Vaginal Discharge during the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on August 9, 2012
Discharge During Second Trimester
There are several changes that a woman’s body goes through, when she gets pregnant. Some of the more common changes include weight gain, morning sickness, skin pigmentation, appetite increase, an increase in the amount of Discharge During Second Trimester. There are several changes ...
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...that a woman’s body goes through, when she gets pregnant. Some of the more common changes include weight gain, morning sickness, skin pigmentation, appetite increase, an increase in the amount of vaginal discharge and others. Most of the changes observed are caused by an increase in the levels of hormones in the body, during pregnancy.
Many women get a discharge, almost every month, even when they are not pregnant and an increase in the amount of discharge you notice is one of the earliest signs or symptoms of a pregnancy. Normally the discharge resembles the white of an egg, as it is thin in consistency and is clear and white in color. It should either be odorless or can have a mild-smell. This discharge that you get is quite similar to pre-pregnancy discharge, but it is much heavier and the occurrence is a lot more frequent. This increase is mainly caused by two factors. The first reason is the increase of the circulation of blood to the vaginal area and the second is the increase in the levels of the estrogen hormone in a pregnant woman’s body. As the pregnancy gradually progresses into the second trimester, most women notice an increase in the amount of vaginal discharge. Pregnancy second trimester discharge may even be bothersome to the extent that you need to change your underwear quite often or wear panty liners to deal with it. (In the third trimester the appearance of the discharge may change and the amount may further increase). See also green discharge during pregnancy
However, while an increase in the amount of pregnancy second trimester discharge is absolutely normal, it is important to keep a watch on it. Any of these signs mentioned below could indicate the presence of a yeast infection, which is very common in pregnant women. You need to inform your doctor immediately, if you notice any of the following changes in the discharge.
- It turns green or yellow in color
- It has a foul smell
- It looks like pus
- Your labia are itchy, swollen or red
- You experience a burning sensation while urinating
If the discharge is brown in color, it is usually a sign of old blood being removed. Again this is normal, but you should inform your doctor or midwife immediately, if you experience brown discharge during pregnancy. The presence of bright red discharge in the second trimester could be very serious and needs to be checked without any delay. and others. Most of the changes observed are caused by an increase in the levels of hormones in the body, during pregnancy.
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