don’t rely on just one symptom. And when you are in doubt, go to your doctor to confirm pregnancy (1).
What Other Signs Do I Need To Look For?
There are many other signs of pregnancy to look out for. If you only have a watery discharge, it may not mean anything, but if you have any other symptoms, you could be onto something.
A missed period: The earliest sign of pregnancy for most of us is a missed period. However, if your cycles are irregular or quite prolonged, you might experience other symptoms before you even notice your period is late.
Slight spotting: A few drops of blood is typical in the first 4 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, as the fetus implants itself in your womb and the mucus plug finishes sealing up the cervix. Watch for heavy or continuous bleeding, as this may either be a period or a problem.
Nausea: For some women, the very first sign of pregnancy is nausea. Waking up feeling sick, feeling nauseous all day, or getting car sick for the first time in years could mean you’re pregnant.
Breast tenderness: Many women experience slight breast tenderness early in pregnancy. However, some of us get tenderness during our periods too, so it’s not a sure sign.
Exhaustion and fatigue: Feeling suddenly drained for no apparent reason? Growing a baby takes a lot of energy, even when the baby is smaller than a grain of rice. So you might feel tired, even after a great night’s sleep or a weekend resting.
Peeing frequently: This is another one of the earliest signs, and for some women it may be the first. If you feel the need to go to the toilet more often than usual, or if you wake in the night to pee, you might be pregnant.
Food aversions: Pregnancy cravings don’t tend to start until the second trimester, but their wicked stepsister, aversions, can happen from the first few days after conception. If certain smells or tastes have you heaving, you could be pregnant.
A positive pregnancy test: If you have two or more of the above symptoms, then you might want to take a pregnancy test. If it comes back positive, you are almost certainly pregnant. If it comes back negative but your symptoms continue, test again in another week or two (2).
Other minor signs can include frequent urination, constipation, headaches, changes in mood, and feeling dizzy or faint.
Could It Be Anything Else?
So if you have watery discharge but you’re not showing any other signs of pregnancy, what else could it be?
There are actually a few possibilities. If your discharge is still healthy — clear or white, not lumpy or foul-smelling — then it could be any of the following:
Birth control: The pill increases the amount of estrogen in your body, and the more estrogen you have, the more natural discharge you will produce.
A natural hormonal change: If you are still going through puberty, younger than 25, pre-menopausal, or over 45, you could be going through one of the many natural hormonal changes women experience.
A dietary change: Some foods, such as soy, can increase the estrogen in our bodies, so a big dietary change could increase vaginal discharge.
Ovulation: When we ovulate, our discharge will tend to be clearer and stringier, like egg whites. If you are used to thicker discharge this might be a big change for you, but it is natural.
Arousal: When we are very aroused, we will produce more discharge. It may be stringy, like when we ovulate, or watery. It will smell stronger than usual discharge, but as long as it is clear or white and doesn’t have lumps, it’s fine.
Menstrual cycle: An increase in discharge can also occur right before and right after your menstrual cycle.
If your discharge is accompanied by other troubling signs, such as pain, itching, a strong odor, lumps like cottage cheese, or is a yellow, gray, brown, or green color, then you probably have an infection:
Bacterial vaginosis (BV): A bacterial infection in the vaginal walls that involves a yellow, gray, or greenish discharge which smells fish-like. BV usually tends to be more common in pregnant women.
Candida albicans: A yeast infection in the vaginal walls that makes your discharge appear lumpy and smell sour. The texture will resemble cottage cheese and may look yellow.
Chlamydia: Yellow or green discharge could signal a chlamydia infection.
Gonorrhea: Creamy, watery, or green discharge can be a sign of gonorrhea.
Another sexually transmitted infection (STI): We all react differently to STIs, so if your discharge isn’t normal for you and an STI is a possibility, visit your doctor to get tested.
Interrupted period: If you have clumpy and brown discharge accompanied by cramping, this could be an interrupted period. The brown, smelly discharge is our body getting rid of the old blood. Normal bleeding should begin soon after (3).
Avoid douching or using wipes that contain alcohol or perfume to clean your vaginal area. This can kill the healthy bacteria that protect you from an infection.
What Is Normal in Early Pregnancy Discharge?
If you are sure you are pregnant, then you probably want to know if your discharge is normal. Watery discharge, especially with a few specks of blood, is perfectly normal for the first 4 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
In fact, you might experience watery discharge your whole pregnancy, with a spot of blood a couple of times a week. It is very normal. It is also normal for it to literally gush out suddenly, even if it feels gross.
It can be anywhere from clear to white, and from almost-liquid to egg white consistency. For those first few weeks, it may be a tiny bit brown or pink from spotting.
It Can Evolve
Its consistency may also change as your pregnancy progresses or from morning to night. As long as it’s a healthy discharge, no type is “more normal” than any other.
It also might not even be at its worst yet, I’m sorry to say. Some women find that their watery discharge reduces during their second trimester and comes back during the third.
Other women find it just gets heavier and heavier as time goes on. There is no magical formula for how it should be (4).
When Should I Get A Doctor Involved?
Naturally, there are many situations when your discharge might not be normal. So when do we need to see a medical professional about watery discharge during pregnancy?
Better Safe Than Sorry
If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, you may want to talk to a doctor — especially if you are pregnant:
Strongly-colored discharge: Normal vaginal discharge is clear or white, and off-white is completely normal too. But if you find it is a bolder tone of yellow, green, brown, grey, pink, or red, then you might have a serious problem that needs checking.
Strong-smelling discharge: Vaginal discharge naturally has a slight sea-salt or sour smell to it. This is normal because it needs to be acidic to help fight infections. But if the smell is strong and fishy or smells rotten or like sulfur, you should see a doctor in case of an infection. Douching is never recommended to treat vaginal odors, but when you are pregnant, it can be especially dangerous. Talk to your doctor if the odor is too unpleasant for you.
Itching, soreness: Itching and soreness are a sure sign of a fungal or bacterial infection. Because some infections can affect your baby and not all remedies work for all infections or are safe during pregnancy, you need to see a doctor if you think you have an infection.
A popping sensation and/or a gush of water: When your water breaks, you will feel a popping sensation and the water rushing out. If this happens at or after 37 weeks, you need to contact your medical team as it means you are entering labor. If it happens before 37 weeks, you need to go to the hospital as this is not normal.
Heavy bleeding: Heavy bleeding, especially sudden bleeding when you suspect or know you are pregnant, can be a sign of a miscarriage or another serious problem. A few blood spots at first are no problem, but if you have a heavy bleed like a period but believe you are pregnant, you need to get to an emergency room as soon as possible.
Persistent bleeding: If you have minor bleeding that looks like spotting but doesn’t go away, you might be having problems with your placenta, or you may be experiencing a miscarriage. If you are having cramping and pain and your bleeding goes on for a day or more along with brown or red stringy clots, you may be having a miscarriage. If you suspect a miscarriage at all, you need to get to the emergency room as soon as possible.
If you have pregnancy symptoms but are having minor and persistent bleeding accompanied by ongoing severe pain on one side — you could be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. This is a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb and can be a life-threatening condition if not treated immediately (5).
Do not wait if you have any of these worrying signs as infection can easily spread to other organs and your baby. If an infection stays untreated, it can even spread to the blood and cause sepsis — a dangerous, life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment.
Dr. Njoud Jweihan, MD
My Discharge Is Unpleasant, What Can I Do?
However reassuring it is to know that it’s normal during early pregnancy, you might still feel a bit gross when your panties feel cold and damp because of watery discharge. Besides that, the dampness can also invite bacteria and yeasts to breed, causing real problems for you.
So what do we do when we have watery discharge in early pregnancy?
Use breathable pads to absorb the excess. This will keep your underwear dry.
Wear breathable 100% cotton underwear, and change your underwear often. Carry a spare pair or two for bad days.
Shower often, and use fragrance- and alcohol-free wipes to reduce bacteria.
Boost your immune system to protect against infections. Your prenatal vitamins should have you mostly covered there.
When using the restroom, always wipe from front to back. Doing otherwise can spread bacteria in the rectal area and increase the chance of infection.
Whether you are pregnant or not, a clear or whitish watery discharge is very rarely a sign of any significant health concern. If you are not sure whether you are pregnant, it might be your first pregnancy sign.
But if you see anything particularly weird, make sure to talk to your doctor to rule out the risk of an infection or a serious medical condition.
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Pregnancy is an interesting and at the same time a difficult period in a woman's life. It is necessary to pay attention to the slightest changes in the body, carefully monitor your health. When any deviations appear, a lot of questions are immediately born. This also applies to discharge: they are of different types, and there are many reasons. What do clear discharge during pregnancy mean and can they indicate the presence of any disease? We deal with the gynecologist.
The characteristics of transparent discharge during pregnancy
Colorless, slightly yellow or white shade
without a pungent odor
are thick, jelly -shaped and non -chip
Slimy, not too thick
Should not cause discomfort, burning, itching, pain
Most often, profuse discharge appears in the second trimester of pregnancy, their color and consistency may change. All this is due to hormonal changes in the body of a woman. The amount of discharge increases due to the growth of the uterus and increased blood flow. If this does not cause discomfort, there is most likely no cause for alarm. But it will not be superfluous to ask the doctor about this at the next appointment.
This consistency may indicate fungal growth. In a pregnant woman with cheesy discharge, candidiasis is most often found (1). In addition to a change in consistency, unpleasant symptoms appear: burning, itching, less often redness.
If you find curdled discharge, you should seek help from a specialist. Since there is a risk of infection of the child at the stage of fetal formation.
Such discharge is considered normal during pregnancy, if it is not too thick, not too much, does not cause burning and itching. Mucus appears due to an excess of the hormone estrogen. The discharge may be pale pink or milky in color. A pregnant woman develops a mucous plug that protects the uterus (respectively, the fetus) from infection. After 3 months of pregnancy, the discharge ceases to be mucous and does not contain clots.
Most often white in color, they are considered normal during pregnancy at any stage. But if such discharge is accompanied by a pungent odor, pain and itching, then this may indicate an infectious disease. The inflammatory process begins imperceptibly, while it can lead to serious consequences.
Heavy liquid discharge late in pregnancy may indicate amniotic fluid leakage. In this case, the immediate help of a specialist is required.
Why there is a clear discharge during early pregnancy
The color of vaginal discharge in the first trimester can vary from clear to yellowish white. The consistency also changes: they are thick, more liquid or plentiful. Transparent discharge is not a deviation from the norm. But only if there are no other symptoms: changes in color, smell. Also, there should be no blood clots in the discharge.
— One must be prepared for the fact that during pregnancy the vaginal discharge will intensify - this is the result of a change in the hormonal background. If the discharge is transparent, not abundant, does not cause discomfort, itching is the norm, - adds gynecologist, candidate of medical sciences Yuliya Shishkina . - There is no need to contact an obstetrician-gynecologist. Just pay attention to intimate hygiene, use pharmacy products to wash, change your underwear more often. Give preference to good cotton linen of the correct form. But daily pads should not be used - they give a "greenhouse effect", which disrupts the oxygen exchange in the vagina and, conversely, can aggravate the discharge.
Clear discharge in the first trimester is more often accompanied by mucus. This is normal, because changes begin in a woman's body: in many respects they relate to the hormonal system. Mucous transparent discharge appears due to the formation of a cork that protects the embryo from infections.
It is important that there are not too many such discharges. If they are plentiful, you should consult a doctor.
What causes clear discharge during late pregnancy
In the second and third trimester, clear discharge is also a variant of the norm. However, in the later stages, abundant clear discharge can be easily confused with leakage of amniotic fluid.
A clear, odorless, mucus-free discharge is considered normal in the second trimester of pregnancy. It is necessary to ensure that there are no inclusions, blood clots and a sharp change in color.
In the third trimester, clear discharge may indicate leakage of amniotic fluid and that the baby is pressed against the cervix (2). If they are accompanied by burning and itching, often redness, then a pregnant woman may have inflammation or infection. It is better to immediately seek help from a gynecologist.
From 22 weeks until the end of pregnancy, the frequency of Candida fungi also increases. This is due to changes in the hormonal background of a pregnant woman (3). It is especially important to pay attention when examining the presence of candidiasis: it can be treated even in the later stages.
How to deal with clear discharge during pregnancy at home
If there is heavy discharge, do not use panty liners, they can irritate the skin and create even more discomfort. At home, you only need to follow the basic rules of intimate hygiene.
If you experience discomfort, then you need to go to the doctor, who is likely to prescribe the necessary tests.
Popular questions and answers
Popular questions about transparent discharge at different stages of pregnancy are answered by a gynecologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences Yulia Shishkina.
What should you not do if you notice clear discharge during pregnancy?
Definitely don't panic. If you are in early pregnancy, then slight clear discharge is associated with hormonal changes that occur in your body. At a later date - the second, third trimester - according to the abundant incessant transparent discharge, leakage of amniotic fluid can be suspected. In this case, again, do not panic and immediately turn to an obstetrician-gynecologist. The doctor will use a special test to determine whether it is really amniotic fluid or not.
Should you see a doctor if you have clear discharge?
It is worth consulting a doctor if there is too much discharge, it causes itching, burning, there is an unpleasant smell, the color is rather yellow, green, white. This is a possible symptom of a vaginal infection, which can be dangerous for the unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor. The obstetrician-gynecologist will treat this infection in accordance with the recommendations for the timing of pregnancy. And, as I said above, abundant discharge can be associated with leakage of amniotic fluid - also a reason for a mandatory trip to a specialist.
Can clear discharge indicate the presence of any disease?
If the patient has been examined, we have ruled out the risk of infections or potential infection from a sexual partner, she has no complaints of discomfort due to discharge, they are not heavy - there is no need to worry about any disease.
If any of these points is in doubt, consult a doctor at least as a preventive measure.
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In the absence of menstruation, girls usually suspect that conception has occurred. However, during pregnancy, the female body may continue to secrete a secret of a different color and character. We recommend that you keep a close eye on everything that happens so as not to miss the development of adverse events. We will talk about how to recognize problem situations during pregnancy in the article.
What secretions can occur during conception
Many women note that immediately after the delay and in the later stages, the nature of the secretion changes. She can be:
With or without fragrance.
Depending on the color - transparent, white, cream, yellow, greenish, bloody.
By consistency - thick, liquid, cheesy.
As a symptom for assessing the state of health - threatening, safe.
During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary, its membrane is deflated, a small amount of fluid is released - so it becomes ready for fertilization. At this time, the thick mucus that fills the cervical canal of the cervix becomes less viscous. This makes it easier for the spermatozoa to penetrate and move further into the tubes for fertilization. At this time, you may notice an abundance of clear mucous secretions.
After the fusion of the egg with the spermatozoon, movement into the uterus begins, which should end with implantation in the inner layer. During penetration, its slight detachment may occur - this causes damage to the blood vessels that abundantly penetrate the muscular layer of the uterus. You may see light brown discharge, which is common during pregnancy. The color is due to the fact that the blood has time to clot.
Sometimes the discharge is brightly colored and some women mistake it for a period that has started too early. But in this case, a short duration is characteristic, a different shade (dark or scarlet), a slight mark on the linen.
With some features of the structure of the female genital organs (for example, with a bicornuate uterus), after implantation of the embryo in one part, rejection of the endometrium may begin in the other, as usually occurs during menstruation. This rarely happens.
Characteristics of discharge in the event of a threatened miscarriage
Spontaneous abortion is the rejection of an embryo in the early stages after conception. If at the first signs of pregnancy, you notice spotting, there is a high probability that a miscarriage begins.
Also, miscarriage symptoms include:
pulling or pressing on the lower abdomen, sacrum, lower back;
the muscles of the uterus are tense.
The woman may experience cramping. This continues all the time or intermittently. From the vagina there are scarlet or brown discharge during pregnancy, which was previously confirmed. Sometimes the period may be still small, and the first signs did not have time to appear.
After 22 weeks, this phenomenon is called preterm labor. The child in this case is still weak, the organs are not sufficiently developed, and there is little chance of survival.
The following factors increase the risk of miscarriage:
nervous and physical overexertion;
pathologies in the genitals;
fetal developmental defects.
To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor prescribes an ultrasound scan. If it shows that the fetal heart rate is disturbed, the tone of the uterus is increased, its size differs from normal for this period, hospitalization will be recommended to maintain pregnancy.
What discharge during pregnancy is considered normal
This secretion does not pose a threat to health:
without itching, burning, redness of the genitals.
Clear fluid on underwear is a symptom of ovulation. During pregnancy, the activity of ongoing processes in the body increases, so the amount of secretion secreted may increase. However, a violation of the norm is the leakage of amniotic fluid. You can determine the problem with the help of special diagnostic tests that the doctor will prescribe if he has suspicions.
White color, small amount, homogeneous structure should also not cause concern. The increased volume of fluid in this case is associated with increased hormonal activity.
One of the variants of the norm is mucous discharge, which smells of slight sourness. If there is no pain, discomfort, there is nothing to worry about.
Yellow discharge, there are signs of pregnancy, there is no unpleasant odor - you are all right. Some women had this color before conception, only they did not pay attention. Now there are more of them, therefore more noticeable.
Sometimes a woman observes that the laundry gets wet and there is a smell of urine. This may indicate incontinence due to the constant pressure of the growing uterus. In this case, it is recommended to go to the toilet more often, change underpants twice a day.
What discharge during pregnancy is considered a sign of infection?
White discharge during pregnancy with a cheesy texture is a symptom of thrush (candidiasis). In pregnant women, it is diagnosed quite often - the reason is a change in hormonal levels. The disease is accompanied by itching, redness of the vulva, a strong sour smell. Sometimes external manifestations are not detected, then treatment is not carried out.
Infection is indicated by pain, pain, skin irritation, ulcers, smell of rot or fish, gray or green color, frothy discharge, increased nervousness, large inguinal lymph nodes. The reason may lie in sexually transmitted infections. This includes syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia and others. They are dangerous because they cause premature birth and fetal developmental defects.
What kind of discharge during pregnancy should I pay special attention to and should I consult a doctor?
The following indicates that pregnancy is at risk:
Severe pain in the perineum, bleeding, difficulty defecation, convulsions - these can be injuries to the vaginal mucosa.
Nausea, profuse vomiting, swelling, headaches, cough, hypertension, bright red secretion are symptoms of hydatidiform mole (abnormal development of the embryo).
A drop in blood pressure, pallor, weakness, sweating, pulling sensations, bleeding during pregnancy against the background of a lack of growth of hCG in the blood - this is how ectopic attachment manifests itself.
Discharge of clots, sharp pain, vomiting, diarrhea may indicate a frozen fetus.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
It is also necessary to go to the clinic if you have been physically abused, had rough sex, had an accident, fell, hit. The likelihood that the situation will be resolved successfully is much higher if you do not delay the visit, listen to the symptoms and take good care of your health.
Remember, despite the fact that pregnancy is a normal state of health of the female body, the diagnosis and treatment tactics are still different, due to the many restrictions on manipulations and medications during pregnancy. That is why diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy should take place only under the supervision of a doctor.