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Light Brown Discharge During Third Trimester
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
Early labor signal?: Old blood appears brownish. Did your OB examine you recently? Did you have intercourse? Is it still there, more profuse, reddish? Are you having contractions, pressure or pain in the pelvis? These are some questions you will be asked by your OB or his associate. Discharge can herald labor. A third trimester baby can have risks if born before term. So most obs would want to evaluate or speak to you. ...Read more
Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more
Reddish brown discharge during first trimester is it normal? Just had unltrasound that clarified everything is normal a day ago
No: But it is not necessarily serious. You should be checked. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a brown discharge in the first trimester? I notice that everytime I go to the bathroom n wipe myself there is a brown discharge. Sometimes I can feel it leak out as well. I don't remember having a brown discharge with any of my other 4
No: I would recommend seeing your doctor. Depending on how far along you are various issues could be the cause. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The uterus can rotate to the right & impact blood flow back to the heart from compression of the vena cava. Probably the best position for sleep in the 3rd trimester is on the left side in fetal position. That maximizes blood flow to the placenta which is how the baby gets nourishment. ...Read more
Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more
Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is safe and whatever position you can get comfortable in! ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs. Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more
Yes: But avoid if contaminated or if on recall. Buy from safe regular or whole food stores. ...Read more
Time to call OB: Suspicious for presence of an infection. Might be nothing, but should ask your OB. He/she may want to do an exam and microscopic evaluation of discharge to be certain nothing concerning.. ...Read more
Why do I have tingling numbness in my hands, and should I be worried because of persistance during my third trimester?
Odd posting: In the US, ice cream from commercial vendors is pasteurized and provides no risk to a pregnant woman at any stage. If you are consuming home or farm made ice cream from raw milk (illegal in many areas) it would be risky at any stage of pregnancy, not just the last trimester. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.
Normal: The enlarging uterus is putting pressure on your ability to expand your stomach when eating. Eat smaller lighter meals more frequently. ...Read more
Hello Dr, Did blood test during third trimester. Iron is 7.3 umol/L, reference range is 10.7 - 28.6. What does it mean please? Many thanks.
Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. ...Read more
During my third trimester urine analysis the report revealed RBC:2-3, Pus cells: 10-12 hpf and Epithelial cells: 10-15. Is it harmful for my baby?
Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so I decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www. Acog. Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more