Pregnancy / Childbirth

Vaginal discharge or natural discharge?


Pregnant most often the amount of vaginal discharge increases. A woman may notice more mucus at home. This is not bad news yet. However, if the discharge is accompanied itching, burning or unpleasant smell it is necessary to inform the physician about this fact. Vaginal discharge should be treated as it presents a risk to the fetus.

Is it pregnancy discharge or natural discharge?

Vaginal discharge is an abnormal vaginal discharge. Many pregnant women are worried that the increased amount of mucus just indicates that vaginal discharge has occurred. However, there is no reason for concern. The increased amount of vaginal discharge should not cause concern unless it is accompanied by other symptoms - itching, burning, pain.

There may be quite a lot of normal vaginal discharge in pregnancy, but it has no smell or is delicate. This is not a disturbing symptom, but the body's response to altered hormonal balance. Vaginal discharge in pregnancy may have the following color:

  • milky,
  • slightly yellow,
  • transparent, watery.

A pregnant woman is prone to intimate infections

Intimate areas during pregnancy are more sensitive and prone to infection. All because of changed hormonal balance. In addition, they are more strongly supplied with blood, resulting in increased vaginal discharge.

In pregnancy, women are particularly vulnerable to mycoses, protozoal infections and venereal diseases.

What can vaginal discharge look like in pregnancy?

If there is a lot of secretions during pregnancy, it smells bad, there is burning or itching, they are vaginal discharge. Additional warning signals are feverishness or fever, lower abdominal pain. They indicate the occurrence of inflammation, bacterial or fungal infection.

Any suspicion of infection in pregnancy should motivate the future mother to visit a doctor. If vaginal discharge is objectionable, it's best to tell the gynecologist. Vaginal discharge should be treated because, ignored, it can even lead to miscarriage or premature delivery. Other possible complications include giving birth to a child with low body weight, but also longer healing of the episiotomy and recurrent urinary tract infections.

What to do if a strange secretion appears?

  • First, see a doctor.
  • Secondly, undergo the prescribed treatment (do not be afraid of medication, pregnant women are given safe means for the fetus),
  • Do not stop treatment early.
  • Be prepared for recurring infections, unfortunately pregnancy is a period when we are susceptible to intimate infections.

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