He green discharge during pregnancy differs from whitish discharge habitual preceding menstruation or leucorrhea mainly by the disagreeable odor that accompanies it, in addition to its greenish hue. The main cause of this change in the appearance of vaginal discharge is usually related to the presence of a bacterial infection type. It is prudent, therefore, learn and know immediately recognize the characteristics of this symptom.
Flow losses during pregnancy may vary, as happens during the menstrual cycle. In most cases, they are normal and therefore should not worry us too much. During the gestation period, the flow has a whitish color, and may have some odor, but in no way unpleasant. Neither it produces burning sensation or burning. This flow is very similar to that shown in some cases before the menstrual period and may be more abundant (which in medical terms is called leukorrhea).
If vaginal losses increase intensity you can use a panty liner these days, but during pregnancy so you should never do is use tampons, because it could be a risk factor for infection. Similarly, it is advisable use cotton underwear and maintain good personal hygiene habits. Hygiene should not become an obsession, because if we overdo washing the genital area too often part of the protective flora that naturally protects the vulva is removed, increasing the risk of bacterial vaginitis. Two showers a day (morning and before bedtime) is sufficient.
Greenish flow: how to recognize
The color change of the flow is usually indicative of some kind of infection, especially when It is accompanied by an unpleasant odor. When the flow acquires a greenish yellow tone, while it becomes thicker, bad smell and It produces, among other symptoms, itching, burning and redness dela area, we have a vaginitis, one of the most common infections.
Greenish flow vaginitis in pregnancy
In these cases, especially if you’re pregnant, you have to go to the doctor to confirm or rule out the type of infection and apply the most appropriate treatment. It is very important to treat because certain types of infections can be transmitted to the newborn during the delivery. In these cases, the doctor may prescribe gels, suppositories, vaginal creams or ointments. Vaginitis can also be recurrent, because sometimes it can appear after birth. It may also be necessary, in case of bacterial vaginitis, oral therapy urgently.
Greenish flow out of pregnancy
When the flow is indicative of an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) it is advisable to avoid intimate relationships until symptoms disappear and avoid using condoms. Just as in other cases, follow the basic advice on personal hygiene and avoid using too tight clothes.
The most important thing is that we should not underestimate the signals sent by our body through the vaginal discharge, especially at a stage where so many changes such as pregnancy occur.
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