Watery discharge during early pregnancy
Every woman depending on the monthly cycle is observed the allocation of colorless mucus from the genitals, which is the influence of the hormone estrogen. After ovulation under the influence of progesterone the mucus begins to thicken, then it is protective to the uterus and reproductive organs.
When pregnancy occurs a radical restructuring of the hormonal female body. These processes lead to changes in color vaginal discharge that is the norm.
Watery profuse discharge in first trimester of pregnancy depends on the level of progesterone, which begins to increase when there is creation of all conditions for fetal development. When the pregnancy reaches 12 – 14 weeks, in the process of fetal development under the influence of the hormone estrogen, the vaginal discharge becomes more liquid.
Watery discharge during pregnancy are:
- milky white or light;
- sometimes abundant;
- do not cause inconvenience to women, just in the crotch felt damp.
Women during pregnancy should carefully take care of the sexual organs, to observe the rules of hygiene, it is best to use special gels for the care of intimate places. It is recommended to frequently take a shower to wash in the bath, wear clean and dry natural linen, every day to change it. You can use sanitary pads but not scented to avoid an allergic reaction, accompanied by severe itching. Watery discharge during pregnancy should not scare women is a normal phenomenon.
Of course, gynecologists are not advised during pregnancy use of daily strips, as high humidity can cause putrefactive processes and the development of infectious diseases. It does not mean that one should completely abandon personal hygiene, but it will not hurt to reduce the frequency of their use.
The appearance of watery discharge may be associated with the use of vaginal plugs (cough medicine, Terzian, Clotrimazole, Hexicon, other antibiotics and antiseptics). Such allocation is only the remnants of drugs in the vagina, which gradually come to light and remain on the Laundry. The maximum discharge observed in the morning or in the middle of the day (if you are using candles at night). Treatment is not required, a day later all the unpleasant symptoms disappear. It is recommended that frequent changing of underwear and bed linen.
Leucorrhoea in pregnant women
Pregnancy may be accompanied by appearance whiter, as in the womb of a woman brand new life. Beli formed during the regeneration of the dead cells of the vaginal mucosa. They do not require treatment, as thick white discharge are the norm. But this can escape and disease. Thrush also has a white thick discharge. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment.
When to urgently call the doctor
The mucus watery nature is not a sign of disease during pregnancy but sometimes they can be accompanied by burning sensation, itching, redness and swelling, and other irritations in the genitals. In such cases it is necessary to go urgently to the gynecologist and get tested to avoid the development of any infection which may harm the health of the fetus and the mother. The weakening of the microflora of the vagina in women, can often lead to not only to yeast infection but also the development of other diseases.
Watery discharge during pregnancy, accompanied by other signs, can be symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. In this disease, watery mucus can acquire gray or white in color and have an unpleasant odor, over time it becomes sticky, viscous, thick and frothy, watery, the color turns into green or yellow. A woman suffers from intense itching and problems with urination.
It is impossible to ignore the changing colors of watery discharge during pregnancy, consistency and odor of secretions. They can indicate a serious gynecological disease which is dangerous to the woman and fetus in the womb.
Particularly noteworthy are the symptoms:
- yellow, green, gray-white, turbid discharge – sign of infection;
- profuse watery clear discharge is a symptom of rupture of membranes and leakage of water;
- red, scarlet, brown, pink, sukrovichnye allocation – a sign of a miscarriage started.
Alarming symptoms that occur on the background of abnormal discharge:
- violation of urination;
- pain in the abdomen;
- the increase in body temperature.
If you experience symptoms such need as soon as possible to see a doctor.
Leakage of water
During pregnancy, women may experience a sign of leakage of amniotic fluid in the form of watery discharge. Water leak first a small number of drops, then, they are rather moisten linen and leave the marks on the panties. To make sure that it is leaking water, it is necessary to use a special test. Unlike vaginal discharge, amniotic fluid are yellowish, with a slight characteristic odor. If there is a leakage of amniotic fluid, pregnant urgently need to be put in a nursing home.
We should distinguish between leakage of water from incontinence of urine during pregnancy or abnormal discharge during the infections. The distinctive features presented in the table:
|The symptom of discharge||Leakage of water||Urinary incontinence||Vaginal infection|
|Character||liquid||liquid||the liquid or dry|
|Color||transparent, muddy, green, with admixture of blood||yellow||yellow, green, white, grayish|
|The smell||specific or absent (no odor)||the sharp smell of urine||odor|
|The time of occurrence||permanent||occur after coughing, sneezing, sudden movements, when you laugh||permanent|
|Associated symptoms||missing or abdominal pain||no||itching, burning, discomfort in the vagina|
Watery discharge at different stages of pregnancy
Pregnant women in the second and third trimester may experience copious watery nature.
At 14 weeks the emotional state of pregnant women stabiliziruemost, they become more calm. But physiological changes in the body make themselves known. Normal pregnancy at this stage is accompanied by the same discharge, typical for early payment. They are transparent, with a sour smell, mild and smooth.
What signs indicate infection in the genitals?
- Cheesy discharge.
- The appearance of pus.
- Change the color and consistency of secretions.
- Itching and burning in the vagina.
These symptoms may indicate a yeast or other infection and require urgent treatment. If there are watery profuse discharge in the second half of pregnancy, it could be a leakage of amniotic fluid, it is a threat of miscarriage.
At 19 weeks the volume of secretion increases and this is due to the hormone progesterone, which begins to stand out more actively.
22 week is that stage of fetal development when it can be born and fully exist. The child in the womb is actively moving. If the discharge is normal, were transparent and does not smell. If they are in the 21st week of pregnancy resemble a clear sign of thrush, it is impossible to lose time, prior to delivery it should immediately be cured. Consequently, at any stage of pregnancy: in 14, and 19 and 21 weeks pregnant from the vagina a thick white allocation without a smell, which are considered normal.
Profuse watery discharge in women in the third trimester is a signal for a possible miscarriage, pregnant urgently need to be hospitalized.
What changes are observed in 30 weeks in the body of pregnant women?
30 week is the third trimester of pregnancy, when close to childbirth, and women feel the complexity of physical and moral plan:
- the fetus is growing rapidly, moves a lot and becomes more in weight;
- a woman of 30 weeks is also gaining a lot of weight.
If at 30 weeks appear from the vagina a white discharge with odor, they may indicate an infectious disease. The cause of the infection can be:
- sexual intimacy with an infected;
- poorly processed instruments during a medical examination or treatment;
- the poor hygiene of the pregnant woman.
If in the last days of pregnancy, there is a thick white or yellowish discharge, it’s time to consult a doctor. This leaves the mucous plug is a sign indicating the beginning of labor.
With the appearance of unusually profuse watery discharge in late-term (21, 28,30 weeks) pregnant women should seek antenatal care and get tested. Only in strict observance of hygiene rules and regulations gynecologist pregnant women can give birth to a healthy baby.