Cough Until You Pee While Pregnant?

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I want to ask, I’m 30 weeks pregnant, right now I’m coughing, and when I cough up a little liquid until my underwear is wet, but it doesn’t smell of urine, I want to ask if what comes out is normal or if the amniotic fluid, and does it affect the fetus? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello, thanks for asking.


In pregnancy there is an increase in the volume of the abdominal cavity. Growth and development of the fetus, uterus, placenta, and amniotic fluid, cause an increase in volume. An increase in the volume of the abdominal cavity is followed by an increase in pressure. Increased abdominal cavity pressure will continue to increase with increasing gestational age. This results in an emphasis on the blood vessel system, nervous system, and organs in the abdomen and chest.


Emphasis that causes symptoms of swelling in the legs, often urinating, tightness, feeling full quickly, pain or tingling in the waist, pelvis, buttocks, and thighs. One of the organs that receives this pressure is the bladder. When someone coughs, abdominal cavity pressure will be greatly increased. Increased pressure due to pregnancy and coughing, causing bladder pressure so that it can open the urethral valve and cause urine to pass. But it is difficult to distinguish between urine or amniotic fluid that comes out. The amniotic fluid does not smell like ammonia like urine and generally seeps out without any sense of urinating.


Consult this immediately with your obstetrician. The doctor may need to do an ultrasound to assess the amniotic fluid volume and the condition of the fetus. If amniotic fluid seeps out so that the conditions in the fetal sac become dry, it can cause fetal distress and intra-uterine infections. Generally the doctor will make observations if there is amniotic seepage. If the doctor considers the amniotic fluid volume has been greatly reduced, the doctor will determine further action. Meanwhile, your doctor may also give you medicine to treat your cough so there is no risk of premature rupture of membranes.


Thus the information from me, hopefully you are helped. Regards.

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