Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid - Mucous

June 28, 2009

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Mucus during pregnancy

Mucus during pregnancy may be a sign of how norms and pathology. But this one little feature - need other benchmarks, such as the feeling of the pregnant woman. If the mucus is not cause her discomfort, most likely, is the norm.

 Mucous | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Options norms

Mucous discharge characteristic for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (first trimester). They can have different colors - from completely colorless (most often) to whitish and yellowish. The consistency of the discharge in early pregnancy resembles raw chicken egg yolk - they are thick, gelatinous, often highlighted in the form clots.

Such separation appear in early pregnancy under the influence of the female sex hormone progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 . Thick viscous and sticky mucus fills the cervical canal and prevents infections in the uterus. Mucus in the first trimester should alert a woman only if they are accompanied by an unpleasant odor and irritation of the mucous membranes and the skin of the genitals. In this case, an urgent need to see a doctor and do tests to detect possible infection.

After the twelfth week of pregnancy thick mucus disappears and is replaced by the more abundant and liquid separation - the result of the growing influence of the female sex hormones estrogen.

 Mucous | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

The result of infection

In some cases, mucus in the first trimester of pregnancy acquire an unpleasant smell - a sign of the presence of pathogenic bacteria in them. The bacteria do not always cause inflammation, sometimes they multiply, causing an unpleasant odor and irritation of the tissues. This condition is called bacterial vaginosis, it is dangerous that at any moment can begin the inflammatory process.

If the inflammatory process has begun, the mucus Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman  Mucus - what is the norm for a healthy woman
   often become mucopurulent character, greenish-yellow color, odor, there are burning and itching in the genital area. The most common infections during pregnancy are chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system  Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system
 , Trichomoniasis. Sometimes an effect of latent gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
   - That during pregnancy it is often detected.

Sometimes infectious and inflammatory diseases identified in the second half of pregnancy. In this case, the first sign of a change in the selection - they often become mucopurulent character. Joining such characteristic features as burning and itching in the genital area, no doubt in the infectious origin of the disease. In the second half of pregnancy, the fetus is usually better protected from infections than the first, because he already has the placenta, which does not pass the main types of infection to the fetus. Nevertheless, the danger of infection persists baby during childbirth.

 Mucous | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Is it necessary to treat the infection during pregnancy, or better to do after birth?

All genital infections identified in pregnant women require treatment, because they can go to the fruit and it will develop intrauterine infection (IUI). IUI is very dangerous for the baby - it leads to its destruction or serious, sometimes fatal disease. Infection and child during childbirth - it will also lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia, severe damage to the brain, kidney, liver, blood poisoning (sepsis).

Today obstetricians learned to treat any infections in pregnant women. There are special guidelines for the duration of pregnancy, which is necessary to carry out such treatment, and used drugs. Therefore, you need not be afraid of the treatment and of the infection and its consequences.

Medications used to treat pregnant women who have passed the necessary clinical trials in which it was proven that they do not adversely affect a pregnant woman and the fetus, including non-teratogenic effects (do not cause malformations in the fetus).

 Mucous | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Mucus during pregnancy as a sign of irritation and allergy

Sometimes different kind selection, including mucous character, having, in contact with the genitals some irritant or allergen. It may be too tight underwear, allergic to the fabric, toiletries, personal care products. In this case also, there may be signs of inflammation, but non-infectious nature, which definitely need to see a doctor to determine their true nature and to eliminate the use of all substances, or clothes that cause irritation. If such is not the time to treat the disease, be sure to join the infection, which always lives in the mucous membranes of the genitals.

Symptoms missed abortion - beware

February 24, 2014

 Symptoms of missed abortion
 Symptoms of missed abortion is definitely worth knowing every woman. Fading pregnancy often happens in the first trimester, but it is possible such a complication and in any other period, including a few weeks before birth. The main task of the woman in this case - in time to see a doctor.


Missed abortion: what happens in a woman's body and how it threatens

There are periods of pregnancy, during which most often occurs fading. This is the first four weeks, 8-12 and 16-18 weeks. When under the influence of various reasons fetus dies in the mother's body, it is developing the so-called missed abortion. If diagnosed in time missed abortion women spent scraping Scraping - heavy and unsafe procedure  Scraping - heavy and unsafe procedure
   uterine cavity or cause premature labor.

If fetal death go unnoticed, it can remain in the uterus for quite a long time or never leave it without medical assistance within a few days, weeks, months or even years. At the same fetal tissue undergo certain changes, and toxins released during this having a negative effect on the fetus. The process of decomposition of fetal tissue can occur in different ways.

Most often exposed fetal tissue maceration, ie aseptic necrosis, accompanied by weeping. Sooner or later, such a process associated infection and without care a woman can die.

Much less is happening dry gangrene of the fetus - mummification. Usually this occurs in the death of one of the fruits of twins or triplets. The dead fetus decreases in the volume of amniotic fluid absorbed. This state can be maintained up to the birth.

A third outcome of missed abortion - petrification when mummified fetus "impregnated" with calcium salts and turns into a fossil. This fruit can be years in the mother's body without causing any discomfort.


As shown missed abortion in the early stages

Missed abortion in the early stages is sometimes not so easy to define. The most common warning signs of notices at the next examination, the doctor of female consultation. The first sign in this case is the discrepancy between the value of the uterus in pregnancy. To clarify the diagnosis woman examine blood HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin - the main hormone of pregnancy) and conduct ultrasonography (US). In a sign of US missed abortion Signs of missed abortion  Signs of missed abortion
   is the lack of the heartbeat of the fetus and HCG at first remained on the same terms (but must rise before the end of the first trimester), and then decreases.

How the woman may notice a missed abortion? Most often in the form of reducing the signs of intoxication, if it was an early toxemia of pregnancy. But this is an unreliable sign because at the end of the first trimester symptoms of toxicity, and so reduced.

You may notice a reduction engorgement and pain in the breasts, but it does not always happen, as the hormonal support of pregnancy may persist for one to two weeks after the death of the fetus.

Finally, missed abortion can be determined to reduce the basal (morning, it was measured before getting up) the temperature in the rectum. During pregnancy basal temperature is higher than outside of pregnancy.

If you missed first trimester fetus is expelled from the uterus by spontaneous abortion (there bleeding, cramping or dragging pain in the abdomen), the body of the mother increases intoxication, which is manifested in the form of a deterioration of the general state of health, chills, fever, headache and so on.


What are the symptoms of missed abortion in the later stages

In the later stages of a woman is easier to feel the symptoms of missed abortion Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself  Missed abortion - do not lose faith in yourself
 . The most important symptom that is hard to miss, is the absence of fetal movements. If fetal movements are missing or have fallen sharply during the day, you should consult your doctor - perhaps the child is still alive, and he can be helped.

Often during the second half of pregnancy, fetal death is accompanied by bleeding Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
   and abdominal pain. These are signs of preterm labor, but they do not always indicate that the fetus is killed - sometimes with timely medical care can save it. To confirm or rule out missed abortion, in this case it is best using ultrasound.

Quite often, a woman can not catch the fading signs of pregnancy in time, which is why all pregnant women are required to monthly (and more frequently if necessary) must be seen in the antenatal clinic. It is not a mere formality, but a vital necessity.

Galina Romanenko

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