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I am 39 weeks and having watery discharge every so often that soaks my underwear. It also has a little bit of white thick discharge in with it. Is this normal? Or could it be my water leaking?

I am 39 weeks and having watery discharge every so often that soaks my underwear. It also has a little bit of white thick discharge in with it. Is this normal? Or could it be my water leaking?

Water Leak vs. Urine: Hello Nicole, There are several possible reasons as to why you may be experiencing an intermittent watery discharge. While this MAY be due to a leak, from your 'bag of water', it may also be due to your bladder being compressed (by your Uterus). It is very important to distinguish between the two possibilities, because prolonged leaking of your bag of waters is dangerous. Please contact your Dr. ...Read more

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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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I am 39 weeks 2 days pregnant and from last night I have noticed an increase in vaginal discharge.Is it the mucus or water has broken or normal.

I am 39 weeks 2 days pregnant and from last night I have noticed an increase in vaginal discharge.Is it the mucus or water has broken or normal.

Common experience: Many women experience an increase in vaginal discharge towards the end of a pregnancy. The mucus plug may also feel like more discharge. Generally, the amniotic fluid will feel and look like water. It may have the consistency of urine, but won't smell like urine. When the water breaks in earnest, you won't have much doubt! you'll be sitting in a puddle! good luck with your delivery. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge and some cramping..At 39 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal to have brown discharge and some cramping..At 39 weeks pregnant?

Bloody show?: You may be in labor! congratulations! what you describe could be bloody show, which occurs just before labor starts. Call your OB and let them know. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Im 39 weeks pregnants had a show and now a whitish discharge is this normal?

Im 39 weeks pregnants had a show and now a whitish discharge is this normal?

Please call your OB: That is normal at 39 weeks, if u were my pt , i would be inducing u by 40 weeks if u have not go into labor and i would have made sure u had a recent us at 34-36 weeks to check the efw and fluid and position, a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to b delivered is 39-40 weeks, too many bad things can happen once u go past your due date an the baby could have already been out! ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

Like any mass...: The baby is a mass growing in your pelvic region, and it causes pressure on some of the blood vessels obstructing the blood flow from your legs back to your heart, thus causing your legs accumulate fluid. Although it largely improves after the pregnancy is over, it may lead to the formation of the varicose veins and some leg swelling to remain in the future. ...Read more

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Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Now ! as you need immediate evaluation to make sure u do not have pre- eclampsia as u will need to be put on meds and get delivered if u do, and even if u do not have that, u need evaluation of the headache so if i was your OB i would send you straight to the labor room now for evaluation and to check the baby ., so please call your OB now. ...Read more

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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Maybe you could help with my question. I am 39 weeks pregnant and having watery discharge every so often that soaks my underwear. It also has a little?

Break water?: It sounds like you may have broken your bag of water. Given this description of symptoms you need to go to the hospital Labor and delivery and be evaluated for this. You may just be seeing discharge or your mucous plug. You say that it soaks your underwear which sounds more like you ruptured your membranes. Head to L and D now. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more