The Mucus Is Greenish In Color, Smells, And Causes Itching When You Are 9 Months Pregnant?
Hello doctor, I would like to ask. I am 38 weeks pregnant, yesterday I saw that my underwear had light green mucus, was wet, smelled and itchy. What happened to me? R nIs my vagina infected or my amniotic fluid infected? R n Even though I have been given antiseptic soap for washing, then I have also been given antibiotics from the midwife. R nPlease give an answer as soon as doctor r nThank you
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Amniotic fluid is identified only from clinical characteristics such as color and smell. The amniotic fluid is normally runny, clear or slightly cloudy in color, has a distinctive smell of amniotic fluid, and definitely won't cause itching. If a large amount of fluid suddenly comes out of your vagina, the discharge becomes heavier when the uterus contracts, then the fluid is most likely a ruptured amniotic fluid. However, if the amniotic fluid is only leaking, this amniotic fluid can be very difficult to distinguish from vaginal discharge and special examinations must be done to be able to distinguish it. There should be a direct examination into the vagina and cervix, as well as an examination with litmus paper to make sure the amniotic fluid is leaking or not.
Greenish, smelly, and itchy mucus is definitely not a normal condition and is most likely caused by an infection. Either amniotic or vaginal discharge, if you have the characteristics you mentioned, must receive an immediate evaluation from a Gynecologist. You should immediately go to the doctor for further examination and treatment. Infections in the vagina that are left, especially near the time of delivery, can cause harm to the baby in the womb. If the discharge is indeed the amniotic fluid, then the green water that comes out before labor contractions indicates a fetal emergency. If indeed amniotic fluid is coming out, then the baby in the conception must be born immediately.
For now, stop using antiseptic soap for washing. Cleaning the vaginal area with antiseptic soap can actually disrupt the normal flora in the vagina and cause the development of bad bacteria in the vagina. Clean the vagina only with water when you shower, and after you urinate and defecate. Make sure to clean yourself from front to back after defecating (not from back to front).
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