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I'm 37 weeks today and I find some extra milky white discharge what does it mean like my body preparing for labor? Baby is headdown position

I'm 37 weeks today and I find some extra milky white discharge what does it mean like my body preparing for labor? Baby is headdown position

Discharge: Some discharge at the end of pregnancy is normal. Sometimes it means infection. Some pass their mucous plug as their cervix starts to dilate. Have your Obgyn evaluate you to see what is going on ...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


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Is a major increase in creamy white discharge sign of impending labor?

Is a major increase in creamy white discharge sign of impending labor?

Call your OB: Today and every time this question comes up until you are delivered. If you're worried about labor you need to call your OB - only, the internet and well-meaning family cannot help you. ...Read more

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36 weeks and 4 days, white discharge before labor, should I be concerned?

36 weeks and 4 days, white discharge before labor, should I be concerned?

White discharge in: Late pregnancy is normal and not a sign of labor. Some women will get spotting as they start to get regular contractions. Other women break the bag of water - that is clear water like fluid that is usually enough to run down the legs. This is different from the normal white to yellow discharge common in late pregnancy. ...Read more

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2wks ago I was 1cm dilated50%effaced, now im 39wks3d.Yestarday my baby drop to pelvis, today woke up with a clear/white discharge, am I close to labor?

2wks ago I was 1cm dilated50%effaced, now im 39wks3d.Yestarday my baby drop to pelvis, today woke up with a clear/white discharge, am I close to labor?

Sounds like it: If this is your first what you are describing is what I have seen. Once the head drops things tend to take off. See your doctor for another exam. You may get a surprise! ...Read more

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Lower back pain and creamy white discharge, could I be in pre term labor?

Lower back pain and creamy white discharge, could I be in pre term labor?

Call doctor: If you are pregnant, which I presume you are, and you indicate that you are preterm and you are having low back pain and increased discharge, then you need to call your doctor immediately. Yes, you need to be assessed for preterm labor. ...Read more

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If you keep having clear discharge does that mean labor is close?

Call OB: A clear discharge can mean you have premature rupture of membranes, which can increase chances of infection and other complications. Please call your OB or go to labor and delivery now. Read this AFTERWARDS: See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Premature_rupture_of_membranes ...Read more

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Thick like white discharge what does that mean?

Thick like white discharge what does that mean?

Normal vs infection: Some women's discharge varies w/time of month (relative to menses/periods). If you're otherwise asymptomatic, you can just take a wait & see attitude. If there's any itchiness to your vagina (i'm assuming that's where your discharge is coming from), you might have a yeast infection which should respond to many over-the-counter antifungals. If you're sexually active w/o using condoms, go see ur doc. ...Read more

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I have excessive oder less white discharge, what does that mean?

I have excessive oder less white discharge, what does that mean?

Odor: If this is an odor not familiar to you, then I would see your gynecologist to have a checkup for bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What is a white discharge and clear fluid mean?

What is a white discharge and clear fluid mean?

Uncertain: Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have. ...Read more

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Whst do it mean when you have milky white discharge?

Whst do it mean when you have milky white discharge?

Possible Reasons: When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c >. ...Read more

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What does brown then red and then white discharge mean?

Brown is likely old: Blood. Red is likely fresher blood. White can be for different reasons. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), clear/watery or white d/c both occur during menstrual cycle.; pregnancy (white/ milky). It can be thin or thick ; >. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you see white discharge when you cough?

What does it mean when you see white discharge when you cough?

White cough is mucus: Whenever you cough, mucus in your airways and lungs is being brought up (expectorated). The color indicates cells are present in your mucus. Try drinking plenty of fluids, maybe add an expectorant, such as Guaifenesin (mucinex). Unless you are experiencing other symptoms, white mucus is ok. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman is most fertile? When I have white discharge.

What does it mean when a woman is most fertile? When I have white discharge.

Discharge: A woman's discharge goes from opaque and thick to clear and stretchy like egg whites at a woman's most fertile time when she is ovulating and most likely to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a lot of white discharge and watery discharge a week after protected sex?

What does it mean when u have a lot of white discharge and watery discharge a week after protected sex?

Nothing necessarily: If your question has to do with the possibility of a pregnancy then, the meaning of the discharge can only be known after you miss your next period, get a home pregnancy test and find out the results. The other thing that a discharge can indicate in a woman following sexual relations is that of an infection. Protected sex reduces but does not illuminate chances of sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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I was feeling sick inin the morning 2 days in a row and now I just noticed creamy white discharge. What could this mean?

I was feeling sick inin the morning 2 days in a row and now I just noticed creamy white discharge. What could this mean?

Obviously: This strongly suggests a yeast infection of the vagina add it is possible that you also have a systemic yeast infection. I suggest that you see your Dr. ...Read more

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What does white discharge mean? Just had brown discharge that stopped a few days ago n now white discharge. What could it be?

What does white discharge mean? Just had brown discharge that stopped a few days ago n now white discharge. What could it be?

GYN: Get a pelvic exam and culture of the discharge: multiple causes: normal, mucous, infection, STD. Yeast-cannot be answered here. Call for an exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a white cunky discharge white discharge that been happening for a while and now got blood in ti

Monilia (yeast): These symptoms classically describe yeast infection, and may be accompanied by vaginal pain, or pain with intercourse. Over the counter treatments for yeast are available (only topical creams or suppositories will be effective from over the counter medicines.). ...Read more

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I experienced stretchy white discharge after I used the restroom tao days ago. Now I have normal white discharge. What does this mean?

I experienced stretchy white discharge after I used the restroom tao days ago. Now I have normal white discharge. What does this mean?

Changes with cycle: Vaginal discharges can change with hormones during different parts of your cycle. If you do not have itching, burning or pain it is probably all just normal discharge. ...Read more

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I have white discharge prob for more than 12yrs, but since 2 months it has increased. I get discharge in my urine at times. Pls advise?

I have white discharge prob for more than 12yrs, but since 2 months it has increased. I get discharge in my urine at times. Pls advise?

Could be hormonal: If you have had a couple of kids, you could have a larger-size cervix that creates a copious discharge. The cervix is a very glandular structure and part of its purpose is to lubricate - you may just have an overzealous lubricator! Many women are bothered by a more generous vaginal moisture. The fact that it has increased in the last 2 months is a little odd. No odor/itching means no infection. ...Read more

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What does white discharge instead of expected period mean?

What does white discharge instead of expected period mean?

Sexually active?: 1-Are you sexually active?
2- having unprotected sex?
3-If so? When was your last sexual encounter? 4-is the discharge foul in odor? .

If you answerec yes to the first 2 questions, then you could be pregnant. If no to both then it could just be hormonal. If you answered yes to questions 1, 2 and 4, please see your primary doc for further test. ...Read more

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As a teen, what does it mean if you have white discharge on your boobs?

As a teen, what does it mean if you have white discharge on your boobs?

Be seen.: I am interpreting your question as you have white discharge from your nipples. I have seen several cases and they were no problem. However, I still recommend you be seen and evaluated as it is not always a normal condition. ...Read more

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Meant to have period but have white discharge instead why? What does this mean?

Sexually active? If: Yes take a pregnancy test. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w ovulation (clear/stretchy), . ...Read more

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What does white discharge from the penis mean?

What does white discharge from the penis mean?

A trip to the doctor: White discharge from the penis means a trip to the doctor is coming up, unless the "discharge" is normal semen or the small amount of normal mucus in the urethra (which should be clear, not actually white). Any other discharge can be checked to see if there is an infection or urethral inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a white discharge that comes out while peeing. What does this mean or why does it happen?

Vaginal discharge: If you're female, presumably this is vaginal discharge, right? Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated. Also true if the discharge is coming from near the vaginal opening or the urethra itself, perhaps due to inflammation of Bartholin or Skene's gland. Most causes are not serious, but better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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If I have a lot of white discharge and my period hasn't come what could that mean?

If I have a lot of white discharge and my period hasn't come what could that mean?

Check pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. The vaginal discharge will require an examination for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Having a white discharge can mean what?

Having a white discharge can mean what?

Female?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you see white discharge?

What does it mean when you see white discharge?

White discharge.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. When pregnant vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. Eukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. Leukorrhea usually doesn't >. ...Read more

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I'm one day late with white discharge. What does that mean?

HPT: Sexually active or inactive.? It doesn't necessarily mean anything. However, if you have had unprotected vaginal intercourse these findings could be consistent with (but not diagnostic of) pregnancy. The easiest way to find out is to take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more