Types of Discharge After Pregnancy
Submitted by Nic on January 19, 2012
During a pregnancy, there are a large number of discomforts that an expectant mother tends to miss out on. The occurrence of her period along with the regular vaginal discharge, are stopped, by course of nature, during the time of her pregnancy. After the delivery, the mother experiences a certain amount of vaginal bleeding that can cause her much distress and discomfort. Discharge after pregnancy can make her feel rather uncomfortable because she has gone so used to the feeling of no discharge being present. However, the occurrence of the discharge is important because it helps to lubricate the inner lining of the vagina...
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...while also helping with healing the vaginal passage that has undergone much trauma through the delivery.
The kind of discharge present tells a lot about the probable infections that a new mother is suffering from. A yellow discharge after pregnancy is indicative of a yeast infection that is being experienced by the new mother. Healthy vaginal discharge after pregnancy is usually clear and has no odor. A yellow discharge is often accompanied by either itching or burning sensations. Similarly, a brown discharge after pregnancy is indicative of wounds that have not yet healed in the vaginal passage. Mucus discharge after pregnancy is indicative of a urinary infection that is present. In the event that a mother does suspect the possibility of a urinary infection, it is important that she get herself treated for the same. A white discharge after pregnancy that is odorless need not indicate that you are absolutely healthy. There may be some minor form of infection that is being taken care of by the body itself. A green discharge after pregnancy is indicative of a more serious urinary infection and needs immediate attention. Discharge with a green discoloration will be accompanied by a burning or itching sensation that will cause you much discomfort and distress.
Treating urinary infections just after a pregnancy is not an easy task. Urinary infections after the pregnancy are expected and it is advisable that you eat healthy foods that will further boost your immune system. Drinking plenty of water will help to flush out any infection that may be prevalent in the urinary tract. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a large number of vitamins and nutrients that help to overcome minor infections and ailments. If the odor becomes unbearable, it is advisable that you seek further medical advice.
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