Discharges during pregnancy may have a different character and it does not always indicate that the body is something precarious. But in order to understand the situation, you need to consult a doctor, the woman herself is difficult to understand, it is normal or not. To a pregnant woman is not left alone with their questions and fears, as well as to prevent all possible complications, it must regularly attend antenatal clinics. Nonpregnant women nature of the discharge is always associated with the menstrual cycle. In the first half of the menstrual cycle when goes oocyte maturation, a woman's body is mostly under the influence of female hormones estrogen resulting from the genital tract become liquid and sufficiently abundant - they are needed to ensure meeting the ovum with the sperm after it leaves from the ovary (ovulation).
In the second half of the menstrual cycle, estrogen is greatly reduced and comes to the fore another female sex hormone - progesterone
Progesterone - norm and pathology
Under the influence of which the discharge becomes thick and viscous, they fit in a plug closed cervical canal, preventing the infection to penetrate - it prevents the fertilized egg from a variety of influences.
In the first three months of pregnancy (meaning obstetric months to 28 days or 4 weeks), the major hormone acting on the female body is progesterone, so the selection can be thick, opaque (sometimes with yellowish tinge) and viscous. But keep in mind that the contents of the normal vagina should have an acid reaction, which is caused by the presence of lactic acid bacteria that produce lactic acid. In this environment, the pathogens can not replicate, so odor from excreta should not be.
From the fourth month of pregnancy, "grab power again" estrogen - liquid discharge becomes more abundant, transparent, sometimes slightly yellowish, but they also should not have an unpleasant smell.
From what may change the nature of secretions during pregnancy
During pregnancy a woman's body is particularly sensitive to various influences, including the effects in the genital area. Thus, various gaskets
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, Personal care products can cause discomfort in the form of itching and various kinds of selections (typically, such isolation are transparent and have no smell, if not now) infection who are after the elimination of these effects. But we must remember that with this stimulation the female genital organs are especially sensitive to the effects of infection: getting even small amounts of pathogens (eg, dirty hands or other foci of infection through the blood) can cause inflammation.
And finally, the most unpleasant - allocation can buy yellow infections, sexually transmitted diseases.
Select with nonspecific inflammatory processes of female genital organs during pregnancy
Nonspecific inflammatory processes called such because they are typical of many infectious agents. More often it happens staphylococci, E. coli, Proteus, etc. These inflammatory processes are rarely sharp, often inflammatory process was already before pregnancy, and with the onset of her intensified. Therefore, it is important to treat all possible foci of infection before conception.
Selections an exacerbation of the inflammatory process may acquire yellow color and odor, which suggests that they had a pathogenic microflora (infectious agents). Such an inflammatory process in the early stages of pregnancy can result in miscarriage
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As in inflammatory processes may suffer lining of the uterus in which the embryo is embedded.
Currently developed distinct methods of treatment of inflammatory processes at different stages of pregnancy.
Selections infections, sexually transmitted infections
Infectious agents transmitted sexually, can enter the body during pregnancy, and can stay there for a long time, when hidden within this infection. This happens when the wrong untimely treatment without laboratory monitoring: infection under the influence of antibiotics hid for a time, and during pregnancy, when a woman's body is weakened by sharp shifts in hormonal levels and metabolism
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, Pathogens "come alive" and cause aggravation.
In such cases we speak of specific infections: for each pathogen are typical signs of their own. So, for gonorrhea pus characteristic yellow color with an unpleasant odor, which are accompanied by burning and itching in the genital area.
Treatment of infections during pregnancy - is a complex process, however, there are medications that can affect the infectious agents, without causing complications in the fetus.
Discharges during pregnancy should be cause for concern, but not to frighten the woman. It should clearly know that prenatal doctor will always help her to understand what is normal or not.
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