Good Pregnancy Discharge Versus Bad
There are many different types of discharge that can occur during pregnancy, but not all of them are cause for concern. In fact, some discharge is actually a sign that everything is going well with your pregnancy. Here are a few types of discharge you might experience during pregnancy, and what they mean.
A thin, white discharge is normal during pregnancy. This discharge is just your body’s way of flushing out bacteria and keeping your vagina healthy. You may also experience an increase in discharge as your pregnancy progresses.
If you experience any itching or burning, however, be sure to call your doctor, as this could be a sign of a yeast infection.
Pink or Brown Discharge
Pink or brown discharge can be a sign of implantation bleeding, which occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. This type of discharge is usually light and doesn’t last long.
If you experience heavier bleeding, accompanied by cramps, then you may be experiencing a miscarriage. Contact your doctor immediately if you think you are miscarrying.
Green discharge can be a sign of a bacterial infection, such as bacterial vaginosis. This type of infection is common during pregnancy, and can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms, such as itching, burning, and a strong, fishy odor.
If you experience green discharge, be sure to see your doctor. He or she will likely prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection.
Discharge In First Weeks Of Pregnancy
A pregnant woman’s discharge changes throughout her pregnancy. In the first weeks of pregnancy, there may be an increase in the amount of discharge and it may be thicker and whiter than usual. This is caused by the increased production of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the cervix to produce more mucus, which can lead to an increase in discharge.
It is important to keep track of your discharge during pregnancy. If you experience an increase in discharge that is accompanied by itching, burning, or a strong odor, you may have a vaginal infection and should see your doctor.
Green Pregnancy Discharge
The greenish hue to your pregnancy discharge is likely due to the presence of the hormone estrogen. This hormone is responsible for the increased production of glycogen, a sugar molecule, in the cervical mucous. The glycogen combines with the bile pigment from the liver, bilirubin, to produce the greenish color. Although the discharge is typically normal, it can be a sign of infection if it is accompanied by a foul odor, itching, or burning. If you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to contact your health care provider.
Gush Of Watery Discharge Early Pregnancy
A gush of watery discharge early in pregnancy is often nothing to worry about. It may simply be your body’s way of getting rid of mucus and bacteria. However, it’s important to rule out any other causes of the discharge, such as a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
If you’re pregnant and experience a gush of watery discharge, call your doctor. He or she may want to perform a vaginal exam to make sure you’re not experiencing an infection or other problem.
Heavy Flow Of Discharge During Pregnancy
A pregnant woman’s body goes through many changes and one of these changes is an increase in the amount of discharge. This discharge is usually clear and thick but can also be white and thick. The increase in discharge is caused by the increase in the production of estrogen and progesterone. This discharge is normal and is nothing to worry about.
However, there can be a heavy flow of discharge during pregnancy. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a bacterial infection, a sexually transmitted infection, or a problem with the placenta. If you are experiencing a heavy flow of discharge during pregnancy, you should see your doctor.
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