Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid

June 28, 2009

  • Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid
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 Discharges during pregnancy
 During pregnancy, the volume of mucus Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman  Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman
   vaginal discharge increased significantly. This is due to increase blood flow to the area, as well as the activity of pregnancy hormones - estrogen Estrogen - the key to bone health  Estrogen - the key to bone health
   and progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 By which the vaginal walls become softer and increases the secretion of the mucous membrane.

 Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Discharge as a sign of pregnancy

These changes may surprise or even shock the women, especially those who for many years took oral contraceptives. It is known that these drugs significantly reduce the amount of vaginal discharge.

When it's pregnancy, the cervix is ​​formed a kind of mucus plug, which provides additional protection for the developing baby in the womb. This is another reason why the vaginal discharge becomes abundant.

This is not the only sign of pregnancy, which can cause concern for the expectant mother. External genitals and the vaginal wall in pregnant women can acquire purple and even a bluish tint. It is also associated with increased blood flow, other consequences of which is strengthening of libido. This change may be more noticeable in the second and third trimester; Some women, however, during pregnancy there is a sharp decrease in libido. And then, and another is the norm and can be a cause for concern, if only negatively affects the relationship with the father of the child. In this case, it is recommended to consult a doctor and possibly a psychologist.

 Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid


Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is called belyami. Normally this watery milk allocation and odorless, which resemble allocation appearing in some women before menstruation. But during pregnancy, their number can increase, due to increased levels of estrogen and increased blood flow to the groin.

Beli consist of mucus, which contains epithelial cells, separated from the walls of the vagina. Moreover, in their composition have beneficial bacteria, which feed on the epithelial cells and produce lactic acid. This acid protects the vagina, preventing the development of bacteria that cause a variety of diseases. Also the cables included liquid, the amount of which increased after sexual arousal.

Beli is not considered a sign of illness, but a completely normal, which helps clean and moisturize the vagina.

Moreover, the allocation of such doctors is considered one of the early signs of pregnancy Early signs of pregnancy: to believe or not to believe?  Early signs of pregnancy: to believe or not to believe?
 Which manifests itself more strongly, the more time passed from the moment of conception. Beli may be present throughout the period of pregnancy. In the last month shade selections may darken, and their number - increase. With these secretions can be confused discharge of mucus plug, which is the contents of the cervical canal. Allocation of consistency similar to egg white. Together with the slime allocated a certain amount of blood, sometimes so slight that many women do not even pay attention to it. This feature shows the preparation of the body for childbirth, as starting from the 38th week, can soften the cervix and opens slightly.

Moreover, in the last month of pregnancy is possible premature rupture of membranes, which can also be taken as the selection. Amniotic fluid colorless; They have a sweet, but not a specific smell of ammonia, so the woman will be able to distinguish them from the urine. The amniotic fluid can detect whitish flakes - is a piece of coating on the skin of the newborn. If any deviation from the normal discharge should be as soon as possible to see a doctor, especially in late pregnancy, because you may need urgent medical attention.

 Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Signs of infection

Also, as soon as possible to see a doctor if you notice changes in the number and nature of the discharge, because this may be a sign of infection or pregnancy complications. Thus, abundant white cheesy discharge from the sour smell, accompanied by burning and itching in the crotch area, indicate thrush (candidiasis). Thrush develops due to violation of acidity of the vagina under the influence of hormonal changes and depression of the immune system. The appearance of greenish, yellowish, grayish, or pus-like discharge with an unpleasant odor, causing itching and burning, it indicates infection with sexually transmitted infections (trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and so on.).

Vaginal infections require early treatment to prevent a threat to the health of the child.

The course of treatment are the two sexual partners.

The number of vaginal secretions may increase under the influence of any thermal stimuli or allergic reactions, such as when applying panty liners. This discharge - usually transparent and sufficiently abundant - stop while eliminating annoying factor.

If your selection is not correct, in no case do not self-medicate and do not take drugs without medical supervision. Wrong diagnosis and treatment can lead to serious complications of pregnancy.

Signs of missed abortion - that should alert?

February 24, 2014

 signs of missed abortion
 The worst pain a woman - is the pain of losing a child. Particularly badly that the child may lose even during pregnancy. This premature birth, and spontaneous abortions, and so-called missed abortion. According to statistics, about 15% of all pregnancies freeze. Diagnosis of missed abortion is sometimes difficult, in this regard, it is not conducted in a timely manner, as determined by pathology only for routine examination of women (gynecological examination, ultrasound, determination of indicators of human chorionic hormone). That is why it is so important to know the signs of missed abortion is not only a doctor, but the woman herself.


What is missed abortion

Missed abortion (or would-developing pregnancy miscarriage) - a condition where at any stage of pregnancy is terminated fetal development, causing him to die. Missed abortion refers to the pathology of miscarriage Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?  Miscarriage - why you lose the most precious thing?
   and can happen in any trimester. The most frequently missed abortion occurs in the first trimester (13 weeks).

Critical periods, when the development of non-viable pregnancy Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself  Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself
   more likely - it is 3-4 weeks, 8-11 weeks and 16-18 weeks.

For missed abortion cite different reasons. These include infections, malformations of the uterus, fibroids and endometriosis, uterus, hormonal disorders, endocrine diseases (diabetes, thyroid disease), unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, drinking), the woman's age (over 30 years).


What should alert

First pregnancy proceeds as normal. After conception the fertilized egg enters the uterus, which is implanted and starts to divide. The woman says all the typical signs of pregnancy: delayed menstruation, breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting, a positive pregnancy test. The very moment of termination of life of the fetus is seamless. In the early stages of the disease is possible to preserve all the signs of pregnancy.

The first sign of missed abortion is the sudden cessation of toxicity, absence of pain and breast engorgement. But this is not typical symptoms. Later, may cause nagging pains in the abdomen or in the lumbar region, spotting Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
 . Basal temperature drops to 37 degrees or below. In some untimely diagnosed cases, long-term course of the disease, the decomposition of the fetus, resulting in intoxication. The woman was rapidly deteriorating state of health, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting occurs.

Missed abortion can reliably identify the doctor. During a pelvic exam palpated the uterus, the dimensions of which do not comply with the expected term of the pregnancy. To that end, each visit to the antenatal clinic pregnant in the first trimester ends with mandatory inspection on the couch.

In the later stages of pregnancy, a woman does not feel the fetal movements are also possible abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   and lower back, the occurrence of bleeding. The doctor notes the absence of the fetal heart.


What are the signs of missed abortion could feel the woman

Pregnancy freezes in the case when an embryo or fetus dies. This happens more frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy. The most dangerous is an 8 week when there is a bookmark of the vital organs of the fetus.

Healthy woman may not always feel the pregnancy and its fading in the first weeks. However, many do it. The main feature of missed abortion - the disappearance of the signs of pregnancy. Disappear typical signs of pregnancy such as breast engorgement, changes in taste, attitude to different odors, and so on.

But these signs do not manage to catch every woman and there are two reasons. The first reason is that some women begin pregnancy without any features, which is why they did not catch her fading. The second reason - changes in the state fade after pregnancy will not happen immediately, but after a week or two, it is common and is associated with the individual characteristics of the functioning of the hormone system.

If a woman during pregnancy developed early morning sickness with nausea, vomiting and all the other "charms" of the state as it is not immediately returns to normal after pregnancy fading.

Some women may intuitively feel that with them that something was wrong, and this feeling is to listen, but not to panic and seek medical advice. If a woman periodically measures her basal temperature (the temperature in the rectum, as measured on an empty stomach in the morning before getting up), it is also able to capture the moment fading pregnancy: basal temperature in the missed abortion decreases sharply, indicating a change in hormonal levels. The increased basal temperature stays in the first half of pregnancy, during the second half of this symptom is losing its importance.

In the second half of pregnancy, the fetus begins to move, and the sudden termination of perturbations is the main feature of missed abortion. But sometimes stirring ceases completely and lose its intensity, in this case, you should consult your doctor and check if the child is not threatened danger.

Finally, the danger signs are the appearance of bleeding and abdominal pain. In this case, you should call an ambulance may even be able to save the baby in hospital.


Signs of missed abortion, which may reveal the doctor

The first signs of missed abortion, which could see the doctor, identified during the inspection, followed by ultrasound and blood tests.

At the next survey of women in the antenatal clinic doctor may notice a discrepancy between the size of the uterus and pregnancy. But this symptom is not always revealed - sometimes the uterus can grow and missed abortion by increasing the membranes of the ovum. Therefore the physician during a routine inspection of a woman focuses not only on the survey data, but also to complaints or simply feeling the woman.

If you suspect a missed abortion women an ultrasound study, in which the diagnosis of missed abortion is confirmed or withdrawn by the presence or absence of fetal heart tones and consistent with its size in pregnancy.

The diagnosis of missed abortion is also confirmed by blood tests on the woman's HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin - the main hormone of the first half of pregnancy). When fading pregnancy amount of hCG in the blood first ceases to grow, and then gradually (over 1-2 weeks) is reduced.

Sometimes a woman turns to the doctor later, when the background of missed abortion she shows signs of intoxication - fever, chills, headaches, pain in muscles and joints, and so on. It says a lot about the state of the doctor: it not only confirms the diagnosis of missed abortion, and requires emergency medical care in mind the threat of infection.

Emergency aid is needed when a woman and her pain in the lower abdomen and bleeding.

Sometimes pre-diagnosis of missed abortion is not confirmed in the survey: the fruit has not died, but is in critical condition. In this case, to help the woman to keep the baby can be only in a hospital.


Diagnosis of missed abortion

For timely diagnosis of missed abortion is shown:

  • gynecological examination;
  • Ultrasound (determination of gestational age and uterine size, fetal heart rate, presence or absence of the embryo);
  • identification of indicators of human chorionic gonadotropin (with missed abortion says stop, and then declines).


Prevention of missed abortion

Prevention of missed abortion involves removal of all hazards, nutrition, vitamins. After a case of missed abortion is recommended not to repeat pregnancy before six months, with a preliminary examination:

  • Pelvic ultrasound;
  • Consultation genetics;
  • examination for infections (toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection, chlamydia and others);
  • detection and treatment of hormonal disorders;
  • determination of autoantibodies in the blood;
  • determination of homocysteine ​​in the blood.

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