Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-04


Hi <br><br>I needed to find out if discharge is normal within a pregnancy and wanted to ask what colour is the discharge?

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"Vaginal discharge of some sort is common during pregnancy. During early pregnancy, there is an increased production of hormones, particularly estrogen, that can lead to vaginal discharge. In addition to the increased production of estrogen, there is increased flow of blood to the vaginal area during pregnancy. These factors can cause a variety of secretions, both from your cervix and from your vagina itself, that lead to vaginal discharge. Increased vaginal discharge is generally not anything to worry about. The term for vaginal discharge is leukorrhea, and this is the same vaginal discharge that you may have occasionally had before you became pregnant. It is typically odorless or has just a mild smell, and will probably be somewhat milky. Occasionally, you might find something of a reddish to brown tint to your vaginal discharge. If you do, this typically indicates "spotting" or light bleeding. "

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