Discharge in early pregnancy – the normand pathology

Update: October 2018


  • What is considered normal discharge in the early stages?
  • When should I contact a gynecologist?
  • What “talking” about the bloody discharge in the beginning
  • Why did brown secretions appear – is it dangerous?
  • What does the yellow discharge mean for short periods?
  • What do white, cheesy, heavy discharge mean?
  • What do greenish or frothy discharges mean?

Vaginal discharge is associated with women throughout their lives and are
a kind of indicator of the state of the female genital organs.
Vaginal discharge changes during gestation,
Therefore, any woman is interested in the question: “What are the allocations for the early
should the term of pregnancy be? ” Causes of suspicious secretions
can be very different, as well as their external characteristics.

What is considered normal discharge in the early stages?

Vaginal secretion is complex in composition.
a product that contains mucus secreted by the cervical glands
canal, desiccated cells of stratified squamous epithelium,
located on the walls of the vagina and microorganisms
(lactic acid bacteria predominate).

Vaginal discharge performs essential functions: protection from
pathological microflora, moisturizing during sexual intercourse and
self-cleaning vagina. Discharges have a different color and
density that depends on the stage of the menstrual cycle (action
sex hormones). For example, on the eve and in the ovulation phase of the release
mucous, clear, stretch well and resemble egg white
(see mucous transparent lasting discharge).

Some time after conception (approximately 10–14
days) external vaginal discharge indicators change. Related
it is with a “hormonal storm” occurring in the body of the future
mothers. The effect of progesterone – pregnancy hormone is explained
the appearance of thick, opaque and scanty discharge.

White discharge in early pregnancy, usually
called milk – is a physiological phenomenon. Thickening
vaginal discharge occurs to the formation of mucous
traffic jams in the cervical canal whose task is to prevent
embryo / fetus infection from all 40 weeks of gestation.

When should I contact a gynecologist?

Выделения на ранних сроках беременности Pregnant
must carefully monitor their health, notice all disturbing
signs and report them to your doctor. Especially this
concerns changing the color of vaginal whiter and / or occurrence
other symptoms. Do not postpone visiting women
Consultation in the event of:

  • itching and burning in the crotch area
  • discoloration of vaginal discharge (bloody, brown,
    green and others)
  • the appearance of pain
  • abdominal discomfort

It is important to recognize that self-medication is suspicious by color.
discharge, with an unpleasant odor, can negatively
affect the future mother’s health and future health

What “talking” about the bloody discharge in the beginning

  • Threatened miscarriage

Blood discharge in early pregnancy occurs
due to various reasons. First of all, should be deleted
miscarriage in a short time. Spotting in similar
situations are bright, scarlet (fresh detachment of the ovum),
accompanied by pulling, aching pains in the lower abdomen and / or in
sacrum and lower back.

If you do not start time saving therapy, which began
spontaneous abortion flows into the abortion phase in progress, when
the process is no longer possible to stop. This changes the character
painful sensations, the woman feels colicy pains that
indicative of powerful uterine contractions. Allocations become
copious, in some cases lead to profuse bleeding,
life threatening.

  • Pseudo cervix

Also the cause of discharge with blood is: cervical pseudo-erosion
uterus. In this case, the bleeding occurs after coitus,
hygiene procedures (see douching – dangerous during pregnancy)
or after a gynecological examination, and are called contact.

  • Bubble skid

Vaginal discharge with blood is a sign of cystic
skidding (the disease is quite rare). Bubble skid –
it is the degeneration of the chorionic villi into cysts and the death of the ovum.
The treatment consists in the speedy removal of a skid, that is
выполняется выскабливание полости uterus. Disease is not dangerous
only life-threatening bleeding, but also the transition to
malignant tumor – chorionepithelioma (more about the cystic

Other causes that cause bleeding in
The first 4 weeks of pregnancy can be:

  • myomatous nodes (in case of implantation of the ovum on their
  • cervical polyp
  • blood coagulation disorders
  • abdominal injuries

Why did brown secretions appear – is it dangerous?

Brown discharge may also be due to some
reasons. One of the etiological factors is bleeding in
период прикрепления плодного яйца к эндометрию uterus. Such
bleeding is wearing name implantation and does not pose a threat to
of pregnancy.

  • Implant bleeding

Dark brown discharge in early pregnancy appear
after 7 – 13 days the field of fertilization of the egg, so much
the time it takes an egg cell to overcome the path of the fallopian tube
– the cavity of the uterus “. Usually, these highlights are short-term,
only a couple of hours (extremely rarely 2 days) and scanty.

A woman may not notice such discharge, as the size
spots on linen no more than a pea or bean. In stage
implantation pregnant woman may feel mild discomfort
lower abdomen. The color of discharge in implant bleeding
varies, appearance and light brown are not excluded

  • Chorion detachment

Brown discharge is also a sign of “old” detachment
chorion (future placenta). For whatever reasons, the egg
exfoliated in one place from the uterine wall, resulting in
blood has accumulated between the chorion and the wall (retroplacental
hematoma). With further detachment, the hematoma is emptied, and its
content pours out. This condition requires therapy,
the purpose of which is to preserve pregnancy (see calculator
calculate the duration of pregnancy).

  • Ectopic pregnancy

Single or intermittent appearance of brown discharge in
early pregnancy can talk about ectopic pregnancy,
which proceeds as a tube abortion (see ectopic
pregnancy: symptoms). As a rule, discharge occurs after
an attack of moderate or severe pain in the iliac regions and
are explained by desquamation (rejection) of the decidual membrane in

  • Undeveloped pregnancy

Frozen (non-developing) pregnancy is also characterized
appearance of brown secretions from the genital tract. When frozen
pregnancy, the embryo dies, but the fertilized egg for some time
is located in the uterus, gradually exfoliating from its walls, which
и провоцирует возникновение темных secretions. Treatment of frozen
pregnancy only surgical (removal of the ovum).

What does the yellow discharge mean for short periods?

The whites of the yellow color signal malfunctions in reproductive
system of women. Abundant yellow discharge during early pregnancy
usually accompanied by inflammatory process in the organs of the genital
spheres (see yellow discharge during pregnancy).

Often, such secretions indicate the presence of infections transmitted by
sexually, but proceed erased or asymptomatic in “pregenerative
time “, and during pregnancy sharpened. Causative agents
genital infections can be chlamydia (see Chlamydia in women:
symptoms, treatment), ureaplasma, cytomegalovirus (see
cytomegalovirus and pregnancy) and other bacteria.

Urogenital infections are dangerous for developing ovum,
так как возрастает риск самопроизвольного прерывания of pregnancy.
Such secretions are accompanied by an unpleasant odor (see secretions
with the smell of fish).

The likelihood of yellow whites increases with exposure
irritating factors in the perineum and vulva:

  • allergic reaction to panty liners
  • frequent use of soap during intimate hygiene
  • wearing synthetic underwear

Small light brown discharge is one option.
implantation bleeding.

What do white, cheesy, heavy discharge mean?

Often, expectant mothers suffer from thrush (urogenital
candidiasis, see how to treat thrush in women, candles for thrush
during pregnancy). The disease can develop at any time.
pregnancy often recurs, but thrush debut occurs in
the first weeks after the occurrence of conception. High frequency
urogenital candidiasis during gestation is due
two factors.

  • First, immediately after the fertilized egg
    the uterus in the body of a woman weakens the defenses, so happens
    called immunosuppression (immunosuppression) that is necessary
    to prevent rejection of the fetus as an alien agent.
  • Secondly, with the onset of pregnancy, production increases.
    estrogens that increase the secretion of vaginal whiter that
    need to remove pathogens from the vagina.

But along with the pathological bacteria, the normal ones are washed out
lactic acid bacteria, which provokes the growth of fungi. Vaginal
discharge acquires the character of a cheesy white lumps,
become plentiful and accompanied by a sour smell.

What do greenish or frothy discharges mean?

Often the cause of abnormal vaginal whiter in early
terms of gestation can appear trichomoniasis. Causative agent
infection is Trichomonas, which “feel at home” during
vagina (see trichomoniasis in women: symptoms, treatment).

Discharges with trichomonas colpitis are greenish or
yellowish-green, foaming, have a peculiar unpleasant smell, and
their number is significant. In addition to pathogenic whiter, the expectant mother
notes sharp itching, burning and even pain in the vagina and vulva.

Early trichomoniasis is very dangerous for pregnancy, and
can be the cause of miscarriage or failed abortion. Treatment
this infection is prescribed only by a gynecologist, by no means
should try to get rid of the disease itself, as all
antitrichomonad means for oral administration are toxic for

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