Pregnancy gives a sense of immense pleasure to a woman fast approaching motherhood. It prepares the woman’s body to nurture the growing baby in the womb. During this process various changes take place in the lady’s body. Among the various changes, white vaginal discharge is the most common symptom experienced by a majority of the pregnant women. There is an increase in the white discharge during pregnancy due to high estrogen hormone levels in the body. This white discharge during pregnancy called as leucorrhea, consists of secretions from cervix, vagina, bacteria, and cells lining the inner wall of vagina and cervix.
Types of white discharge during pregnancy
Cervical plug sometimes comprises of streaks of blood which is termed as ‘show’ and is considered a sign of onset of labor.
White discharge during pregnancy is normal
Mild to moderate amount of white discharge that is not associated with itching, pain, burning urination or any other discomfort is normal during the period of pregnancy. It does not require any treatment.
However, an abnormal white discharge during pregnancy with itching, irritation or pain requires medical attention and suitable treatment.
Treatment of white discharge during pregnancy
Normal white discharge during pregnancy does not require any treatment.
Disclaimer: The information in the article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor.
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