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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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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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I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor?

Maybe: Though you will start having contractions to call it labor. At 38 weeks, you can go into natural labor at any time, so you should have your bag packed to go to the hospital at any time. The discharge is probably a physiologic discharge. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor? A lot of back pain is coming too?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor? A lot of back pain is coming too?

Maybe: It sounds like there is more pressure on your cervix this morning. It doesn't mean you will go into labor. You need to rest and drink a lot of water. If you are dehydrated, you will have contractions that can hurt, but they don't do anything. You want to do whatever makes them go away, otherwise you won't feel good. Real labor will not go away with hydration, so you can't stop it. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge,on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon. ?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I'm having a lot white discharge,on and off again cramps, lots of pelvic pressure. 
I'm extra tired, does mean labor soon.
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Pregnancy: It's normal to have increased vaginal discharge during pregnancy because of hormonal changes. However if the discharge has an unusual smell, new consistency (liquidy, extremely thick, etc.) or has any blood you need to go in for an evaluation. Also It's normal at 38 wks to have contractions and fatigue as your body prepares for labor. If you have any pain with urination, you should get examined. ...Read more

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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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I've been having a milky white discharge on my liner when i check my pants before toilet, i'm 38 weeks pregnant, is this a sign of labour?

I've been having a milky white discharge on my liner when i check my pants before toilet, i'm 38 weeks pregnant, is this a sign of labour?

No: Milky white discharge is common in pregnancy and especially in the last few weeks as the cervix softens and begins to dilate. If you have more clear fluid like water then you need to be evaluated to see if your membranes have ruptured. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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I'm bout to be 38 weeks and have a lots of white discharge and my baby is not moving a lot is that normal ?

I'm bout to be 38 weeks and have a lots of  white discharge  and my baby  is not moving  a lot is that normal 
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NO!: Decreased fetal movement at term is an indication for delivery - go to the emergency room now to be evaluated and good luck! ...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