Chronic Discharge At 6 Months Pregnant?
Good evening doctor. R nI am Rika aged 26 years, my condition is now 6 months pregnant. I want to ask the doctor whether the chronic vaginal discharge is true “does not interfere with the fetus? R nSince I was before pregnancy until now it was always whitish and milky white and there was always fiber” that came out of the vaginal opening like cracked milk sometimes until it smelled fishy. r nI have changed from the womb but the results are still the same, only healed a week after that it recurred again, please answer from the doctor, hope it can help me r n
Hi mom, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
In general, vaginal discharge that occurs during pregnancy is a normal condition, which is caused by an increase in the hormone estrogen. Whitish is said to be normal if the color is clear, odorless and is not accompanied by itching, burning or burning in the genitals. However, in older pregnant women, bacterial or parasitic infections often occur. This is due to an increase in your metabolism, so you tend to sweat. Plus the enlarged stomach, pelvis and thighs cause the genitals to tend to be moist.
The following are bacteria or parasites that commonly cause vaginal discharge, namely:
1. Gardnerella vaginalis bacteria cause bacterial vaginosis. The patient will complain of a body discharge or vaginal discharge that is gray, not too thick, smells fishy, especially after intercourse. Complaints of itching can appear but it is not severe.
2. The parasite Trichomonas vaginalis causes trichomoniasis. The patient will complain of a yellowish or greenish yellow body discharge, frothy, unpleasant odor and itching.
3. The candida albican fungus causes candidiasis vaginalis. Patients will complain of body discharge like stale milk or broken coconut milk and feel very itchy.
The discharge that occurs during pregnancy can have an effect on the pregnancy itself. This effect is in the form of premature rupture of the membranes which can lead to preterm labor or less than months. To anticipate this, you should consult your obstetrician in order to get treatment in accordance with your illness, safe for the fetus and avoid premature labor.
Meanwhile, what you can do to prevent and treat abnormal vaginal discharge are:
1. Be diligent in cleaning female organs.
2. Change the underwear if wet or damp.
3. Wipe in the right direction, from the urethra to the CHAPTER hole.
4. Do not scratch the female organs if itching.
5. Consume lots of water because the heavy urination will clean your female organs.
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