I want your opinion of vaginal discharge during pregnancy. If you have a sudden white mucus plug come out, you’re about to end the pregnancy and go into labor. I’m not that far along. The vaginal discharge will go back to white and thick after you ovulate. If you conceive, there may be drops of blood mixed in, or just brown or orange streaks in the discharge. I’m a little farther along than that. The vaginal discharge usually increases in volume during pregnancy, starting after implantation.
However, it remains white and thick throughout unless something is wrong. I know any red blood in vaginal discharge is dangerous, whether a sign of a miscarriage or uterine tear or something else only the will know. When you are pregnant, any bleeding is a reason to go to the ER. Fortunately, I’m not seeing that type of vaginal discharge. You’ll normally see more white and thick vaginal discharge. Some women wear menstrual pads when pregnant to contain it. That sounds fishy to me. I didn’t think I’d need diapers until after I had the kid.
If the vaginal discharge smells fishy or like vinegar, you have a yeast infection. I can’t even take a pain reliever right now. What do I do about a yeast infection? It is safe to use over the counter yeast infection treatment when pregnant, and you may need several. Pregnancy throws off your pH balance and makes yeast infections much more likely. Glad I don’t have that fishy smell down there, then. It is thick and offcolor though. If it is green or yellow, you may have a bacterial overgrowth. That’s dangerous during pregnancy. It could make things smell, and you do want to talk to a about it. However, if.
There are any lesions, itching and other signs of a social disease, you have to talk to a . Technically, life is sexually transmitted. A sexually transmitted disease contracted before or during pregnancy puts the kid at risk, and it may be flaring up worse while pregnant because pregnancy compromises the immune system. Yes, I’d talk to the if I was worried about it, but I am not. Then you’ll just see more white and thick discharge. It would have increased in volume.
As the cervix thickened and rose up from the low point after ovulation. But not as high as it would be if I wasn’t pregnant. That’s where a lot of the mucus is coming from, but know that it will become dry if you’re dehydrated just as when you’re not pregnant.
Vaginal Discharge During Menopause
I need your input on vaginal discharge during menopause. When you’re going through menopause, you’ll have your period less often or less intensely before it finally shuts off. I know menopause isn’t an off switch but more a slow fade. When you’re going through menopause, you’ll see similar shifts in vaginal discharge like white and sticky to dry right before your period, but you may not see the clear and slippery phase for ovulation. Because I might not ovulate.
However, when you’re going through menopause, there’s still a chance you’ll get pregnant. And have a kid with a higher risk of health problems. Or multiples. As your eggs hit their expiration date, the body offsets it by releasing multiple eggs. What other vaginal discharge should I expect during menopause? If it starts to smell sweet down there, you’re probably developing diabetes â€“ especially so if the urine smells sweet and looks like syrup too. A rash of repeated yeast infections can be a symptom of diabetes too.
And your odds of adult onset diabetes go up with age. What else should I know? With age, the vaginal discharge goes down, which is why older women tend to need lubrication, since the body doesn’t make as much. And while a lack of lubrication and make you more sensitive to yeast and bacterial infections, using too much lubrication can alter pH levels and do the same. You’ll know you have one of those infections by the foul smelling discharge if it is bacterial and the fish smell with yellow and solid masses if yeast based.
Fortunately, I haven’t had to do a smell test to see what is wrong. If you get red or brown vaginal discharge, you’ll probably want to talk to a . We already discussed how your period fades away at this age. Yes, but red blood that’s constant indicates lesions or a serious infection, while brown blood can be a period that’s not complete or internal bleeding. Okay, that’s a reason to talk to the . And just because you don’t have to use birth control anymore doesn’t mean you don’t have to use birth control.
Menopause is all natural birth control. Just because you can’t get pregnant anymore doesn’t mean you can’t get a sexually transmitted disease anymore. And green, yellow and red vaginal discharge, especially with redness, itching or sores are strong signs of an STD. What a pain. Any discharge with pain means talking to a , too. Whether an STD or fibroids or worse, only the doc could say.