There are some changes in the female body during the early pregnancy period, such as menstruation stop, vaginal discharge changes, and so on. So, what are the symptoms of vaginal discharge (leucorrhea) in the early stages of pregnancy? Understanding the leucorrhea that is very important symptoms of early pregnancy period is a good way to get a better grasp of the physical condition of pregnant women.
Vaginal discharge increase
This is because estrogen in the body gradually increases with the month of pregnancy. Estrogen stimulates mucus secretion in the cervix and endometrial glands, leading to high blood flow in the pudendal, vaginal and cervix regions of pregnant women. These organ tissues have increased water, and thus secretions have increased, and vaginal discharge has also increased.
In the early stages of pregnancy, the amount of vaginal discharge is generally increased. But the color and smell of the leucorrhea will not change much. If the vaginal discharge increases while the color and smell change, there may be some gynecological inflammation. When this happens, the woman needs to go to the hospital for an examination.
Yellow vaginal discharge in early pregnancy
Why is vaginal discharge appear as yellow in early pregnancy? In the early stages of pregnancy, reproductive system infections will cause yellow vaginal discharge.
Most common infections include:
- pelvic inflammation
Most typical bacterial infection is fungal vaginitis. The most typical symptom is an increase in vaginal discharge, a curd or a patch like. Vaginal, vaginal vestibular mucosa are highly edematous and covered with a white curd-like membrane. In severe cases, the labium may be swollen and adherent.
If it is trichomonas vaginitis, the vaginal discharge also will increase. The leucorrhea is in the form of a thin slurry, and the color will be grayish yellow or yellowish green. Vaginal discharge mixed with blood sometimes, and there is foam in it. The vulva has itching and burning sensation. There will also be pain during sexual life. When the infection involves the urethral opening, there may be dysuria(pain when peeing), unusually urgent urination, and even hematuria(blood in urine).
The typical clinical symptom of bacterial vaginitis is markedly increased vaginal abnormal secretions, which is thin homogeneous or thin paste. The vaginal discharge is grayish white, grayish-yellow or creamy yellow. The odor has a special fishy smell. Vagina feels burning sensation, itching.
Thus, the normal leucorrhea is white transparent and no abnormal smell. The yellowish leucorrhea in early pregnancy is caused by gynecological inflammation and cervical disease. There are many pathogens that cause infection. Different pathogens have different treatment methods. Patients should go to the hospital to confirm the diagnosis.
Blood-tinged vaginal discharge in early pregnancy
A small number of women will have blood-tinged vaginal discharge in the early stages of pregnancy. What is the reason for this?
blood-tinged vaginal discharge at the beginning of pregnancy usually indicates bleeding in the female reproductive organs. It may cause by physiological reasons or the pathological reasons.
The physiological causes
This is generally caused by bleeding from the implantation of the fertilized egg. The amount of bleeding from the fertilized egg is very small. It usually shows blood tinged or blood spots in the leucorrhea. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. If the pregnant woman has no obvious discomfort and the bleeding is not too much, then no need to worry about this.
The pathological causes
- An unrestrained and unclean sex life.
- Pay no attention to menstrual period protection.
- Multiple births.
- Frequently abortion.
- Not treated promptly after infection.
- Cervical injury during labor and abortion.
If the pregnant woman has a history of these and now appears blood-tinged in vaginal discharge, should go to the hospital in time.
What should I pay attention to when the leucorrhea increases in early pregnancy?
Increased vaginal discharge, whether it occurs in the early stages of pregnancy or other periods, you need to pay attention to the following points:
- Keep the private parts clean and wash the private parts 2-3 times a day with warm water.
- Pregnant women must prepare private basins and bath towels to prevent cross-infection.
- Pregnant women need to change underwear frequently. Do not put the washed clothes in the shadows place. They need to be exposed to the sun as long as they can.
- After defecation, wipe from the front to the back. This can avoid the residual stool or dirt around the anus into the vagina.
- Pregnant women need to strengthen their nutrition. During pregnancy, they eat foods rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, such as lean meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits.
- If the vaginal discharge increases with the color change, or even have a strong smell, you should go to the hospital immediately for treatment.
We also introduced 12 early pregnancy symptoms you should know in our another article you may want to know.