How To Deal With Thick Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy?
I am 14 weeks pregnant, since the beginning of my pregnancy I experienced vaginal discharge. Just now I urinated and because I often feel uncomfortable with the inside of my vagina (due to vaginal discharge) I used to scrape / take vaginal discharge by inserting a finger into the vaginal opening. When I pulled my finger I found a thick vaginal discharge in one spot, I repeated again and I found blood on my finger. Does that mean I have bleeding? What are the danger signs for my pregnancy?
Hi Mother Ou .. Thank you for the question given.
Leucorrhoea can occur in pregnant women because it is influenced by high levels of estrogen in the body and also because the cervix and vaginal walls become softer so that the production of vaginal mucus becomes more. If the mucus is not too much, clear, and odorless, then you don't need to worry. However, if the discharge is large in number, yellowish or greenish in color or accompanied by blood, has a strong smell, and feels itchy then you need to pay attention to it and have it checked because it could be an indication of a bacterial infection, fungal infection, or due to a sexually transmitted infection.
While there is bleeding during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy, you need to be careful, because bleeding in early pregnancy can be caused by:
miscarriage - characterized by lower abdominal pain, spotting or bleeding which may be accompanied by discharge of blood clots or tissue from the vagina. Ectopic pregnancy - when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, it can be in the fallopian tube, in the abdominal cavity, or in the ovary. Bleeding during pregnancy requires proper attention and treatment. If the bleeding is a lot, accompanied by tissue discharge, and there are cramps in the lower abdomen, then you need to immediately see a gynecologist to get an examination and can be supported by an ultrasound examination. What you can also do is: avoid inserting fingers into the vagina to collect whitish mucus because it can cause injury to the vaginal wall and can lead to infection, if there is enough bleeding then lie down immediately and rest, avoid strenuous activities, drink enough water, avoid intercourse sex during pregnancy if bleeding still occurs
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