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Pregnancy Discharge

In early pregnancy, discharge is quite normal. In fact some women notice this discharge before they even know they are pregnant and mistakenly believe it to be a yeast infection. Vaginal discharge is one of the early symptoms that you are pregnant even before it is possible for the pregnancy to show up in a blood or urine test or in a home pregnancy kit.

It is quite normal for increased hormonal activity to lead to an increase in normal vaginal emissions. Clear or whitish mucous based discharge known as Leukorrhea, which is non irritant and mild smelling, can increase substantially while pregnant. Panty liners can be used to control these increased emissions, but tampons and douching are not advised as they can cause problems.

Sexually transmitted diseases are one of the most common causes of discharges through the vagina during pregnancy. If left untreated, sexually transmitted diseases can result in serious conditions including, but not limited to, the following examples; fetus blindness, low birth weight, and so on. You want to ensure that you are not part of those women who out of embarrassment keep this condition a secret from their doctors, midwives or health care providers.

Leucorrhea is a runny whitish fluid, which is odorless or mild-smelling. You probably noticed it, from time to time, in your underwear before you were pregnant. Now, if you’re seeing more, it’s partly because of increased estrogen production and increased blood circulation in the vaginal area. This vaginal discharge is your body’s way of flushing out bacteria, and it’s is made up, in part, of secretions from the cervix and vagina.

Pregnant women who notice yellow discharges from their vaginas may suffer from Chlamydia. Chlamydia is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) that is commonly responsible for yellow vaginal discharges. It is a very serious condition and should be attended to immediately.

An inbalance in organisms in your vagina is the most common cause of Bacterial Vaginosis. If you experience Bacterial Vaginosis, you will most probably suffer from vaginal irritations, vaginal discharges with a strong odor and a yellowish, or sometimes, greenish color.

Every women do not experience vaginal discharge as early pregnancy sign. So if you do not notice the discharge that does not mean that you are not pregnant. A woman could be pregnant and do not have this earliest possible sign of pregnancy. The sure way to determine pregnancy is the laboratory test.

As long as the vaginal discharge you are experiencing has no odor, and is not accompanied by burning or itching, it may be one of the first signs of early pregnancy. If the vaginal discharge you are experiencing is foul smelling and itchy, you should see your gynecologist immediately. Your doctor will need to examine you because you could have a viral or bacterial infection or a sexually transmitted disease that must be treated.

If for some reason, a pregnant woman’s white vaginal discharge produces other symptoms, their physician should be consulted. Some women experience swelling of the vaginal area with this discharge. And it is also sometimes joined by the sensation of itching and burning. In these cases, a pregnant woman needs not only medical help, but a diagnosis for her condition.

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May 16, 2010 - Posted by | Home & Family | , ,

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