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Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal Discharge



When should I call my doctor?

Vaginal discharge is a common occurence before, during and after pregnancy. However, for many women discharge becomes heavier during pregnancy. This is normal and most of the time, it should not be a reason for concern. The increased production of estrogen and blood flow to the vagina during pregnancy causes the increase in vaginal discharge. The body produces extra discharge as a means of flushing out bacteria to prevent infection. There is nothing you can do to stop or slow the amount of discharge. Panty liners or feminine pads offer protection and absorption if necessary. Under no circumstances should tampons be used during pregnancy.

Throughout pregnancy, healthy vaginal discharge should be clear and odorless. Clumpy or thick discharge should be reported to a healthcare provider, as this is often an indication of a yeast infection. If you notice any foul odor or yellow, green or gray colored discharge, you should contact your healthcare provider for an examination. Often times, this signals a more serious infection that needs medical care. Do not use any over the counter medications or treatments without first consulting a healthcare provider.

As labor draws near and the mucus plug is lost, the discharge may look different. It is normal for vaginal discharge to be brown or blood tinged once the mucus plug has been expelled. The discharge may also look like egg whites and can appear thicker than usual. If the discharge is extremely thin, almost like water, it is important to notify your healthcare provider. This could be amniotic fluid leaking, which would need immediate attention.





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mtkrvi06 - 1027 days ago.
Every female has discharge changes in their cycle...each female know's what is considered 'normal' for 'her'. Right after your period your going to feel very dry....about a week after your period you will have a cream/white colored discharge, it's normal and part of your fertility cycle. The closer you get to the big 'O'--OVULATION, the discharge is slippery and can be in ABUNDANCE to the point of needing a pad sometimes and is the consistency of egg whites. THAT is your most fertile days. I HIGHLY recommend reading up on your fertility cycles...not just for each female to know their own bodies but each PARTNER I've seen here...as a male you should know these things too. every 14 day's you can either GET pregnant or you GET a period (it can vary a few day's for each woman but 14 is the 'average'...I personally have a 31 day cycle). Any who have a cell phone and can use apps? Get either PINK PAD or PERIOD TRACKER and you can know EXACTLY where you are in your cycles, never miss knowing 'when' your period is to arrive. It can be set to private so no snooping allowed without a passcode. You just tap a button when you start, you are ALERTED when your supposed to start....if you have sex? You can add hearts for the day's you did. KNOW YOUR BODY and what your DOING WITH IT so you are aware. If you ever go to the doctor and they ask questions? You have EXACT answers. BACK to the subject at hand----I would say go see a doc if the discharge has a foul odor or is strange in color. 'a lot' of discharge does not mean you have an STD or an infection. If your mind still is not at ease, go anyway. EVERY female should go once a year as it is....and a few trips in between if your not in a consistent relationship is also a good thing. :) Hope everyone can get the answer's they are looking for. Personally I'm hoping to be pregnant. Had a period on time but 12 day's away from my next and I'm having the same symptoms of pregnancy I have had with my other 4 kids. I'm over 35 so it's a bit scary. We lost our only son in an accident 4 years ago and our girls are 17, 13 and 'almost' 3. It would be welcome news but scary having had a period? *sigh* :) I have two teen daughters....now you guys know why we are so in tune with bodily functions....lol

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
i gave birth 12 weeks ago , u may have noticed my post the other day fearing pregnancy again but was negative at docs phew.... these last 2 day ive had really heavy discharge and this morning my tummy was sooooooooooo sore it was unreal it really feels like my af is on its way but im a week late today. has anyone had extremely heavy discharge after giving birth?? im now starting to think sumfin is seriously wrong, heavy discharge and no period, not pregnant .. infection??????????????

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
My fiancee just moved in with me about 10 days ago. We've been living apart 8 months but visiting every 2 to 3 months. After a few days of daily sex, she always seems to develop a white discharge. While this seems to be normal for her, she always thinks it's an STD. However, I was tested about a year ago, came up clear and haven't had sex with anybody but her. She always asks me if I've slept with other women and seems not to believe me. I definitely haven't been near another woman for years. I suppose we'll go to a doctor (both of us) but do you think this is normal discharge or an infection? Can only a doctor tell?

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
omg when im stressed i have more discharge than i expect..one day my husband washed our clothes and i always put our underwear in a seperate bin from ur clothes becuz we wash those in a diffrent liquid my husband saw a pair and freaked out thhought something was wrong till this day i just wash myself

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
I see no one comes on this page... but I have a concern. I am 20 weeks but for 2 weeks off and on have been having VERY sticky, clear, mucus-y discharge (TMI- like snot) I had this same discharge the last month or so of my last pregnancy before I lost my plug. Is this normal to be having this this early or should I see the doctor?

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
i am 30 almost 31 weeks and i have it also and it can be very annoying because sometimes im running to the bathroom thinking i peed or something and sure enough its just discharge. If i lost my plug in the next 4 weeks i would be happy :)

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
I get tons of discharge when I'm pregnant. Thick and watery. I am 37 weeks now and still no mucus plug lost, but lots of discharge. I wouldn't worry about discharge unless it smells bad or if you are having vaginal itching or pain of some sorts...or if it's blood tinged. In that case you'd want to see your doctor. But I wouldn't worry too much about discharge otherwise. Like I mentioned before, I get so much and have never had a problem with it.

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
I have the snot like discharge. I am only 31 weeks though so I am not sure if it is the mucous plug? It looks like it though...it is odorless and white/yellow..

goldentony111 - 1042 days ago.
hey all...since i was 15 weeks pregnant, i have had this clear, sticky, sometimes milky discharge and lots of it. when my bf and i have sex, it increases and i find it very embaressing. i called my dr at 17weeks and said it normal for increased discharge during pegnancy. even to this day, its heavy on some days and not so bad on others, but as long it doesnt have a strong odour, itch or cause pain, its normal;

platinumtony111 - 1074 days ago.
I get tons of discharge when I'm pregnant. Thick and watery. I am 37 weeks now and still no mucus plug lost, but lots of discharge. I wouldn't worry about discharge unless it smells bad or if you are having vaginal itching or pain of some sorts...or if it's blood tinged. In that case you'd want to see your doctor. But I wouldn't worry too much about discharge otherwise. Like I mentioned before, I get so much and have never had a problem with it.

platinumtony111 - 1074 days ago.
37 weeks 4 days , had intercourse last night with my partnet, but never had this problem before, just went pee and there was blood in my underwear and tissue, like dark red, brown, is this mucus plug stuff, ????

brshultz - 1114 days ago.
gello iam 32 weeks pregnant and i have been having a odd notice of white milky discharge then a cottage cheese discharge with it im worried that i have an infection.

mammak - 1346 days ago.
Anyone have a green jelly texture? I am 33 weeks pg, but had this weeks ago and only happend once. It is still on my mind. I had a yeast infection at the time, but the green jelly texture never seen before. Thanks!!

baby20011 - 1428 days ago.
I am 7 weeks and I noticed brown vaginal discharge. Could this be the the cervial plug that is closing during this week? Maybe it is from having a little play this morn... Who knows.. I hope nothing bad... I do get cramping but associated that pain with having to go to the bathroom and maybe eating something that bothers me. I am allergic to milk. I don't know what to make of this brown discharge... very scant amount.

colleen123 - 1493 days ago.
i gave birth 12 weeks ago , u may have noticed my post the other day fearing pregnancy again but was negative at docs phew.... these last 2 day ive had really heavy discharge and this morning my tummy was sooooooooooo sore it was unreal it really feels like my af is on its way but im a week late today. has anyone had extremely heavy discharge after giving birth?? im now starting to think sumfin is seriously wrong, heavy discharge and no period, not pregnant .. infection??????????????

klogan - 1538 days ago.
I am 31 weeks along and yesterday i noticed a change in my discharge, its now looking mucusy and there is more then I am used to. Also i have noticed my belly has dropped! is this something i should see the doctor about?

RedRaven - 1541 days ago.
I'm 5 weeks, 4 days pregnant with my first baby, and I have had no real discharge. Is that normal? I know that usually in the first trimester and the last you should have more discharge for the cervix to be getting prepared for the baby, but I haven't noticed any at all. Should I be concerned or no?

kathy=^.^= - 1616 days ago.
im 26 weeks pregnant and i have been having snot like clear discharge for the past 2 weeks now. sometimes its a little more watery. is this normal? for it to be more snotty then creamy?

newmom1005 - 1646 days ago.
When I was 6 weeks pregnant I had heavy discharge also... I went to the doctor and had a bacterial and yeast infection from the hormones changin in my body... my doc gave me antibiotics and It went away... but after getting pregnant I realized there will always be a slight discharge.

bubblimummi - 1647 days ago.
I'm almost 5 weeks and this afternoon I had thick green-tinged mucous when I finished in the toilet and the next time I went it was more a brightish yellow colour. Is this normal? I don't have any pain when I go to the toilet but still have mild cramping, which I am pretty sure is normal as things progress along.

Jordan2004 - 1855 days ago.
I'm 37 weeks this week, and I've been having a pinkish discharge, should I be worried? It isn't blood, but it comes and goes. Somedays I do it and somedays I don't. My doctor does know. No pains just a lot of pressure probably from where the baby has positioned himself, just thought I'd ask! And also, I'm new to this website so if you would like to add me you can!!

mellissa.dowd - 1881 days ago.
i dont want to sound gross but is discharge suppose to smell sweet? its not a strong smell but it does have a smell.. and never has before until i got pregnant? i heard the body has a sweet scent when ur diabetic can these things go hand in hand?

ryley2010 - 1903 days ago.
I HAVE BEEN HAVING A DARK BROWN DISCHARGE AND NO PAIN. THIS IS MY FIRST CHILD AND I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND THEY PUT ME ON BEDREST BECAUSE IM HIGH RISK. DO ANYONE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.

Aidensmommy1223 - 1937 days ago.
hey all...since i was 15 weeks pregnant, i have had this clear, sticky, sometimes milky discharge and lots of it. when my bf and i have sex, it increases and i find it very embaressing. i called my dr at 17weeks and said it normal for increased discharge during pegnancy. even to this day, its heavy on some days and not so bad on others, but as long it doesnt have a strong odour, itch or cause pain, its normal;

jenakatessa - 1979 days ago.
37 weeks 4 days , had intercourse last night with my partnet, but never had this problem before, just went pee and there was blood in my underwear and tissue, like dark red, brown, is this mucus plug stuff, ????


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