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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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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 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

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Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Yes: The mucous discharge in the third trimester increases. It is also normal to leak small amounts of urine. If the discharge is heavy your should be checked for vaginal infections and to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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How soon will symptoms of listeria appear? I ate some recalled cheese and within 12 hours was nauseated. I am currently in my third trimester.

How soon will symptoms of listeria appear? I ate some recalled cheese and within 12 hours was nauseated. I am currently in my third trimester.

Listeria: The incubation period for Listeria gastroenteritis is substantially shorter than other gastrointestinal illnesses, mean incubation period is 24 hours (range 6 hours to 10 days). Common symptoms include fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and pains in joints and muscles. You should see you doctor if you have above symptoms and have blood and stool cultures performed ...Read more

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In my third trimester just started my seventh month three weeks ago and now I'm leaking a grayish white mucous and I'm wondering what it means?

In my third trimester just started my seventh month three weeks ago and now I'm leaking a grayish white mucous and I'm wondering what it means?

Get it checked: An increased discharge in the third trimester may be normal but it can also be a sign of an infection or ruptured membranes. Its best to have it checked out by your OB. As your pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges, blood flow to the mucus membranes of the vagina and cervix increase causing more discharge. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clear fluid leaking from my vagina in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have clear fluid leaking from my vagina in the third trimester?

Yes: There is more discharge as the pregnancy progresses and many women find they are more comfortable wearing a panty shield for the last few months. If you think you could have broken your water, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

What tests will I need in the third trimester?

GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

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

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