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Why am I having brown discharge at 36 weeks pregnant?

Why am I having brown discharge at 36 weeks pregnant?

Needs evaluation: Brown discharge usually means old blood. While bleeding and pregnancy is very common, it's never considered normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. At 36 weeks it may simply be from your cervix starting to soften and dilate. Your doctor will need to confirm this. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and had slight brownish discharge, could I be losing my mucus plug?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and had slight brownish discharge, could I be losing my mucus plug?

Possibly: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and had a brown/red discharge. I have already lost my mucous plug though! : (?

36 weeks pregnant and had a brown/red discharge. I have already lost my mucous plug though! : (?

More mucous: Mucous is constantly being produced in the gland of the inner cervix. Therefore you may have another smaller plug of mucous at any time. If you have been examined recently or have been intimate you may also have some bloody mucous. Call you md if you are not sure of what is happening. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to spot brown discharge/mucous for after a cervical exam at 36 weeks pregnant?

How long is it normal to spot brown discharge/mucous for after a cervical exam at 36 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes, it is normal. The cervix is very friable at this time. It should stop in a day. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with the placenta your OB can do an exam and an ultrasound and vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have had brown discharge and at times I just leak clear fluid. I had sex 5 days ago. Is this normal.

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have had brown discharge and at times I just leak clear fluid. I had sex 5 days ago. Is this normal.

Get checked: You will need to see your doctor. The priority is to make sure you did not break your water. Then they can see if you are passing your mucous plug, leaking urine or have acquired a vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more

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Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Unknown: Here is the information available:
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

Yes: Yes, you maybe pregnant, if not from this episode of unprotected sex, then from a prior instance. Also, if you've engaged in unprotected sex, then painful discharge could also be due to sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Easy way to determine if pregnant or not is to take home pregnancy test, available w/o prescription at most pharmacies - they're accurate as soon as you're late. Then c doc ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sexualy active cums inside all the time. Brown discharge for a week slight cramps then blood for 4 days then light brown again could I be pregnat?

Sexualy active cums inside all the time. Brown discharge for a week slight cramps then blood for 4 days then light brown again could I be pregnat?

It is possible: Pregnancy is always a possibility. You need to have a pregnancy test. If it is positive you need to be seen by a doctor for follow up (confirm intrauterine pregnancy and not ectopic pregnancy)
if your are not attempting to conceive and are sexually active I advise you to consider a reliable birth control method and should be careful not to catch a sexually transmitted disease (std). ...Read more

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I was supposed to have my period on the 14th of this month as I had my last one on the 17th of last month, but didn't had, brown discharge, am I pregna?

I was supposed to have my period on the 14th of this month as I had my last one on the 17th of last month, but didn't had, brown discharge, am I pregna?

Check a preg test: Anytime your period is late, there is always the chanc eof pregnancy if you are sexually active. The 1st thing to do is check a pregnancy test. If it is positve, you shoudl se eyour obgyn for confirmation. If negtaive, there are many reasons for a period to be a little off and it generally is nothing weriosu or dangerous. If it persists over several months, a visit to your obgyn will be helpfuf. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and cramping after one week as finished my periods am I pragnent?

I have brown discharge and cramping after one week as finished my periods am I pragnent?

If you finished your: Period one week ago - then this should not mean that you are pregnant. Brown discharge is usually older blood. ...Read more

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I had anal sex with my husband on 8th day of my periods, he ejacuated in my anus twice. Insd of next periods I got only brown discharge. Am I pregnent?

I had anal sex with my husband on 8th day of my periods, he ejacuated in my anus twice. Insd of next periods I got only brown discharge. Am I pregnent?

Maybe but not fromit: If you only had anal sex and ejaculation into your anus on 8th day of your period you will not get pregnant. If healthy viable and mobile sperms were introduced into your cervix then or at other times, the risk of pregnancy would increase. A simple blood pregnancy betaHCG test will answer your question. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge at 5 weeks preganant?

Is it normal to have brown discharge at 5 weeks preganant?

It is normal: Brown spotting at 5 weeks gestation is normal. You can discuss with your obstetrician at next prenatal visit. ...Read more

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Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because I don't want to be preganant:' (also with brown discharge with it

Clear mucus discharge from vagina? What does it mean?!? Help? Because I don't want to be preganant:' (also with brown discharge with it

Discharge: A pregnancy test is simple, cheap, and will quickly answer your question about pregnancy. Otherwise, brown mucus discharge may be normal or a sign of a uterine problem, cervical problem or even a vaginal infection. Either way, just see a doctor who can easily tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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I dnt get reg prds. I dnt hve sex often; last had it 8-1-14, he ejaculated in me, strtd my prd 8-31-14. Woke up 10-19-14 with brown discharge. Pregnt?

I dnt get reg prds. I dnt hve sex often; last had it 8-1-14, he ejaculated in me, strtd my prd 8-31-14. Woke up 10-19-14 with brown discharge. Pregnt?

Maybe: But unlikely if you had a regular period on 8-31-14. Since your periods are not regular to begin with, I would recommend just doing a urine pregnancy test - it it's negative, then don't worry. ...Read more

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I frequently have unprotected sex and I'm on the birth control pill, I never take it on time. I have brown discharge in my knickers could I be pregnan?

I frequently have unprotected sex and I'm on the birth control pill, I never take it on time. I have brown discharge in my knickers could I be pregnan?

Yes: Regardless of the brown discharge, if you are not taking your pill correctly, not using condoms, and are having sex, then you are certainly at risk for pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about options for birth control that will be better for you. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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Pink/brown discharge 5 days after unprotected sex with 99% positive no ejaculation on microlite contraceptive pill. Slight bloating/pain. Am I pregant?

Pink/brown discharge 5 days after unprotected sex with 99% positive no ejaculation on microlite contraceptive pill. Slight bloating/pain. Am I pregant?

Unlikely, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant really chunky discharge, never had it before. What could it be?

36 weeks pregnant really chunky discharge, never had it before. What could it be?

Probably normal: Pregnancy can cause discharge, and sometimes, as your mucus plug comes apart, it can be particulate. This could be a sign you are preparing to deliver, or that your cervix is dilating. See your physician in any event. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and for about 2 weeks I have been losing green snot looking thick discharge every day. It doesn't smell?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and for about 2 weeks I have been losing green snot looking thick discharge every day. It doesn't smell?

Mucus plug: It sounds like you have lost your mucus plug. This happens as the cervix begins to thin, relax and shorten in preparation for delivery. This does not necessarily mean delivery is eminent. It may be 2 weeks or more before actual labor begins. If you notice any loss of fluid, bleeding or pain, it is time for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I'm having a green watery vaginal discharge. Is that normal?

I'm 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I'm having a green watery vaginal discharge. Is that normal?

No: You need to be examined to make sure your water is not broken or that you do not have an infection. Asap. ...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