Yellow Discharge During Pregnancy First Trimester
Submitted by Nick on January 13, 2012
It is normal to have an odorless sticky yellow discharge during pregnancy as there is an increase in the flow of blood to the vagina because of more estrogen production and there is a change in hormonal levels. The discharge which is called leucorrhea is the secretion from the cervix and vagina and the old cells from the vaginal walls along with some bacterial flora which is normally present in the vaginal walls. As the pregnancy advances the discharge may also increase ...
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... and has the consistency of the white of an egg. A light yellow discharge is harmless but a yellow discharge during pregnancy first trimester which has a foul smell could be a symptom of an infection. If the discharge is accompanies with itching in the vaginal area you should inform your doctor about it.
Yellow discharge during pregnancy second trimester
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is normal. While this discharge is of the consistency of an egg white, if there is a yellow discharge during pregnancy second trimester which resembles pus of has a foul smell it could be because of a vaginal infection. The discharge could be accompanied with itchiness and burning while passing urine and could be because of a yeast infection which is quite common during pregnancy. Vulvovaginal candidiasis produces a discharge which is cheese like and causes pain during intercourse and burning sensation while passing urine. There could also be sexually transmitted diseases and this should not be neglected as it could affect the unborn fetus. Inform your doctor immediately so that treatment can be started without delay.
Yellow discharge during pregnancy third trimester
Yellow discharge during pregnancy third trimester may be a lot more than it was earlier in the pregnancy. During the early months of pregnancy the body forms a plug of mucous in the cervical canal which is a protection for the uterus from infection which may enter from the outside. In the third trimester of pregnancy the cervix dilates and releases the plug with a result there are blobs of mucous passed out. Though it may frighten a first time mother this is quite normal. You may have to wear a panty liner to avoid getting it on your clothes.
The discharge is sometimes watery and many women fear that it is the amitotic fluid leaking. Of course it is best to ask your doctor about it if there is any doubt. A blood tinged discharge should be reported to your doctor immediately as it could be the onset of labor during this stage of pregnancy. Apart from this discharge women sometimes find that urine leaks out as they have less control over their bladder during this stage of pregnancy. A panty liner helps when this happens, but tampons and douches are best avoided during pregnancy.
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