Causes Of Vaginal Discharge In Pregnant Women?
I’m pregnant once a month. And in my vaginal area there was a wound accompanied by pus after I checked it, it was suspected that it was a whitish infection. How can it not harm the fetus in my womb, right?
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It is normal that vaginal discharge will increase during pregnancy. However, you need to distinguish between normal and abnormal vaginal discharge. Normal vaginal discharge is usually white or clear, does not smell foul, and does not cause certain symptoms (such as itching, pain, redness in the pubic area, painful urination, etc.). Meanwhile, abnormal vaginal discharge can have characteristics such as having an abnormal color (milky white, yellow, greenish, grayish, brownish, or accompanied by blood), have a bad smell, and cause symptoms such as itching, pain, redness of the genitals. , as well as painful urination.
Abnormal vaginal discharge can be caused by various things. The most common cause is infection. The infection itself can be caused by bacterial infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, parasitic infections such as trichomonas, fungal infections such as candida. Some of these types of infections can be dangerous if experienced by pregnant women because they can cause premature labor to miscarriage. Therefore, if you experience the symptoms of abnormal vaginal discharge mentioned above, immediately consult a gynecologist for further examination and treatment.
If there is indeed a certain infection as a result of the doctor's examination, you must undergo therapy, and you must also ask your sexual partner to do the examination and undergo therapy as well. Meanwhile, you should always use a condom when having sex to prevent disease transmission.
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