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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have a white discharge. What does that mean?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have a white discharge. What does that mean?

Probably form increa: Increased mucus but u must make sure your water is not leaking so please call your OB now and if u were my pt I would be inducing u tomorrow, since ideal time for the baby to deliver is 39-40 weeks and when I induce it is effective, safe, gets u into labor and has prevented many csections before the baby grew too big or got fetal distress or meconium fluid from going past your due date. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge when 40 weeks pregnant?

What is the brown discharge when 40 weeks pregnant?

That can be: Deoxygenated blood. Please let your obstetrician know asap. Do you have any other signs that labor may be imminent? I would probably see your obstetrician now or get checked at the emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant, yesterday my dr checked me and said I'm 3cm. Since then I've been having a brownish discharge when I go to the bathroom. Normal?

Yes: That is called a bloody show and its due to the trauma of the exam and sometimes due to contractions against the cervix. Just make sure the baby is moving well. In any case, when worried call ur md. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I wiped myself and got a stringy snot like discharge could this be my mucus plug?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I wiped myself and got a stringy snot like discharge could this be my mucus plug?

Likely: Mucus plug is a thick clump of mucus. It comes out any time near the end of pregnancy. Some women notice it, others don't. Labor may come soon but passing the mucus plug is not a sign of labor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I'm unsure if I have lost my mucus plug or not I have the normal discharge that women get when there pregnant? Help :/

Hi I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I'm unsure if I have lost my mucus plug or not I have the normal discharge that women get when there pregnant? Help :/

Ask you doc: This far along it is important to notify your doctor of any changes that you find concerning. The only way to answer this question is by examination. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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When I go pee and wipe I see a clear mucus looking discharge. 40 weeks pregnant.

When I go pee and wipe I see a clear mucus looking discharge. 40 weeks pregnant.

Talk to your OB: It could be one of the signs of impending labor, talk to your OB. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and had a light pink discharge when I wipe.... Light cramps aswell.... Help! (had sex a few hours ago)?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and had a light pink discharge when I wipe.... Light cramps aswell.... Help! (had sex a few hours ago)?

Call your OB: Prob from the sex but your OB can do an exam and us to make sure u are not trying to mc and no further intercourse at this point. ...Read more

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Can nipple stimulating at 40 weeks 5 days pregnant and having alot of mucus discharge help start contractions?

Can nipple stimulating at 40 weeks 5 days pregnant and having alot of mucus discharge help start contractions?

Yes: Nipple stimulation can cause release of hormones called Pitocin (oxytocin) that can cause contractions.
If you are not in labor by 41 weeks, talk to your OB and prepare a delivery plan optimal for your needs.
Best of luck!! ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant & for 2 days I been having clear white watery discharge with cramps does that mean my water broke?

I am 40 weeks pregnant & for 2 days I been having clear white watery discharge with cramps does that mean my water broke?

Possibly: Two things could be happening. It is possible that you have a small leak at this point or that your are experiencing an increase in clear discharge the closer you come to delivering. I would recommend seeing your OBGYN in order to do a test (Fern Test) to check if amniotic fluid is leaking. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

Hopefully: If your dates are correct, hopefully you are moving into labor. The longer you go past 40 weeks, riks start to increase. I would certainly go in to be monitored. Good luck. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant with watery like discharge but not enough to soak your panties or run down your legs what is it?

40 weeks pregnant with watery like discharge but not enough to soak your panties or run down your legs what is it?

Water breaking?: This symptom should be evaluated as soon as possible. Please call your OB clinician now. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more