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Should I be concerned about vaginal discharge in the 2nd trimester?

Should I be concerned about vaginal discharge in the 2nd trimester?

Yes: If you experience vaginal discharge during the second trimester, this may be normal. It is possible that your discharge can be an infection such as a yeast or bacterial vaginosis infection. More concerning though, the discharge can also represent leakage of amniotic fluid that is surrounding your baby. Always check with your doctor if you think you are having vaginal discharge. ...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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Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be concerned about dark brown vaginal discharge in the first trimester?

Yes: This may indicate a threatened miscarriage and occurs when there is a mild separation of the early placenta. Strict bedrest and no intercoarse. Progesterone administration is found to be helpful in relaxing the uterus and allowing the separation to heal. See you ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

Mucus like vaginal discharge with blood, should I be concerned?

no: Not uncommon to have spotting with a micous like discharge around and after you ovulate. ...Read more

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Ive had leaky milky vaginal discharge for about 2 months now. I experience a little pain from time to time? Went to ER and nothing? Very concerned.

Ive had leaky milky vaginal discharge for about 2 months now. I experience a little pain from time to time? Went to ER and nothing? Very concerned.

Vaginal discharge: You probably have some type of infection e.g. yeast overgrowth. or bactteria (BA) iDoes the discharge sometimes have milky curds in it. Does it have an odor? Have you been on antibiotics lately? Are your periods normal. Are you having unprotected intercourse or exposure to a partner that may have an infection? What did they do for you in the ER. Did they do a pelvic exam and do tests for STD ...Read more

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Vaginal discharge that is clear but elasticated like an artificial gunge or slime. What is it and is it normal? Concerned.

Vaginal discharge that is clear but elasticated like an artificial gunge or slime. What is it and is it normal? Concerned.

It depends: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle and can be a normal sign of the hormonal changes of pregnancy. On the other hand, vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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I've had vaginal discharge for a while recently it started to smell really bad like a dead animal or something like that. Should I be concerned?

I've had vaginal discharge for a while recently it started to smell really bad like a dead animal or something like that. Should I be concerned?

Infection: Bacterial infection of the vagina can cause a foul odor. You should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon a possible this week who can evaluate you for the type of infection and determine the best course of action. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Vaginal Discharge (Definition)

Vaginal discharge refers to secretions from the vagina. Such discharge can vary in consistency (thick, pasty, thin), color (clear, cloudy, white, yellow, green), and smell ...Read more