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Doctor insights on: Milky White Discharge In Late Pregnancy

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Dr. James Lin
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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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Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Discharge: I would be concerned that this may be ruptured membranes. You should be seen for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Mucous plug?: Many patients will describe their mucous plug as jelly like. Many times you will loose your before contractions start, but you can't predict labor based on it. ...Read more

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My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

My period is never late & its now 2 days late. Pregnancy test came negative. I have white discharge. I am retesting in the morning. What is going on?

Hormonal imbalance: You may wish to wait a couple of days to re do the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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According to calendar, my period is almost 2 weeks late. Pregnancy test says negative. Have extreme milky discharge and sometimes pinkish. any help?

According to calendar, my period is almost 2 weeks late. Pregnancy test says negative. Have extreme milky discharge and sometimes pinkish. any help?

See doctor: If you're pregnancy test is negative that is usually a very good sign that you're not pregnant. However, milky-pinkish discharge from the breast is NOT normal and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Pink typically means blood and you need to make sure that you don't have a tumor in the breast or brain that's causing this discharge. Prolactin could be cause, but see a doctor for full evaluation ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks late and I have a white milky discharge but the pregnancy tests say no. Could i be pregnant?

Pregnancy Tests: If you are consistently regular, and you are 3 weeks out from your last menstrual period (lmp), you might well be pregnant, despite "negative" pregnancy tests, which measure hcg. These levels vary quite a bit, but should double every 24-48 hours in the early weeks. Repeat the test in another week; if still negative, you are likely not pregnant, but should seek another cause for the discharge. ...Read more

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I am now 13 days late for my period, and I have a lot of creamy milky discharge to the point where its dripping out, is this an early pregnancy sign?

Missed Period: The most common reason for a missed period is pregnancy. That fact alone means at 13 days late you are way overdue for a pregnancy test. The vaginal discharge is, in no way, a sign of pregnancy. But, missing a period sure is. Please go get a test today. ...Read more

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Period 10 days late with light spotting at the beginning. Two negative pregnancy tests but now have milky discharge. Period is never late. Pregnant?

Period  10 days late with light spotting at the beginning. Two negative pregnancy tests but now have milky discharge. Period is never late. Pregnant?

Further Testing: You can have a serum pregnancy test drawn that will be more accurate than the Urine HCG tests. However, if you are having vaginal discharge and are not pregnant, evaluation for Vaginal infection is recommended. ...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