The Discharge Is Dark In Color And Smells Bad When Pregnant?
Good morning, I have been having abnormal vaginal discharge that is dark in color and smells bad. Now that I am pregnant, will it affect my fetus?
A woman who is pregnant will experience an increase in vaginal mucus production / experience vaginal discharge as a result of an increase in the hormone estrogen during pregnancy. In addition, blood flow to the vagina also increases during pregnancy which causes vaginal mucus production to increase. This condition is classified as normal when the vaginal discharge has the characteristics of colorless (clear) / slightly whitish, does not smell strong, does not cause itching or burning in the genital area. If your vaginal discharge is discolored and has a strong odor, then you may have an infection in your vagina which could be caused by bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, sexually transmitted infections (for example gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), or a Streptococcus bacterial infection. If you experience abnormal vaginal discharge during pregnancy, you should immediately consult your gynecologist for further tests. The doctor will examine you to find out the cause so that the doctor can provide further treatment. If this vaginal infection is not treated immediately, then this condition can affect your fetus, one of which is causing premature birth.
Please do the following suggestions:
avoid having sex with your husband until you recover. Avoid wearing tights, use underwear that absorbs sweat easily, avoid using feminine cleansing soap. Please read the article: Leucorrhoea during pregnancy