Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. All women, whether they're pregnant or not, have some vaginal discharge starting a year or two before puberty and ending after the menopause. How much discharge you have changes from time to time.
Find out when discharge during pregnancy is normal, and when it could signal a problem. It's the little things that really get us worked up: a weird discharge, a spot of blood, a wet pair of underwear, or an annoying itch that just won't go away. These little things create big worries for a lot of mothers, especially since their causes and symptoms vary greatly.
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In early pregnancy, your body may produce more vaginal discharge, and before labor begins you may notice a blood-tinged mucus discharge. Sometimes, your discharge may indicate a problem, like an infection. Read on to find out about the different types of discharge you might notice during pregnancy. Normal discharge during pregnancy is clear or white, and usually a bit sticky; it should not have a noticeable odor.
In order to know whether your discharge is considered normal, there are a few factors to consider. There are many different types of vaginal dischargeand a quick assessment of the amount, color, consistency, phase of menstrual cycle, and smell of your vaginal discharge are all hints to whether you should ride it out or make an appointment with your gynecologist. Discharge with a smell hints to an infection of some sort, which means that if you have yellow discharge without odor, it may be yellow due to factors other than infection.
Vaginal discharge is as common in pregnancy as it is during the other times. Having vaginal discharge or leucorrhea, white or clear, thin and with a mild odor, is normal. But sometimes, the discharge changes in color, gets heavier or smells different.
Pregnancy causes changes in vaginal discharge, which can vary in color, texture, and volume. An increase in vaginal discharge is often one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Some changes in color are also normal, while others may indicate infection or another problem.
The presence of yellow discharge does not always indicate a problem, especially if it has a light yellow coloration. This type of discharge is normal in some women who present thicker discharge, especially during ovulation. Therefore, whenever there is any doubt about the vaginal discharge it is very important to consult a gynecologist to identify the problem and start the most appropriate treatment, which can be quite different according to the cause of the discharge.
There are many reasons for yellow discharge before a period. Most are nothing to worry about, but some can suggest an infection and possibly signal early signs of pregnancy. Vaginal discharge can be a variety of colors.