Vaginal discharge in pregnancy
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Hormonal changes often cause the vaginal discharge increases during pregnancy. One in two women has therefore in pregnancy increased vaginal discharge than usual.
To the normal female bodily functions include, among others, the daily discharge from the vagina. It consists of mucosal cells and fluid that is secreted from the cervix. The effluent contains lactic acid bacteria, which give it an acidic environment in which pathogens can not multiply - that is, Discharge protects the genital region from infection. Normal vaginal discharge is clear to whitish and odorless. The daily amount is different individually.
During pregnancy, hormones ensure that the genital blood flow stronger and is more relaxed. This may, among other things increased vaginal discharge result.
Increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy is normal, as long as it is colorless to white and you have no symptoms (such as itching or pain).
Especially in early pregnancy, when the body has to adjust to the hormonal changes that one in two women has increased discharge.
Vaginal discharge in pregnancy you can not prevent. The daily amount is different from woman to woman and makes no risk for you or your child is the contrary. A clear to whitish, odorless vaginal discharge has a healthy vaginal flora out.
but you can make sure that the does not impair vaginal flora becomes. This is particularly important in pregnancy as infections rise in the uterus and can be transmitted to the child.
Therefore, pay attention the following points:
Increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy may also indicate an infection. vaginal thrush are not uncommon in pregnancy and make by ascending infections a risk to the unborn child is.
Very liquid discharge, which occurs right after getting up, can also be an indication of a premature rupture be.
Also one urinary incontinence can - particularly when coughing or sneezing - lead to increased liquid leaks, which is often perceived as a stronger discharge.
Therefore, talk to your gynecologist when the discharge
Also Pain and strong itching may indicate an infection.
Your gynecologist will examine the outflow of pathogen and if necessary a drug (usually in the form of a vaginal suppository) Prescribe that can be used in pregnancy.