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Doctor insights on: Light Brown Discharge During Third Trimester

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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

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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What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

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

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

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

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Is brown discharge during second trimester normal?

No: But it is not necessarily serious. You should be checked. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

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

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

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

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Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can I have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

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

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Yes: Most people have sometype of cramping throughout there pregnancy. It is more common during the third trimester. ...Read more

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Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester. Is it safe to take?

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

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Can I eat fresh pineapple during third trimester? Is listeria a concern?

Can I eat fresh pineapple during third trimester? Is listeria a concern?

Yes: But avoid if contaminated or if on recall. Buy from safe regular or whole food stores. ...Read more

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Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

Discharge with yellowish green tint during third trimester of pregnancy means?

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

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Can I eat ice cream during the third trimester? Is there a concern about listeria?

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

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Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

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

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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.

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.

Need iron: Iron level is low-which is common in late pregnancy. You are making new blood for you AND your baby. Iron supplementation would improve your and your baby's chances at and after delivery. ...Read more

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Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

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

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What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the third trimester?

What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the third trimester?

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

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Why do I feel like I can never catch my breath in the third trimester?

Why do I feel like I can never catch my breath in the third trimester?

Because your: Uterus is getting bigger, pushing the other organs up, which limits how far down your diaphragm can move when you breathe.

If this is acute shortness of breath, please contact your doctor asap or visit the nearest emergency room, since you could have a blood clot. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! Some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more