Brown Discharge During Pregnancy Third Trimester

Submitted by Nick on January 16, 2012

Throughout your pregnancy you will experience some discharges.  Through each trimester you will see some brown or brownish yellow discharge. For first time mothers, it might be a cause for worry but there is little to worry as it is largely normal. All these discharges are happening because your body is changing and the many hormonal changes occurring are causing these discharges. If you feel any discomfort expelling these discharges, you should ...


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Brown Discharge In Pregnancy

... bring it to your doctor’s notice. There are some usual reasons for the discharges. You could have some brown discharge during pregnancy first trimester. In the first trimester you might have implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding is bleeding that occurs after the embryo has planted itself in the uterus. Sometimes it causes some spotting. In case the spotting looks red and fresh, you could do another home pregnancy test. If it comes positive, you have nothing to worry about as you are not having a miscarriage. You could also experience leucorrhea which is a mild, odorless discharge. This takes place because of the increased hormone activity in the vaginal area. This discharge increases as the pregnancy goes forward. If this is a thin discharge, it is time to bring it to your doctor’s attention. See also brown discharge during pregnancy first trimester

You could have brownish discharge during second and third trimester. Through your pregnancy, you could face recurrent discharges periodically. This is called breakthrough bleeding. At certain times during your pregnancy, you will feel like you would during your periods. You will even face physical symptoms of a period like feeling bloated and fatigued. You get a brownish discharge. You will, though, not get your period. You could also get a heavy brown discharge during pregnancy third trimester. This is usually because the cervix is getting ready to dilate and therefore secreting more mucus. This discharge can be yellow in color too.

Infections are also known to happen during the early stages of the pregnancy. They can cause a smelly discharge during pregnancy and you should go to a doctor to get the infection diagnosed. It could be candidiasis or bacterial vaginosis. It could also be a sexually transmitted disease like trichomoniasis or Chlamydia. Sometimes a discharge can occur due to an irritation like by wearing tight clothes or different toiletries. You can use sanitary pads or panty liners to keep the vaginal area clean during these discharges. You should avoid using a tampon and certainly not try douching.

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