White Loss Pregnant: No Panic
A typical reason for consultation in normal times, white discharge can become a source of concern during pregnancy. What are they due to? Can they be a sign of infection? We take stock.
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What are the White Losses?
Under the influence of hormones, from puberty, the mucous membrane of the vagina is desquamated. The cells on the surface age, die and are eliminated to be replaced by younger cells. This desquamation of the vaginal cells causes the appearance of white lesions.
Are white losses more abundant enclosure?
During pregnancy, vaginal secretions increase due to the high level of hormones produced by the corpus luteum and then by the placenta. These flows form a whitish coating, sometimes lumpy and often glossy. These white losses are normal, their increase indicative of the pregnancy state, and safe for the future baby.
Is it annoying and what toilet do?
- Many future mothers are hampered by this abundance of losses and live it as unpleasant, even dirty. It is not advisable to wash all the time. A vaginal toilet or shower will not alter some vaginal secretions and may disrupt the balance of the microbial flora of the vagina, some germs of which are beneficial.
- Too much body hygiene can cause the opposite of the desired effect, or even cause an infection. It is, therefore, better to proscribe vaginal injections such as vaginal douches. Also, remove too acid soaps.
- A private external toilet, the simplest and most regular possible, with a mild soap, is sufficient.
Can white loss be a sign of infection?
- The white, banal losses should not worry you. They should in no case be confused with colored, malodorous losses, accompanied or not by local itching, which, they indicate the existence of a vaginal infection.
- If you see such losses, do not panic! A vaginal infection does not systematically cause an infection of the egg. To allow unwanted germs to pass, the cervix must be opened, which is very fortunately infrequent.
Vaginal discharge: when to consult?
- However, caution should be exercised when consulting the gynecologist. Often, the losses described as yellowish are in fact only white losses having yellowed in the air. No reason to be alarmed. On the other hand, abundant losses, sometimes of a greenish color and accompanied by burns and itching, are often the sign of an infection. The diagnosis must be made by the gynecologist who may in certain cases request a complimentary sample to know precisely the nature of the germ. The treatment is primarily local, in the form of ovules or gynecological tablets. Depending on the type of infection, it may also be necessary to prescribe appropriate treatment for the future dad.
- Caution, however, recurrences are not uncommon during pregnancy. You should be vigilant because if you are not treated in time, your baby may be infected at the date of delivery.
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