Is it normal to have white discharge during pregnancy?
Various changes occur when you are pregnant as a result of the increased pregnancy hormones. One of the first changes noticed by more than 80% of women is vaginal discharge. It is important that you know about these pregnancy changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle for you and your baby. Always inform your health care provider of any changes that may be abnormal.
Leukorrhea is the thin, whitish, milky and mild smelly discharge during pregnancy. If you notice the white discharge during pregnancy is foul-smelly, or if you have soreness, itching, and pain in the vagina region, inform your doctor or midwife as soon as possible.
When a lot of white discharge comes out, and itching is present, it may indicate a possible yeast infection.
What is the reason for getting white discharge?
When a lot of white discharge comes out clear and stretchy but without itching, then you are likely ovulation. Ovulation signs have been discussed extensively in previous posts and it is essential for pregnancy to occur.The white discharge is from the cervical mucus which assists sperm cells to swim into the cervix for fertilization to occur in the fallopian tube. See the signs of pregnancy to tell if you are pregnant.
What is the color of the discharge when you are pregnant?
Pregnancy discharge looks like egg white. It is thin, whitish, milky and may or may not be smelling. The reason for getting white discharge is the expulsion of cervical mucus lining the cervical canal (mucus plug). As the cervix starts to thin out and dilate, the mucus lining comes out as the white discharge during pregnancy, and this is the reason for getting so much discharge. The vaginal discharge also helps to keep the vagina free from infection.
The color of the discharge when you are pregnant is clear to white. Watery discharge while pregnant should not be seen as a problem because the leukorrhea may be a clear fluid and the increase is due to pregnancy hormones and blood flow. Studies have shown that the discharge during pregnancy is heaviest at the end, towards term. See your doctor immediately you notice a yellow discharge during pregnancy that is foul smelly.
Abnormal vaginal discharge may be yellowish, greenish and likely chunky in consistency with a foul smell.
What does it mean when you have a green discharge?
Trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is responsible for green discharge during pregnancy. Green vaginal discharge is often accompanied by itching, spotting, burning discomfort and a foul smell. You should visit the specialist immediately you notice this green discharge.
Is it normal to have brown discharge during pregnancy?
Brown vaginal discharge may result from irritation of the cervix during pregnancy. Examination of the cervix by a doctor or midwife, sex or an infection could lead to brown vaginal discharge. The cervix quickly bleeds because it contains lots of blood vessels.
Note that brown discharge which occurs several days before your period is a sign of pregnancy. It is called “Implantation bleeding.”
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