Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid - Pink

June 28, 2009

  • Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid
  • Norm and pathology
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  • Mucous
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Pink discharge during pregnancy

It has long been observed that the first weeks of pregnancy for all women occur in different ways. The longer the pregnancy, the more appears the common characteristic of all pregnant women, the symptoms. The same applies to discharge from the genital tract: in particular, they may be different in the early stages of pregnancy.

 Pink | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Pink discharge in early pregnancy - no panic, but we need to see a doctor

First pregnancy all external and internal genital organs of women rebuild their work under the influence of hormones. They grow additional blood vessels and mucous membranes of these organs are particularly vulnerable.

Often pink discharge in early pregnancy indicate the presence of micro traumas mucosa. For example, after intercourse, after a vaginal ultrasound probe, after examination of the gynecologist with the use of mirrors. In addition, the increased vulnerability appears in cervical erosion, they also begin to bleed slightly after minor injuries. Therefore, at the beginning of pregnancy, it is desirable to reduce the number of sexual contacts, and hold them as gently as possible. Nor douche - it can injure the mucous membrane of the vagina and cervix and cause a reflex contraction of the muscles of the uterus, which ended in miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?

Sometimes pink allocation occurs when the next menstruation are due - the body set up for the continuation of the menstrual cycle, when it became pregnant. As a rule, it is not dangerous, if not accompanied by pain and quickly ends.

All of the state - the options normal pregnancy, so you just need the time to notice the appearance of pink secretions and consult a doctor to clarify their origin.

 Pink | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid


Pink discharge, which continues for a long period of time and go into spotting and accompanied by spastic pain, can talk about the threat of termination of pregnancy.

In most cases, this is due to insufficient production of female sex hormone progesterone which prevents uterine muscle contraction and thus the termination of pregnancy.

With a lack of progesterone may at first appear pink discharge from the genital tract that move fast enough in spotting Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
 . That is why with pink secretions during early pregnancy it is better to consult a doctor. Blood test for progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
   immediately clarify the picture and if not enough progesterone, a woman will appoint replacement therapy. To conduct such treatment necessarily, otherwise there will be a miscarriage.

 Pink | Allocation during pregnancy - should not be afraid

Pink allocation in the second half of pregnancy

All external and internal organs of women continue to evolve undergoing changes, including their proliferating blood vessels. Therefore, the appearance of a small amount of pink discharge after a small injury (inspection gynecologist, sex, ultrasound) is not dangerous for a woman.

It is dangerous if the appearance of pink discharge accompanied by pain in the abdomen. It is a sign of incipient miscarriage or premature birth. In this case it is better not to wait for the appearance of overt bleeding and call an ambulance.

Pink discharge may be a sign that the departed mucus plug is located in the cervical canal and close it. This can occur both in preterm and at term (normal) delivery. It may also occur premature discharge of water, which is accompanied by rupture of membranes, in this case, water can not immediately released, and leak (if the gap was small), with a pink color (with rupture of membranes may cause damage to the small blood capillaries).

In all these states is of great importance competent assessment of the condition of the pregnant woman. Thus, the combination of pink discharge with abdominal pain Abdominal pain: when to sound the alarm?  Abdominal pain: when to sound the alarm?
   It requires immediate access to medical care that is necessary to call an ambulance. If there were the little pink isolation and a woman has a suspicion that they may be associated with a small injury of the mucous membrane of the vagina and cervix, then you just need to apply to the antenatal clinic for further diagnosis.

Pink discharge during pregnancy can have very different origins. But in any case, they should alert a woman. It was a timely visit to a doctor or antenatal clinic quick call an ambulance can sometimes prevent serious complications of pregnancy.

Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

June 18, 2009

   Sometimes during pregnancy, for whatever reasons, there is its interrupt or some disturbance in the condition of the fetus. In order to accurately diagnose and provide timely assistance, in some cases it is necessary to analyze the amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid obtained via amniocentesis.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

What is amniocentesis and what it is used

Amniocentesis - a puncture (puncture) membranes. Used amniocentesis to obtain amniotic fluid for biochemical (composition of substances dissolved in the liquid), hormonal (composition and hormones), immunological (determined by the breakdown in the individual immunity) and cytological (cell composition of the amniotic fluid) research that will judge the state fetus.

Amniocentesis is performed on the stage of pregnancy from 14 to 18 weeks, but in the case of a suspected genetic disease or malformation of the fetus Fetal development - week after week  Fetal development - week after week
   Amniocentesis can also be performed at an earlier date.

It used amniocentesis and abortion in late pregnancy for medical reasons (for health of mother and fetus). In such cases, fetal bladder inserted concentrated salt solution, or some other medication.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

Indications for

Amniocentesis is shown:

  • in the presence of phenomena of blood incompatibility of mother and fetus;
  • for the diagnosis of certain genetically determined diseases such as Down syndrome or hemophilia Hemophilia - a rare, but the disease sign  Hemophilia - a rare, but the disease sign
  • perenashivanie for the diagnosis of pregnancy;
  • to assess the overall condition of the fetus and the degree of maturity in the various complications of pregnancy.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

When you can not do amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • while malformations of the uterus;
  • in the presence of benign tumors of the uterus nodes A benign tumor - is not always safe  A benign tumor - is not always safe
  • at the location of the placenta on the front wall of the uterus;
  • at any fevers or infectious processes;
  • the threat of termination of pregnancy.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

How is the operation

Amniocentesis is performed obstetrician-gynecologist in the operating room. Before the surgery, using ultrasound, the position of the placenta to ensure that during the fetal bladder puncture it does not hurt. As a rule, puncture membranes through the anterior abdominal wall. The puncture site is determined depending on the location of the placenta and fetus. Recently, an amniocentesis is performed under the direct supervision of an ultrasound.

The skin of the anterior abdominal wall treated with 5% alcoholic solution of iodine. Then, a pain management by introducing into the puncture Novocaine Novocaine - why it is so popular in medicine?  Novocaine - why it is so popular in medicine?
 Then make a puncture of the anterior abdominal wall, the wall of the uterus and fetal membranes thick needle length of 10-12 cm. In order to investigate into the syringe gaining 15 ml of amniotic fluid.

If the placenta is located on the front surface, that amniocentesis carried out through the vagina. After 36 weeks of pregnancy (should not be used to, since it is possible showdown membranes and development of labor), amniocentesis can be performed through the cervical canal using a special apparatus amnioscopy.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

Complications during surgery amniocentesis

Currently, such complications are rare, since amniocentesis is usually performed under ultrasound control. However, amniocentesis may be the cause:

  • abortion;
  • placenta injured - blood appears in the syringe; damage to the fetus, usually does not happen;
  • opening membranes followed amniorrhea and development of labor (by careless amniocentesis through the cervical canal);
  • of inflammatory processes in the fetal membranes.

 Amniocentesis - necessary but dangerous

Laboratory examination of amniotic fluid

The amniotic fluid contains fetal cells, which are subsequently grown in special media for 2-4 weeks, as the cell is usually enough for the study. The cells are then examined for the presence of fetal genetic abnormalities, and in case of detection of such anomalies (eg, Down syndrome) woman should have an abortion.

Laboratory examination of amniotic fluid may also reveal the degree of maturity of the lungs. To determine the amount of surfactant - specific substances secreted by cells of the lungs and are necessary for normal breathing immediately after birth.

Biochemical, immunological and hormonal composition of the amniotic fluid can correctly predict the development of the pregnancy and birth of a healthy baby.

If the doctor offers to do an amniocentesis, it means that there is a need, and the procedure is carried out for in order to be sure that you have a healthy baby is born.

  Galina Romanenko

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