Pregnancy is not a disease, but a wonderful time in the life of every woman, in which certain changes in the body of the expectant mother are simply necessary for the development of the child. In this regard, many pregnant women have a number of questions. For example : is discharge during pregnancy normal? Do you need to worry about the slightest change? When to go to the doctor?
Let’s see what “bad” signs during pregnancy require seeking medical attention.
Reason to see a gynecologist
1. You are pregnant but have bleeding. The bleeding is accompanied by painful sensations in the abdomen, similar to pain during menstruation. This is a direct threat of termination of pregnancy (miscarriage). The appearance of acute pain in the lower abdomen is a sign of ectopic pregnancy.
You need to immediately consult a doctor, and it is best to call an ambulance. Only in a medical institution are they able to help maintain pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy requires the intervention of a surgeon.
2. White cheesy discharge. Why it happens: Pregnancy is a double burden on a woman’s body. Against this background, immunity usually decreases, thrush develops.
Thrush, a fungal infection (candidiasis), is often diagnosed in pregnant women. Cheesy discharge during pregnancy can be the result of increased levels of female hormones. The main goal of treating such a condition is to completely get rid of the symptoms of thrush and restore the microflora of the vagina in order to avoid a second course of treatment in the future.
Treatment of thrush should be comprehensive. Medicines are prescribed by a doctor. No self-medication for thrush during pregnancy can be carried out.
3. Bloody spotting and pain syndrome, reminiscent of pain with delayed menstruation. This condition is very common with an ectopic pregnancy. These symptoms cannot be ignored, because the fallopian tube may burst.
Signs that the tube has ruptured: moderate bleeding and a feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen (due to the accumulation of blood in the abdominal cavity); the rapid development of bleeding and a decrease in blood pressure. The woman may pass out.
4. Natural discharge increased. This is usually not a sign of illness. Unless the discharge during pregnancy is accompanied by itching in the vagina. A similar clinical picture indicates a sexually transmitted infection.
An accurate diagnosis can only be made by a doctor based on special studies. The same symptoms (discharge and itching) are characteristic of bacterial vaginitis. The expectant mother should clearly understand that any infection can harm the baby or cause premature birth. To avoid undesirable consequences, treatment must be started urgently.
Control over the situation
A discharge with a small amount of blood may appear unexpectedly. Moreover, bleeding can be throughout pregnancy. Perhaps this is a lack of the hormone “progesterone” in the body of a pregnant woman. It is necessary to contact a gynecologist and undergo an appropriate examination, which will allow avoiding problems in the future.
Discharge in the form of blood clots in the 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy may indicate fetal hypoxia. The doctor observing the pregnancy must be informed about this in order to correct the situation in a timely manner.
Women in an interesting position need to clearly understand that pregnancy is the case when you have to play it safe a thousand times. If you have any doubts, you can and should consult a doctor. As a rule, timely medical assistance is a good application for maintaining pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby.