Yellow Discharge During Pregnancy: When To Worry?

Yellow Discharge During Pregnancy: When To Worry?

13 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read

Dr Rupali Satija

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Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is a body’s way to prevent infection. Besides that, the two other reasons that lead to vaginal discharge during pregnancy are when the cervix and the walls of the vagina become softer and in the later stage of pregnancy when the baby’s head presses against the cervix. A normal vaginal discharge during pregnancy, known as leukorrhea is a mild odour or odourless, milky white, or clear discharge. This is considered to be a harmless discharge.

The problem arises when this vaginal discharge turns watery pale yellow or tick dark yellow with the presence of lumps. Such a discharge during pregnancy is worrisome and needs to be treated immediately.

A dark yellow discharge with lumps is commonly seen when a woman gets a bacterial or yeast infection. This kind of discharge is generally thick and has a bad odour. A woman that experiences a yellow discharge caused by a bacterial or yeast infection may also have a burning sensation and itching in the vaginal area while passing urine.

On the other hand, a pale-yellow discharge with a watery (urine like) consistency could be amniotic fluid. This discharge is usually odourless or sometimes with a slightly sweet odour.

Such a change in the vaginal discharge isn’t normal and has to be got to your doctor’s notice immediately. Pay attention to such changes to avoid serious complications and support a healthy pregnancy.



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