Discharges like snot during pregnancy - is this normal?
For most women, the gestation period is primarily a time without menstruation and any vaginal discharge. Even discharge, like snot, during pregnancy are already a reason to sound the alarm. In fact, they come in a variety of colors and textures and appear for a variety of reasons, which we will tell you in this article.
Milky-white discharge, like snot, with a faint odor is quite normal. Worry is worth when the following changes:
1. Abundant whitish mucus, sometimes blood-streaked, and increasing pain in the lower abdomen indicate the imminent onset of the labor process.
2. Whitish, exuding fishy smell, indicate bacterial vaginosis.
3. Cheesy, accompanied by characteristic burning and itching, pain during sexual contact and redness of the vulva are signs of candidiasis requiring immediate treatment.
Brown discharge, like snot, during pregnancy occurs when blood enters the vagina from the uterus. In later periods, it is necessary to carefully monitor any spotting of brown color, which can be both dark and light brown. They continue long enough and constantly strengthened. Any pain, incl. cramping, is the reason for consulting an obstetrician.
Light pink discharge, like snot, during pregnancy (and for exactly the entire term) gynecologists are generally considered the norm. Since under the action of hormones, cervical tissue softens significantly, and blood vessels can easily be injured, releasing droplets of blood. However, women should have viscous pink mucus on the background of abdominal pain and other symptoms that are increasing. In the early stages they are characteristic of ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and in the later periods - for placental abruption and premature birth. A small amount of blood contained in the mucus, sometimes occurs after intimate contact or examination by a gynecologist. Pink discharge with a sharp unpleasant odor in combination with itching and severe pain during sexual contact are characteristic of infection, bacterial vaginosis, inflammation of the cervix.
In pregnancy, discharge, like snot, may have a yellow color. If at the same time they are odorless - it is absolutely safe. As we approach the day of birth, their number increases - so the cervix is prepared for disclosure. However, greenish and thick with an unpleasant odor report an infection, so if they appear, you should immediately visit the gynecologist without delay. Such discharge, like snot, during pregnancy is abnormal and requires the immediate intervention of a specialist. Since this can adversely affect the health of both the mother and the unborn child.
In any case, do not be upset! The main thing is to respond in time to the symptoms that are troubling you, and then thanks to the development of modern medicine you will give birth to an absolutely healthy baby in due time.