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Doctor insights on: Brown Discharge 36 Weeks Pregnant

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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

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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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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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

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